Edgars Youth Programme (EYP) is a Ugandan NGO using soccer sports related activities to get young persons out of pathetic situations. We started off in 2004, with three (3) soccer players, a few balls and a dream to guide young players so that they would not make the same mistakes we made. One day we hope to open our own training center where we can accommodate the talented youths as well. Today, Edgars Youth Programme has established an office along Albert Cook Road opposite Mengo Medical School behind Edge Technologies, with supporting staff and more than 15 coaches. Soccer clubs are running 6 days a week at different schools in Kampala, and we have been able to implement several soccer for development projects. Our aim is to develop local football in a professional way, right from the grassroots – starting with boys and girls aged three (3).
We believe that;
- Every child should be given an opportunity to play soccer.
- Sports helps to live a healthier life with less injuries.
- Sports helps to develop personalities and social skills.
EYP creates career opportunities for (veteran) sportsmen.We want to give back in appreciation to those who helped us on the way to success. Activities, therefore are also targeted towards supporting the vulnerable youth, who need support to get out of their challenging situations.