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Ingemar Ekblad & Jana Karlsson volunteers from Sweden, 2009 Starting at 15 June 2009 reaching up to January 2010 we will be engaged as volunteers at Mbale Tigers Table Tennis Club. We are sent by the Swedish NGO called Twiga who has been a partner to Tigers since 2003. Preparations for the time as volunteers was held at Österlens folk high school (Sweden) during tree months were we studied development as well as culture and history of Uganda.

Ingemar is, apart from this one year as volunteer for Twiga and Tigers, a student of Peace and Conflict studies at Malmö University. One of his greatest interests has always been sports and while growing up he was trying out loots of them, one was Table Tennis. Tough, his number one sport has always been football.

In Sweden Jana Is studying at Gothenburg University to become a high school teacher, teaching social science and religon. Jana has been coming back to Uganda and Mbale yearly since 2001where she, amongst other things, has been wrighting reports on HIV/Aids prevention. Jana has also been involved in sports while growing up too. She was a very fair handball player.

Parallel with our work at Tigers we will also volunteer with another partner of Twiga in Mbale, namely Mooni Sports Club, which engages youth in football, basketball and netball. We are both convinced that being part of a sports club gives youths opportunities to enter an arena were they can evolve both psychically and mentally. A sport club can, apart from developing sport skills, be a place where you learn and practice everyday democracy and equity. Thus enables youths to become stronger and more aware citizens. “Developing youths trough sports” as it reads on the signpost outside Tigers building in Maluku, Mbale: its a possibility!
Last Updated ( Sunday, 02 August 2009 )
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