Footage filmed on Sunday, in the Ugandan city of Masaka, located some 130 kilometers (80 miles) from the Ugandan capital of Kampala, shows pupils of the El Cambio Academy performing amazing football skills.
The El Cambio Academy is said to train the children and help them become professional footballers. Apart from offering football training, the Ugandan academy helps its pupils develop... Еще themselves holistically and improve their self-esteem by encouraging them to speak in front of each other.
Head Coach at El Cambio Academy Ulrik Bredegaard noted «that is just as big a challenge, actually, as developing them in football, but we do both because we know that both are equally important.»
He went on to say, «We are asking them to talk about their life and their values, and how important it is to be a good, God-fearing, responsible citizen of Uganda and in the world.»
The academy also offers scholarships to its pupils. One of the pupils said, «It was not easy for me like to study, because they used to chase me away from school because I never had the school fees, and my mother had to work hard so that she could pay pay for me [the] school fees. But at home we are very many children, and it was not easy. But here we are very many, but they can pay for our school fees, and we can get everything we want.»