29 December 2012

Uganda: Former Bomber Rescues Children

Former Uganda boxing team member Alex Nyakana has launched a sports school in Maganjo on the outskirts of Kampala.

Nyakana, who was part of the Bombers at the 2007 World Championships in Chicago,United States, has so far registered 300 children at the school.

He is keen to see the children take on sports as well. Nyakana went to the United States 18 years ago after getting help from one Lillian Riddick.

Through her connections, the lady enabled Nyakana to pursue education.

Later, he attained a degree in sociology at the University of Nevada before he went into business.

"Recently, I visited Riddick who is now 81 years old and we talked about how her connections benefitted me. I can also change another person's life," Nyakana said.

"I was moving on the streets before she helped me and I believe that by using education to tap talent in sports, I would help these kids have a future."

The activities at the Maganjo school are athletics, football and volleyball

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