Brookside Limited has injected 1.2 Billion Uganda Shillings into the 2017 regional Brookside East Africa secondary school games.
The allocation was made in a launch held at Imperial Royale Hotel on 11 July 2017 and graced by Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataaha Museveni who was represented by Sam Odongo, a Commissioner at the Ministry of Sports and Charles Bakkabulindi, the Sate Minister for Sports.
The offer follows the earmarking of Uganda as host country for the 2017 regional Brookside East Africa Secondary school games scheduled for July 16-27 2017 at St Joseph Layibi College, Pece Stadium, Kaunda Grounds and Sacred Heart in Gulu district.
The Brookside East Africa Secondary School Games involve sporting competitions in various games organized at selected secondary schools within the East Africa region that comprises of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Southern Sudan.
Each of the six East African countries will hold their own national secondary schools’ championships in various sports disciplines out of which the top two teams in both the boys and girls’ competitions will qualify to compete at the regional Brookside games.
Speaking during the launch event, Oliver Mary, the Marketing Director Brookside Limited said, “as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility drive, Brookside Limited supports education initiatives such as the Brookside East Africa games which develop the complete individual in terms of sports, academia and Health.”
Oliver Mary added that Brookside Limited believes that every child has a talent that needs to be identified and nurtured. “To this end, we are sponsoring the Brookside East Africa Secondary games because through such programs, the youth are able to play while at the same time use sports to identify and nurture their talents.
Oliver Mary further explained that the championships are held in different countries every year and the venue is never the same such that students can travel to different parts of East Africa and also learn more about their geography and the different cultures across East Africa.
“Brookside has presence in the entire East African region, and we will continue to support all activities geared towards the improvement of the livelihood of people in East Africa, “ she said.