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There is no denying that Uganda has fallen on the international radar in recent times.
But all hope is not lost that the good old times can be reminisced.
From organising Two-Day games to having separate coaching sessions, the younger generation has taken it upon themselves to ensure Uganda dares to dream again. ‘Catching them young’ is the phrase coming off everyone’s lips in Lugogo.
Former Cricket Cranes skipper Davis Karashani and ex U-19 wicket keeper Denis Musali have held the bull by its horns and inaugurated Generation Next Cricket Academy.
On December 12, the partnered with the Rotary Club of Bugolobi, Naguru Provincial and Kololo to organise an Xmas BBQ Party for the kids that had regularly been undertaking drills with them.
This was part of their end of year activity of giving back to a group that is helping improve the lives of the youth.
Pesh Aloyo, the coordinator from the Rotaract Club of Bugolobi, urged the youngsters to live responsible lives by staying in school. “Avoid bad company and say no to alcohol and smoking,” she preached. Aloyo pledged that the rotary clubs will support the academy and its activities in a bigger way in the New Year.
Each of the kids went home with a gift hamper that comprised of home use necessities. Karashani and Musali, the founders of Generation Next Academy, thanked the rotaract fraternity for the generous offer. “We will invite you again in January when we host a youth tournament,” said Karashani.