Watoto Wasoka

In brief

Watoto Wasoka uses ‘Football 4 WASH’ as the core of the change model. Through big events and football games they share the ideas of health education on Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Watoto Wasoka also trains teachers and coaches in schools and communities, these in turn take the lead of the programme in their schools and communities.

Problem to be tackled

Watoto Wasoka uses football to change lives of slum children for the better, football as a vehicle for positive change in the lives of slum children in Uganda including life-changing opportunities for education, youth empowerment and health education.

Local partner

Watoto Wasoka implements the project which includes trainings for coaches and teachers, workshops on ‘Football 4 WASH’ methodology, a development symposium in Kampala or tournaments for boys and girls.


The beneficiaries are registered members of Watoto Wasoko’s on-going programmes. They are selected through their communities and registered to take part in the programmes via their various community football teams for children, led and supported by community coaches and the foundation.

The programme itself includes 3’000 children.

SOL’s contribution

With the support from The SOL Foundation Watoto Wasoka will be able to establish structured football and to promote good hygienic practices in slums and schools in Kampala.

Project partner

Watoto Wasoka Foundation envisions changing lives of slum children in Uganda through structured and regular football programmes. Its mission is to create purposeful opportunities for play in a safe environment.