CECOD is a UN-supported local NGO based in Uganda that, like Play It On, works for development through education, sports and sustainability. You can read more about CECOD on www.cecodug.org.
It is Play It On’s partner organization CECOD that organizes the meeting between travellers and local clubs and schools in the sports program of Play It On. CECOD is a UN-supported, but locally based non profit organization that, just like Play It On, works with development through education, sports and sustainability. The work with education, sports and sustainability is primarily done through CECOD’s participation in ‘The Climate Change Network of Eco Schools’ that has been operational since 1992. As such, CECOD forms part of an international Eco Schools Network, and in Uganda CECOD is responsible for around 300 public schools participation in this network. Each year CECOD realises a range of workshops and seminars, focused on educational aspects of environment and sustainability, for public schools in Uganda. The organization establishes amongst other things sustainability competitions for the schools that can win points and be certified as ‘eco-friendly’, which gives them access to privileges such as receiving sports gear for their environmental efforts. Read more on www.cecodug.org.
Skørping Frem is a Danish football club that besides working for children and youth having the best possible circumstances to do sport in the city of Skørping and around, also has a long history of being internationally responsible and aware. This international awareness and willingness to engage has led to a natural collaboration between Play It On and Skørping Frem. In 2013 the two institutionalised their partnership agreement and since, Skørping has donated much football gear to Play It On – to the great thrill of (so far) more than five public schools in Uganda.
Silkeborg Højskole has participated in Play It On’s project as ‘travellers’. Eleven students from the school spent two months living with local families in villages around in Uganda over the winter of 2014. The students had brought football gear from Copenhagen. This gear was used in football games between villages, arranged by the students themselves. To read more about the story, see our blog.