September 5, 2013

UOC ,Duke of Edinburgh sign pact

The Uganda Olympic Committee officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Duke of Edinburgh as partners to promote Olympic values.

UOC President William Blick (R) and Ambassadar (rtd) and Klaus Holderbaum
UOC President William Blick (R) and Ambassadar (rtd) and Klaus Holderbaum (Photo: Dorothy Nekesa)

The organisation and Cooperation includes the terms of Memorandum and within the scope of the Duke of Edinburgh’s international Award in which Uganda will organize specified and mutually agreed Award activities with one of the key activity components being the promotion of Olympics education  and culture, ecncourage participation of its delivery partners such as Uganda Girl Guides Association, Uganda Scout Association, Uganda Red Cross Society in activities mentioned.

As stipulated by the MOU, Uganda will invite the participation of UOC to Award forums both regional and National, training sessions, conferences,expeditions, award ceremonies, facilitate the exchange of information and the sharing of resources where desirable at national level and encourage this process at local level, solicit regular reports, encourage organization of at least one joint PR activity per annum, invite inputs from UOC among others.

UOC President William Blick said the Uganda Olympic committee is pleased to partner with the Duke of Edinburgh award and will work hansd in hand.”

We shall ensure that the Award program will be intergrated in its youth programmes, provide materials and Olympic literature for the promotion and publicity of Olympic Education and culture.

UOC will further look to ensure we invitethe Duke programs in our forums,training s, conferences, encourage exchange of information and sharing of resources among other activities lined up”.

The trustees of the Duke of Edinburgh’s international in Uganda present at the press conference Ambassadar (rtd) Klaus Holderbaum and Rennie Anglezark Richardson expressed their joy of working with youth in Uganda for a very long time.

“The awards focus on individual challenge and its simple format is adaptable to ensure its relevance and accessibility to any young person anywhere in the world.

The awards were formed in 1988 following the successful worldwide expansion of the Duke of Edinburgh Award UK program launched in 1956 by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and it now operates in 140 countries and has given 8 million participants a chance to develop essential life and work skills, irrespective of background or circumstances” Rennie emphasised

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