Hoima cluster won the overall after being declared winners for both netball and football games.
Living Earth Uganda, one of the pioneers in promoting sustainable development and environmental conservation in Uganda, on Saturday May 13th, 2023 organized an exhilarating Team Building through Sports Day event. This much-anticipated gathering brought together employees, volunteers, and community members for a day of spirited competition, camaraderie, and fun-filled activities.
With a focus on fostering teamwork, enhancing communication skills, and promoting physical well-being, the event proved to be a resounding success. Football, netball, and an array of exciting games served as the cornerstone of this unforgettable day, leaving participants with lasting memories and strengthened bonds.
The Executive Director Living Earth Uganda, Mr. Swithern Tumwine noted that, “There was no better time to organize such an activity to ‘offload’ the fatigue that had accumulated over a long period of input distribution and other heavily engaging project activities”.
Unleashing the Spirit of Unity
Team sharing a light moment during one of the games
Speaking at the event, the Assistant project manager for the Agricultural Support Service Project (AgricSSP) Mr. Moses Nuwaha observed that the teams displayed the desire, ambition and team spirit throughout the games, which demonstrates a winning culture in Living Earth Uganda.
“We have teamwork but what constitutes a team is the individual’s effort aggregated together for their team, which I believe every enterprise desires” says Mr. Nuwaha.
Living Earth Uganda firmly believes that fostering a strong sense of unity and collaboration is paramount for achieving sustainable change. The Team Building and Sports Day embodied these values as participants eagerly joined hands, breaking down barriers and forging connections through shared experiences. By engaging in friendly competition and collaborative challenges, individuals developed a deeper understanding of the importance of teamwork, mutual support, and effective communication.
Football: A Game of Strategy and Collaboration:
Football game between Hoima (Orange) and Buliisa offices (Red)
One of the highlights of the event was a football game between the Hoima and Buliisa office clusters, where teams battled it out on the field, showcasing their skills, agility, and teamwork. The players demonstrated tremendous determination, agility, and sportsmanship, giving their all to secure victory for their respective teams.
Through the fast-paced nature of the game, participants learned crucial life lessons such as strategic planning, adaptability, and effective decision-making. The football tournament not only promoted physical fitness but also inspired a sense of healthy competition, encouraging individuals to push their boundaries and reach new heights.
Netball game between Buliisa (Green) and Hoima (Orange)
Living Earth Uganda is committed to gender equality and empowering women within their organization and local communities. The inclusion of netball in the event allowed female participants to showcase their talent, resilience, and leadership skills on the court. Netball, known for its fast-paced action and strategic gameplay, provided a platform for women to shine and fostered an environment of inclusivity and equal participation. The enthusiastic cheers from the sidelines echoed the support and encouragement provided by all attendees, emphasizing the importance of embracing diversity and promoting gender equity.
A Diverse Range of Exciting Games:
Participants during a sack race competition
In addition to football and netball, Living Earth Uganda organized a myriad of exciting games to keep the energy levels high throughout the day. Egg on spoon, relay races, mind games, and sack races injected laughter, enthusiasm, and friendly rivalry into the atmosphere. These engaging activities not only provided moments of pure joy and entertainment but also promoted teamwork, problem-solving, and creativity. Every game encouraged participants to work together, communicate effectively, and collaborate towards a common goal, fostering a sense of unity that transcended the individual games themselves.
There was lots of eating and drinking at the event
Living Earth Uganda's Team Building and Sports Day was a remarkable event that combined the thrill of sports with the essence of teamwork, unity, and fun. The football and netball tournaments showcased the participants' skills, determination, and sportsmanship, while the diverse range of games brought out their creativity, problem-solving abilities, and collaboration. By engaging in these activities, Living Earth Uganda successfully reinforced the values of teamwork, communication, and mutual support among its employees, volunteers, and community members. The event where the Hoima office was the overall winner left an indelible mark on the participants, reminding them of the power of unity and cooperation in driving sustainable change and fostering a brighter future for all.