Sponsorship of young sport talent in Uganda

From January 2017 Shares (U) Ltd started to sponsor a promising and serious sportswoman in Uganda and wishes to do so every year. The first sponsorship is given to a young golfer from Jinja Golf Club called Martha Babirye. She began to play golf in 2013 and first came onto the scene in 2014 when she won the Kakira Open overall ladies title. Since then golf minded Uganda was talking positively about her. In the two years to follow, and with the help of small donations, she managed to attend some of the golf tournaments in Uganda and won several in Entebbe, Mbarara, Tororo, Lugazi, Kampala and Jinja, among which was “The best 10 East Africa ladies Open” in 2016.

Who we areThe Golf100 Magazine of June – Sept 2016 called her the Jewel of Jinja. All good you would say and she should be able to find herself a sponsor easily! Unfortunately the reality is different in this part of the world. Like in so many other African countries there is a lot of talent in Uganda that is struggling to find sponsors. Why have we decided to opt for sport and focus on woman? Because sport is an excellent opportunity to advertise the country in a positive manner with respect for the people and promotes a healthy living at the same time. And woman in this part of the world are extra challenged to develop and to secure a steady income.