SMS ONE Supports KAVC In Fundraising Drive To Take Team To Cairo

Photos by Ruva Roy Collins and Habre Muriisa

SMS ONE (U) has joined other corporate companies and individuals in supporting the Kampala Amateur Volleyball Club (KAVC) in their fundraising drive to send the team to Cairo-Egypt for the 2018 Africa Club Championship.

In October 2017, the KAVC A men’s team won the 2017 National Championship and consequently qualified to go and compete at the 2018 Africa Club Championship in Cairo which runs from 25th March to 6th April. The African Club Championship is the highest competition on the continent and only the best teams per country qualify to attend.

The team is therefore looking for funds to send the team to take part in the very important tournament which may impact greatly on the team and other individuals as well.

“As SMS ONE, we are proud to be associated with KAVC and support the cause to take the team to Cairo. We have projects like Chano8 Conekt that work with the youth and will support activities that help develop their skills both academically and in sports” Mrs. Elizabeth Mushabe the Chief Finance Officer SME ONE, said while handing over UGX.2Million to the KAVC President Amon Ainebyona and his team.

Mrs. Elizabeth Mushabe the Chief Finance Officer SME ONE handing over UGX.2Million to the KAVC President Amon Ainebyona and his team earlier this afternoon in lower Kololo

According to Ms Olive Ekallam the team manager, the budget for a full contingent of 18 people (comprising 14 players and 3 technical staff) is UGX 127m.  However, KAVC being a voluntary sports club could not fully meet this financial requirement hence starting the campaign to raise the funds from the public.

Kampala Amateur Volleyball Club is a voluntary sporting organization promoting volleyball from grassroots to elite levels. It was founded in 1970 KAVC which makes it the oldest volleyball club in Uganda and it boasts of five teams in the National league (3 men’s teams and 2 Ladies’ teams).

The club has managed to collect funds through individual member contributions, various fundraising drives like the car washing activities, donations from friends and well-wishers as well as sponsorship from corporate organisations. The club still needs about UGX.70million more in order to send the full contingent.

“We hope to still receive support from the office of the First Lady, the Parliament and other corporate organisations that have promised to support us in this cause”. Said Olive Ekallam the Team manager KAVC

The two sides during the meeting where they agreed to work together beyond this particular campaign

SMS ONE under the Chano8 brand there fore, has come up to support the ’Take us to Cairo movie Nite’ drive tonight where they will be showing the blockbuster movie Black Panther to the public.

“We appeal to the masses and well-wishers to come with a friend to the MTN arena Lugogo and support us in this cause by watching this movie. A ticket goes for 20,000/-“. Olive added.

There was also a car washing drive geared at raising funds for the same cause over the weekend

Other corporate companies that have also partnered to support the team include; NSSF, Bujagali Energy, Camusat and Thé Empire

The KAVC team is trying their best to send the members to Cairo Egypt




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