Basta is a mentor and coach in Kampala.  

As a mentor, she supports children with disabilities and their families in the communities where they live. She talks with parents, advising them on how to better care and support the children, telling them about the UK Aid Match project and making sure the children can get to the sports and games sessions.  

Although some parents don’t yet see the value in sports for their children, Basta has worked hard to connect with children in the community and some families have reached out to her and. Now Basta works with over 30 children.  

“When I mentor girls, extra care is needed to advise and mentor them about sometimes sensitive issues. There are many challenges they face in this world, as people with disabilities, there are cases of sexual abuse, where most times they have nowhere to go or report.

There is also a challenge that sometimes you find a child with disabilities living with caretakers who sometimes don’t put in enough effort to bring the children to the games.”

Basta coaches sitting volleyball and, her favourite, wheelchair basketball. As an athlete herself, she does racing, power lifting, rowing, among other sports.  

I love sports, and I want these young children to take over as I am aging. I want to inspire them - that they can play sports, have fun, and even travel the world because of that. 

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