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Developing rugby at ‘the source of the Nile’

Uganda – bordered by five countries and located in the heart of East Africa – gained independence from the British in 1962 and has since battled with political power struggles and intermittent civil conflicts with devastating consequences. It is home to two of the world’s great bodies of water, the Nile and Lake Victoria. English is Uganda’s official language with Luganda widely spoken throughout the country.

Growing from a cub into a lion

Uganda has a proud rugby heritage, with the sport’s drum beating loudest in and around the capital, Kampala. A seasonal club league provides playing opportunities for men and women, and Uganda fields competitive national teams at 7s and 15s, to rival its neighbour, Kenya. In an effort to grow and develop the game in an area sometimes overshadowed by stronger regions, Bhubesi Pride Foundation continues to work with primary schools and an orphanage, The SPEC Foundation, in Jinja, on the Nile, 80km east of Kampala.

Rugby in Uganda

Watch a short film about the SPEC Foundation, see volunteer coaches in action in Jinja (and first, Nairobi) and meet Damian, the charity’s lead expedition driver

SPEC Foundation
Meet Damian
Coaching in Kenya & Uganda

Project work in Uganda

Youth rugby program, Jinja

Youth rugby program, Jinja

By facilitating an extended expedition volunteer program every February, we aim to build on our contributions to youth rugby in Jinja, collaborating with the key Ugandan rugby stakeholders to enable increased player participation through an improved program structure and coach education.

How you can sponsor our projects

Pride Stories: Uganda

Learn about the children and all those playing their part in the Pride: Local coaches, volunteers, donors and charity partners. Could it be you?

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You have three incredibly exciting ways to help make an impact with Bhubesi Pride Foundation. Choose how you’d like to join our journey.

Volunteering Options


Coach rugby and experience Africa on our unique overland expedition. Volunteer and stay at our Malawi community centre, individually or arrange a group visit

Volunteering options
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