Today, i wanted to leave very early after work but one thing kept pulling strings with me. My heart was telling me, “Stay behind and appreciate a young soul who has given so much yet he has little”. You might now be wondering who this young man is, what does he do and what makes him special? You might indeed even ask, “Aren’t there other young people(Ugandans) that deserve credit. I will say Yes to the last question. I will give honorable mentions to Esther Kalenzi, Victor Ochen, Mugume Canary, Solomon King, Robert Sebunya, Eddy Kenzo, and many more all in their own right.
Today however I am not talking about any of those, I am talking about a man who has risked his life and gave all his passion to promoting a game that was so alien to Ugandans. To be true to myself i first heard it from him. This game is called “Lacrosse”,
Lacrosse is a contact team sport played between two teams using a small rubber ball (62.8-64.77 mm, 140-147 g) and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick. The head of the lacrosse stick is strung with loose mesh designed to catch and hold the lacrosse ball. Offensively, the objective of the game is to score by shooting the ball into an opponent’s goal, using the lacrosse stick to catch, cradle, and pass the ball to do so. Defensively, the objective is to keep the opposing team from scoring and to gain the ball through the use of stick checking and body contact or positioning. The sport has four major types: men’s field lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, box lacrosse and intercrosse.
This type of sport is uncommon in Uganda and this young man is dedicating his life to training young people (girls and boys), give them hope and make them future champions through this beautiful game. His name is Twesiime Liberty. I dont know him personally but what i know is this young man sleeps, eats and dreams Lacrosse. He knows the struggle to break out of the slum is true in every corner of the continent and he chooses to use the game of lacrosse, he walks the talks.
Through Liberty Foundation 2050 and through him, I have realised that in this world we are not limited, not even by the invisible things. You can change your world through anything and impact many lives. If you are reading this I am sure you desire to see a better you, a better Uganda, a better Africa and a better World. What have you done?
Twesiime Liberty has chosen Lacrosse to change world of many young children, to make them shine, What have you chosen to do? Some people say that ‘some’ people are ‘complicated’ and do not want to be helped, but they are some and not all. Some need your help. We know that change is hard and we also know that not all people may accept your help but out of 10, at-least 1 will. One is an excellent number. It’s better than nothing.
With lots of examples, history teaches us that where there’s a will, there’s a way. Come rain, come shine, we will advance ourselves, we will advance others, and we will advance our nation.
Thank you Liberty for the good work you are doing. Thank you!