What do the Tanzanian Ambassador in Berlin, the regional government of Kagera and young people in Bukoba all have in common?
They were all excited about the idea of “making children strong through sports”. Equipped with this knowledge, Clemens returned from Tanzania in November 2008 and formed Jambo Bukoba e. V. on 5 December 2008.
Since 23 December 2008, Jambo Bukoba e.V. has been recorded in the register of associations of the Munich district court under VR 202007 and recognised as a tax-exempt, non-profit body.
Passion and expertise from the outset
Inspiring people with an idea is a great gift!
The sports and development expert Sebastian Rockenfeller developed the scientific concept “LIFE SKILLS THROUGH GAMES”.
The Jambo Bukoba idea successfully takes off and reaches great heights!!!!!
The German Foreign Office and the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) has expressed interest in funding Sebastian’s concept for Jambo Bukoba in Tanzania. After the finalization of the funding processes, He conducted a daseline study together with Kepha Elias, his counterpart from the Ministry of the Kagera region in Tanzania. A few weeks later, the first Jambo Bukoba workshop is held in Bukoba for 22 sports teachers.
The German Sport University Cologne expressed interest in the Jambo Bukoba’s ideology and therefore became an academic partner, the school further sent a graduate student Kathrin Barth to Tanzania as the first Jambo Bukoba intern.
We are also happy to have celebrated our 100th Jambo Bukoba member in Germany in October 2010.
Through the support from the Deutsche Post DHL we received our first tranche of sports materials shipped from Munich to Tanzania.
Registered and award-winning in Tanzania
Sport university, sports material and female footballers
In Tanzania, Jambo Bukoba is registered as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).
Katrin Bauer, a graduate student of the German Sport University Cologne, assisted Sebastian to develop the teachers’ guide. Here you will find her field report…
The first container with donated sports materials arrived in Bukoba, some of the items donated were footballs, jerseys, sports caps and much more. These items were distributed to the Tanzanian teachers who actively participated in the workshops “Life Skills Through Games” and further to their schools. The sports materials served as a motivation that contributed to the project “Making children through sport strong” a long-lasting success.
We are delighted that the women’s FC Bayern München football team will also actively contribute to the work of Jambo Bukoba. We acknowledge and appreciate the fact that they are the perfect sport role models to positively impact the lives of girls and young women.
The crowning moment of the year is an award we received from the Tanzanian embassy to commend and recognize our activities.
United Nations recommend Jambo Bukoba
Accolade, bonanza and a theologian
Wilfried Lemke, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace honoured Jambo Bukoba with a letter of recommendation.
In Tanzania, we organized the maiden district bonanzas for of eight districts, the games were organized under the initiative of Jambo Bukoba and the concept was adopted from German Federal Youth Games. The winners may participate in the regional bonanza in January the next year and will each receive a school construction project worth € 2,000. The Tumaini Primary School was the first school to win the district bonanzas.
Gonzaga Stephen Kananura who was a theologian and primary school teacher joined Jambo Bukoba on the 1 July 2012 as the head of the team in Tanzania, he came to replace the former project manager Patricia Kedit, who is returning to Europe for career advancement. Gonzaga is the first Tanzanian to assume responsibility and was assisted by Jerome Atinga, Fabian Liesner and Henning Bauch, three students from the German Sport University Cologne.
Imani Paul, 23-year old Bachelor’s graduate (economic studies, major in policy and planning at the University of Mzumbe in Tanzania) joined the team in Tanzania.
Also, the second Jambo Bukoba container was shipped with support from Deutsche Post DHL to Bukoba.
Friendsfactory has offered Jambo Bukoba the opportunity to move in to a larger office space in their complex in Munich.
Jambo Bukoba launched the initiative “1,000 balls for 1,000 schools” when Germany won the Football World Cup, we are grateful to generous donations and support for the production of the first 500 balls which were commissioned after Christmas.
Andi Meindl, our treasurer, traveled to Bukoba for the first time to see our work first-hand and get to know the Tanzanian team. The Gisela high school in Munich partnered with Jambo Bukoba to pilot a project at the Rulenge Primary School in the Ngara District.
Clemens, Sophie and Renate traveled to Bukoba on 24 January 2014 to inspect the activities of Jambo Bukoba in the field and to also meet with the schools and government officials. Their daily activities while on the trip were updated on our weekly blogs.
It feels like Christmas, a birthday and Easter all wrapped into one
Magnum Film produced an extremely impressive video for Jambo Bukoba in German, English and Swahili.
The Chancellor Angela Merkel honoured to Jambo Bukoba with the startsocial National Prize 2014/2015, in the same regard, the United Nations also funded a 12-month project phase of Jambo Bukoba.
An association that campaigns globally for gender equality, emancipation and advocates for women’s rights by using football as an empowerment strategy invites 8 Jambo Bukoba teachers to take part in a festival in Berlin.
Ashoka, an international Non-Profit Organisation for the promotion of social entrepreneurship honoured Clemens as a social entrepreneur.
We celebrated our 300th Jambo Bukoba member.
Official Appointment as Ashoka Fellow
Clemens Mulokozi has been officially named as an Ashoka Fellow.
Jambo Bukoba became a full member of the German Donations Council (Deutscher Spendenrat e.V.).
Team expanded in Tanzania and Germany with the addition of André Gersmeier responsible for monitoring and evaluation as well as Claudia Wiefel who will oversee fundraising and organizational development for Jambo Bukoba.