Meet the Match
Ugandan Paralympic Committee Volunteer Puts in Overtime
In Uganda, Jameson knows that persons with disabilities face discrimination, are considered less capable, and lack support in education, employment, and sports. Driven to change these realities, Jameson earned a diploma in Olympic Sports and Management from the Ugandan Olympic Committee and is now a certified coach, referee, and technical official in Paralympic sport with the International Paralympic Committee and the International Blind Sports Association. With these qualifications, Jameson now volunteers with the Ugandan Paralympic Committee as an assistant administrator, technical official, and coach where he aims to use Paralympic sports to empower persons with disabilities and to help them gain independence and self-confidence.
For GSMP: Sport for Community 2019, Jameson will be mentored by Peter Hughes, interim Athletics Director, and his team at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.