Uganda Little League Baseball







Team Photo - Williamsport August 2012

Uganda Little League Baseball

Developing Little League Baseball throughout Uganda

Serving over 15,000 children sharing about 1000 gloves, we could use your help, join us.

Supported by 303 Development Foundation Corp.

Entire First Class First time Students use tablets

Allen V R Stanley Secondary School of Math and Science for the Athletically Talented


International School Started January 28, 2013 for 50 students at Little League Complex. 

This is the most unique school in the world with students from all over Uganda.

 Read about how it is being run by Clicking here     


AVRS Secondary School facilities:

Two dorms that can hold 150 students each in eight rooms. One for boys and one for girls.
Facilities for housing teaching staff and other staff on site.
Classroom block consisting for 8 classrooms where one is set up as a video room for 100 students.
Administration building housing offices, board room, nurse's living quarters and infirmary, and a large laboratory with bench locations for 56 students.
Guest house for visitors with 6 bedrooms, 3 toilets with showers, dining room and fully equipped kitchen, and large lounge with large screen TV for meetings.


Acting / Film Program at AVRS:

Filmanthropy is an initiative launched by New York City based filmmaker Jennifer Azano, created with the purpose of helping aspiring filmmakers of the Third World receive funding for their film projects, as well as guidance, support and training to assist with developing their careers.

Ms. Azano strongly believes that film is a powerful medium for communication, self-expression and inspiring dialogue that should not be limited to only those of wealthy nations. She is committed to giving young people throughout the globe opportunities to share their stories, ideas, and have their voices heard.

As part of this initiative, Ms. Azano has developed an Acting/Film Program at the AVRS Secondary School in Uganda, introducing to the 200+ students there the art of storytelling. This innovative program is virtually the first of its kind in the country, the course covering film history, acting/improvisation, screenwriting, film production, editing and film analysis. The program is built to introduce students to the creative arts, allowing them to express their creative sides, build confidence, share their ideas, and be given useful social and communicative tools that will help them in the future.

Ms. Azano will be joining AVRS in January 2017, volunteering to run the program on a full-time basis. For more information and ways to support, please Click here to go to our Filmanthropy page

Note: You can support this film school program by donating to 303 Development Foundation Corp, a 501c3 tax deductible, not for profit supporting the Uganda Little League program. Send the check to 303 Development Foundation Corp at 366 Ardsley Street, Staten Island, N.Y. 10306

Sports facilities:

Currently 5 baseball, softball and soccer fields.
Two full size basketball courts
Three volley ball courts

To come:

Indoor arena for basketball, volley ball, badminton, wrestling, theater productions. -- Ready in 2016
Eight lane, 25 meter swimming pool for meets.                                                           -- Ready in 2017
Eight lane, 400 meter running track with soccer field.                                               -- Ready in 2017

Agriculture Program:

10 dairy cows currently, expecting to expand to 20.
Gardens planted by biology students
Fields for other crops
Matokie plantation on site
Fish Hatchery


* Click Here to make a Tax Deductible Donation to 303 Development Foundation Corp.

Read Jay Shapiro's Blog on filming baseball in Uganda at



November, 2016

As the year is drawing to a close, we continue to make significant progress playing baseball and developing the school. In December, four of the AVRS Secondary School students will be attending the Major League Elite training program in South Africa during the early 10 days. Two of the players are in S4 and are about to turn 16. The other two are in S3 and are about to turn 14 and 15. Are they our best players? Not necessarily. But they are players that the Major League Baseball people responsible for this program invited when they stopped by at the school in July for a couple of hours. Even though they will be among the youngest at this program, we believe they will be making a significant impression on the scouts there. We do know that Cincinnati will be watching very closely one of the players they liked in January of this year when they spent two days watching our young players. He is one of the four selected to go next month.
We have been advised that Major League Baseball will be hosting a continent wide meeting for the heads of the respective African baseball federations in Kampala around the 10th of December. Another item that is beginning to show that Uganda is on its way to becoming the center of African Baseball.


On this Saturday, November 11, 2016 the AVRS student team will be playing their last two games of the year in the Uganda adult baseball league supported by a charity based in Japan. This will bring them to a total of 12 games spread over 10 months. If they win both, they are definitely the champs. Right now they are 9 wins and 1 loss where everyone they play is on the average several years older than everyone of our players. We are also the only team that will play two games every time they play as the other teams only play one because they use only one pitcher, where we use at least two pitchers for each game and sometimes three for each game.

We are in the final stages of bringing a team of players from the school to spend about 10 days playing many games here in the U.S. We expect this program to be played in the early part of August 2017, based around the Toms River area of New Jersey. We are also trying to expand that visit to play some RBI teams in the Cincinnati area.

Unfortunately, under the new interpretation of Little League rules, they have declared that the AVRS school will not be allowed to participate in any Little League tournaments since we have students at the school from all over the country. They want us to only allow players from Kampala to play, which we refuse to do as that would be unfair to all the other students from the rest of Uganda. They have little idea about how schools in Uganda operate.

On January 9, 2016 the Little League complex will be hosting the first annual Uganda National Baseball Championship for secondary school teams of S1 and S2 students. We expect in January 2018 to be hosting this tournament and one for the next level up. That is teams of S3 and S4 students. We expect eight to be playing in the double elimination tournament. We expect two games being played starting at 10AM and two games each afternoon at 2PM. The Uganda Commissioner of Sports will cover the transportation costs of the traveling schools and a trophy. Uganda Little League will be housing and feeding all the players and coaches.

Also starting on January 9 will be running our eight annual two week coaches training clinic. We expect around 60 coaches to be attending. The program is by invitation only as Uganda Little League covers every ones housing and feeding costs. All they have to do is come to the complex. This program has been a major contributor to the expansion of baseball in Uganda over the recent years and we expect it to continue to do this in the future.

This year, as the AVRS school starts its' fifth year, two major components are being added to the school program. A young American from the U.S. is coming over as a volunteer to set up a film production school for all our students. In about 6 to 12 months you will be able to see a movie written, produced, directed, acted, edited and distributed by the students of the school. This will be the first film school in Uganda and we hope you will see a number of their productions in the future. They will also be using the new Pavilion where theatrical productions of various play rights will be preformed, possibly including plays written and acted in by the students.

The final touch will be a musical band that will be developed amongst the students starting with the new school year in January. Will it be a marching band? We are going to be working to that as the next step. As we indicated earlier, lots of things are going on.

Keep watching this web site, because we expect to be putting on videos of some of the baseball games, softball games, basketball games and soccer games that are being played at the school. We also expect to post some theatrical productions on the web site. If you would like to assist in some way, we would welcome you to the school.


The Trenton Thunder supplied the hats and shirts that the team wore in Poland.  The Trenton team was rooting for them to win so that they could come to the U.S. and visit the Trenton stadium and be introduced to the media and the crowd at a Trenton Thunder ball game.   Uganda would have been the first African Little League team to make it to the Little League World Series in its almost 80 year history.






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