Here is an update from one of our partners in Mozambique. Even with their financial & other struggles, they continue to faithfully work in their community doing what they can to help kids play.

I’m a leader of children and youth in the organization of ESPANOR (Hope for New Branches). In our project we have 2050 children from 41 groups and 574 youth from 22 groups. Which is 2124 in total of Children and Youth in 63 groups. These groups are also led by youth leaders who are working as volunteers. There are 91 volunteers.

Other groups used to meet once a week while others meet twice / week.
There are many group of people who are being impacted with the work. With this impact, there are other groups who are in need of the programs and we are expecting to have 15 new groups for this year 2016.

Every year, we used to plan to have 15 new groups. Sometimes we manage while sometimes we do not. We give training to volunteers through seminars three times a year. We visit them in their groups in order to supervise and evaluate how the project is going on, to encourage them etc.

As we know that nothing can go well 100%, there are problems which we meet in our programs. We prefer to help / provide with materials for each program for free like balls but we don’t manage. This happens because of financial problems. Therefore we used to provide them a ball at once then if that ball lasts, we ask groups to contribute some amount of money to buy themselves a new ball for their group. With this request, sometimes groups also they don’t manage to buy a ball for themselves and the end results is that the group starts to become discouraged or even stop.

We would like to ask for your help to solve this problem.

We are thankful for our partners around the world who work so faithfully in their communities, & we are thankful for our donors & advisors who help Ball Project provide grants for balls & sports equipment to programs like the ones described in Mozambique.