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Here is a short update from one of our partners in Chennai, South India:

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Cricket:

Serving 50 young boys in schools. helping them with professional cricket coaching and life values.

Football:

A central academy that is formed picking players from marginalized communities and giving them the opportunity to develop in sport and in values. Close to 80 young boys from different parts of Chennai benefit from special coaching, equipment and opportunities.

Volleyball:

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A young group of professional players that were picked from different schools that we coach were able to represent our district and province. Also, a team from our organization represented the state championships in Beach Volleyball.

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Basketball:

Coaching at 4 schools for kids who are amateurs.

Basketball is new for this partner, so it is great to see new & more programs being developed.

Ball Project is thankful for all of our partners working in communities around the world to help children play.

Here is a great update from our partner LYN House in Indianapolis, Indiana:

During the summer months we have afternoon camps for kids K – 6th grade. This summer we had 5 different camp experiences focused on the arts. Each camp is 3 hours long and happen 4 – 5 days a week. Some camps are more hands on and others are more academic focused. To keep the kids engaged and moving we will have movement activities ready as needed. Sometimes we need them because we did not plan enough activities and sometimes they are needed because we have sat too long.

For our camps we downloaded a play guide by PlayWorks. An almost 400 page document of fun interactive games. We wanted easy access and paid to have it printed. This is a wonderful resource and makes it easy for us to grab a fun interactive game quickly and keep the kids engaged. I unfortunately do not have any photos of us playing games because we kept so busy this summer I failed to take many pictures. I have included the PlayWorks resource for you to share with other sites.

In the fall we will be working with Spades Park Library to offer a Makerspace program focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). This will be another perfect opportunity to use the Play Works Game guide. We also purchased some board games to help with days that we finish early or it is too cold or raining outside since we won’t have access to a gym or large open space.

In the fall we will start back tutoring and add an exercise curriculum to our time prior to tutoring and in January we will launch our third season of basketball. Ball Project funds will be used to purchase equipment for these programs. Thanks for helping us enrich our programs through adding movement to our days and fun games.

PlayWorks free downloadable Game Guide looks like a great resource. LYN House is a beautiful model of partnership – being open handed with resources, networking & helping others to help children play.

Thanks everyone at LYN House & keep up the good work!

Here is a short update from one of our partners in Kathmandu:

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We are running a regular soccer academy on the weekends for the children age 6 to 17 who are divided into different age groups.

Due to monsoon, we have closed down our training and will resume after monsoon.

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We will be supporting balls in Mahottari region where many community kids come and play and coaches have the opportunity to reach out to these kids.

We will be adding full time and a part time coach soon which will help us impact and reach many children.

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Ball Project is thankful for our partners around the world working week in & week out to build their communities & help children play.

 

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“Give me a ball and I’ll have a thousand kids chasing after it.” –Solomon, Kenya

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