Here is an encouraging update about the mountain biking program from one of our partners, Prochorus,  in South Africa:

Prochorus q2 2018 cycling team pic

Some of the things I can mention about our Jonkershoek Cycling Project, is that I am glad to see our cycling project leader having a really deep connection with the kids on the team. He understands them so well and connects on a very personal level with their circumstances and can therefore align his life lessons and mentoring to be extremely relevant.

We are very glad to have a strong group of girls participating (varying between 6 and 10). We have a very special lady volunteer that does a lot of effort with them and mentors them on a deep level. Besides the cycling training and skills sessions, she has a mentoring group where they discuss things on a more focused and personal level.

The whole team consists of about 18-20 kids, but the quality of influence and leadership is excellent.

We are very grateful for the support from Ball Project. Thank you!

Ball Project supports lots of different kinds of community based sports & fitness program to  equip coaches & to community leaders to help children play & achieve their full potential.

Ball Project is thankful for our partners around the world working through sports & games to help children play.

Here is an encouraging update from one of our partners in Venezuela:

We are just getting new balls and starting to shipping to around 12 different towns in Venezuela though coaches, academies and teams.

I, personally, continue with surf school on Saturdays and baseball academy, twice a week, teaching not only sports, but values and leadership principles.

Please note the amounts of the invoice of October 2017 was  2 million two hundred fifty three bolivares, Venezuela currency for 45 balls, For 32 balls in may this year the price was one hundred twenty two million , so one hundred twenty million local currency difference in just 6 months for less, the price for 45 balls in October is more than price for just one ball today, unbelievable but true and by the way the price in $ is around $250 in both dates.

Ball Project is grateful for our partners working hard to help their communities & help children play, even in difficult economic & living situations.

Here is a great update from one of our partners in Mali.

handing out new balls to coaches

Through Ball Project support, we have been able to provide balls to 15 whole life coaches from 7 cities. The coaches are from 14 different groups.

Ball Project partnership was an opportunity to empower and help those whom stopped to restart their coaching and values and principles teaching with their teams.

coaches with new balls
A regular follow up has been conducted to encourage the coaches and to support them.
At the end of May 2018, these coaches was working weekly with about 220 kids. During each meeting the coaches share stories, life skills and principles with their team’s members.

football practice talk

Ball Project is grateful to be able to work with such committed partners around the world working hard to build community & help children play.

 

Help children play

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

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