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A short but encouraging update from one of our African partners in Angola:

That´s great to share what happening with sports development. Because of the pandemic all sport activities was stopped. But we found a way to give opportunities to kids for playing, we called it as a recreation, because recreation was allowed.

I continue supporting a sport club and having the balls is a big joy. We used footballs to reach two new cities and the balls were a mean of transport to engage and empower church and community leaders on sports leadership development for their young people.

Ball Project is thankful for our partners working faithfully to serve their communities, develop young people into leaders & help children play.

The mission of Ball Project is to help children play. For well over a decade Ball Project has been helping coaches & community leaders around the world buy sports equipment to positively impact their communities through coaching & mentoring young people.

Angola Soccer clinic

Here is an update on Covid-19 in Angola, as well as an encouraging letter that one of our partners in Angola received from one of the young people that they had mentored & coached:

Considering the real situation of COVID-19, we have all sports activities stopped, I was only able to make a few visits to some children who needed encouragement. Taking advantage of this break on sports, I am taking the opportunity to produce cabbages and tomatoes for food after games for the post-COVID-19 season.

The best thing that happened in my entire life was the first time I received a letter and transcribed some excerpts below: “Mano (mean big brother) G, Good morning, good afternoon or good night … according to the time you read this message. Mano I’m AF, today I send this message to you my oldest brother Mano, Thank you very much and I praise God for your presence … now I´m 26 years old studying music, and always taking all your wisdom and teachings, to make us live the good and wise way in real life since childhood, otherwise I wouldn’t be who I am, let me say you are an angel on earth, without exaggeration , we know humans always have our faults (which is normal and makes human beings) I am a good man, a good citizen all through your family base and support. I love you and I carry you forever in my heart … hugs. AF

What a wonderful story of the impact that a coach can have on a young person.

Ball Project is thankful for our partners in Angola & around the world working hard to build their communities, coach & mentor young people & help children play.

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

BP Angola team

We work with football in 5 locations, the number of children has increased to 300+. We meet daily because of coaching for life with two team U13 and U15.

We started competition on provincial level, we had our first federation. The challenge is bigger the requirements are very high.

BP Angola teams shaking hands 2020

During their historic first game, the boys were very nervous on the field. Playing for the first time in a stadium was a new reality.

Yes! We need more balls and other equipment, like cleats, shin guards, soccer socks, jerseys and other equipment!

BP Angola teams 2020

Ball Project is thankful for our partners around the world building teams & communities & working to 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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