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Ambassadors Football are starting a new project as part of our partnership with a local college. Our youth programs will also serve as a platform to provide coaches, students and others at the college that we are training to gain coaching experience and learn how to develop programs themselves when they go back to their towns and villages. We currently train and connect with around 40 coaches who in turn run football leagues for churches and communities, street kids outreach, tournaments and other programs around Senegal. We are working in a challenging context and our heart is to help coaches working with disadvantaged peoples to have a tool which they can use to build relationships through which they can mentor & develop more volunteers & leaders.

This summer we had 2 teams from Northern Ireland spend time with us to help us build momentum towards starting our weekly academy.

Girls football is not that common here but it has been great to see girls coming out to our practices and we hope to start a girls team soon.

Ball Project is thankful for our partners in Senegal, Africa & around the world working faithfully to train coaches, develop young leaders, build communities & help children play.

Ambassadors South Africa were able to train 20+ football coaches in Maputo during June and 20+ football coaches in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa during July. The funds enabled us to buy 40 balls and take them to Maputo for the training and for the coaches to use afterwards. I also bought 20 balls for JBay and left 10 for the coaches to use.

These community coaches were trained to be father figures and whole-life coaches in their communities. We ended each training with a community clinic to reach out to the local community. In total, we had three coaches really commit to the mission, and two make re-commitments. We could impact deeply into their own father’s wounds and help them move towards healing.

Ball Project is thankful to our partners in South Africa & around the world working faithfully to train coaches, build communities & help children play.

I want to share about my friend M.

M is 21 years old. He married last year. When the war started he evacuated to the town west of Ukraine where his wife’s parents live.

He is a great coach for kids and he decided that he will continue to serve kids. Through the Ball Project, we were able to help with equipment for the start of the club. He mobilized people in the local church and they together painted a fence of a field and goals.
It became a nice place for the football club.

They announced starting a club and 50 kids came to the first practice. They started in 3 age group, in a week when it was 70 kids they start to work in 4 age groups.

Many even local kids started to come to M’s practices and many parents were saying that they have never seen this kind of quality in practices.

M continues to work with kids in his home town KP and during the summer he was able to do ongoing practices and he did 2 camps for his players.

It is good that their club Peremoha (Victory) is connected with local church and some people have more awareness about church now.

Thank you for support.

Ball Project is thankful for our partners in Ukraine & around the world working faithfully to build communities & 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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