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

Greetings, may God be with you and the blessing from God be upon you.

We received four balls and the balls have been a platform for the sharing with the young boys in my team whom I am mentoring, we meet on Mondays and Wednesdays for football trainings and on Saturdays for leadership lessons.

The balls has been a blessing to many families and young people. Although the boys have not picked up the role of leading teams, I can say that they are developing their character and leadership qualities.

About 15 boys and some others and constant as they come for mentoring. They have started picking up the pieces of the broken moral qualities. The balls has also helped me to build a strong relationship with them.

 I know with the help of God the world will become better through sports and play.

I want to say a very big thank you and may God bless you for giving us the balls that transform such lives.

Thank you.

Ball Project is thankful for our partners working faithfully to improve their communities & help children play!

Here is an amazing update from one of our partners in Nigeria:

In our community impact projects, soccer balls have been our most used tool to access sometimes difficult and restricted communities in rural Africa. For you to access, engage and be accepted by any community, they would want to feel the pulse of your heart; are you doing what you do for any personal gain? Over the years, we have learnt that love speaks to even stony hearts.

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Through the platform of Dreams-Alive Project, we have been able to inspire and give expression to the dream of every child i.e. To Play, Learn and Grow.

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In a community in Northern Nigeria where the people are in the process of rebuilding their lives and community after the destruction by terrorists, we are working with some community leaders to bring about relief to help remedy their pain. Our core intervention is using sports to engage with the children. The children for over 4 years have not had the opportunity to play any sports as their lives has been revolving around running from place to another. They have soccer balls to play with and we were told how they are experiencing gradual integration back into their community.

Through Ball Project, we have seen our scope expanding to other West African countries: Ghana, Gambia, Togo, Sierra Leone and Niger Republic.

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Yonglo community soccer team – Ghana

We are grateful for our partners around the world working diligently to help children play.

Here is a short but encouraging update from one of our partners in Nigeria:

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3 boys – 3 balls – Nigeria

Hello Ball Project!

 Trust that all around you is peaceful?!

 The last 3 months has been one of the most engaging period in my life. Working in the following countries: South Africa, Ghana, Togo, Sierra Leone and several Nigerian cities.

 Please, I want to request for soccer balls for the sports training school in Nigeria – July 2016. I currently don’t have any soccer balls with me as I have given them away to guys in Angola, Madagascar, Ghana, Sierra Leone and local communities here in Nigeria.

 I want to also request that, if BP can make available soccer balls for Sierra Leone? 

Kids in Tunga Maje, Nigeria with Ball Project balls

Kids in Tunga Maje, Nigeria with Ball Project balls (you gotta love the Lightning McQueen t-shirt & the rare Ball Project backpack)

We are thankful for all of our partners around the world getting balls to community leaders to help kids play!

Help children play

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

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