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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.

 

Here is a fun update from one of our partners based in Kathmandu, Nepal:

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– We do weekly academy for children age 6 to 17. we divide them into junior and senior group. every week we have around 40 children coming to play, sometimes the numbers are higher.
– We have 5 coaches and 3 volunteers helping in academy.
– We do football camp once in a year where around 100 kids come from different backgrounds.
– We are organizing 1st Kathmandu Valley wide Elders football tournament in partnership with another Nepali Ball Project partner.
– We have 3 Football trainings coming up: Level 1 Coaching, Level 2 Coaching and Goalkeeping course for 60 delegates in total.

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It is always encouraging to see Ball Project partners working together to help children play.

We are back home again in Indiana after 10 days in India, Nepal, Singapore & Malaysia.

It was a great trip meeting with existing & potential partners & donors.

Highlights included:

  1. Visiting a Kathmandu drug rehab center as they were graduating a recovering addict after 2 years in the program.
  2. Visiting a partner’s soccer & basketball academy in Kathmandu while the kids were having their clinics.
  3. Meeting with 2 different groups of coaches in Chennai.
  4. 2 friends had babies just after our visits.
  5. Made connections with potential new partners for Mongolia & Myanmar.

These trips are always exhausting but encouraging. & I’m grateful that I get to go on them.

Lots of opportunities, lots of work, lots of friends, lots of partners….

Relationships are the foundation of a good partnership. Face to face time with friends & partners in their homes & offices is a key to keeping relationships & therefore partnerships strong.

I am grateful for our amazing partners, advisors & donors who work so hard to help children play.

4 soccer players in Chennai, India

4 soccer players in Chennai, India

Ball Project soccer goal in Nepal in action

Ball Project soccer goal in Nepal in action

Help children play

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

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