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Here is an encouraging update from one of our partners in Ukraine.

Last Bell provides mentoring and help for orphanage graduates in Zhytomyr, Ukraine. When orphans begin having children of their own, they need a lot of help! Our Shelter Crisis Facility takes in moms and children who need a safe place to stay while they get back on their feet. It’s important for moms and kids to be able to play together there.

Please take a look at this video of our little ones learning soft blocks to learn how to climb and balance: https://www.facebook.com/100002365322823/videos/1550046101750886/

Last Bell kids with Ball Project equipment 2017

Thanks, Ball Project! Much of the equipment in this room was paid for by a Ball Project grant, and we use it through the long cold months.

Ball Project is thankful for all of our partners working faithfully to help children play!

For some reason several times in the last few weeks many of the conversations with partners seem to revolve around Moldova.

Ball Project has several partners in Moldova including Admirals Basketball. Another partner from Florida took baseball equipment to Moldova to help with baseball & English camps with another new partner. & our Ukrainian partner Last Bell sent one of their alumni to Moldova to be trained in soccer coaching by another one of our Moldovan partners currently working in Germany with refugees.

Admirals BP team & goal

It is always encouraging to find out that good people are doing good things in their communities to help children play & it is fun to find out that they are all connected.

It’s a small world after all.

Here is an encouraging update from one of our partner Last Bell in Ukraine that works with orphans & their children.

kid w frisbee

Thanks for providing play equipment for orphanage graduates’ children!

We work with about 500 orphanage graduates per year, about half of that closely. Many of them are parents. Our recent Ball Project grant purchases were used to purchase balls, sports equipment, and climbing/play equipment both indoors and outdoors at the Shelter, our crisis housing facility for young moms. We finished renovating the Shelter late last year, and since then it’s been full of children whose moms needed someplace safe to live!

These kids love playing together at the Shelter. Many of them were in terrible, unsafe living situations with no way to play. Now they play like other children using balls and the other equipment.

Ball Project is thankful to have so many amazing partners around the world working to help transform their communities & 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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