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


– 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.



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

I am back home from a week of partner meetings in Asia & about a week of partner meetings here in the USA.

It was good to go & it is good to be back.

In Asia, I was supposed to go to Nepal but Air India decided to cancel my flights. So no Nepal but I got an extra day in Singapore.


Soccer clinic in Nepal that I did not get to see…..

The time in Asia was very encouraging & there are lots of opportunities & partnerships to develop.

I spent almost a week here in the USA with partners from around the world. I had meetings with at least 20 partners from 19 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, South Pacific & North, South & Central America.

I was able to connect with potential Ball Project partners in France & Sweden, as well as, introduce a few people to The Viewfinder Project & the great work they are doing using photography to help people “see life differently.”

Ball Project is thankful for our supporters & partners committed to help kids 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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