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I constantly seem to be juggling too many things.

There seems to be too much to do & too little time between planning Ball Project grants, working with partners & potential partners to get projects planned, updating the website & social media, reporting to advisors & donors, getting reports from partners, encouraging & communicating with partners & then other projects altogether & life in general.

I realize that every small non-profit & small organization & individual & family has similar challenges. This certainly is nothing new or unique. & I am not complaining.

I do not know anyone that is actually good at multitasking.

I have found the thing that keeps movement & progress happening is simply doing the thing that is in front of me. I get the most accomplished by making a list & then simply doing one thing at a time & then doing the next thing & continuing through my list.

1. Make a list.

2. Do thing on the list.

3. Check thing off the list.

4. Repeat until nothing remains on the list.

I also realize that most people already know this. Sometimes it is nice to be reminded of what we already know.

Also, for the record, I am only good at juggling 3 things, preferably balls something like this one pictured below.

Rag Ball

Example of a rag ball used by millions of kids around the world.

 

Child at Musha Wevana children's home in Marondera, Zimbabwe, kicking one of their old "soccer balls" made from plastic bags.

Child at Musha Wevana children’s home in Marondera, Zimbabwe, kicking one of their old “soccer balls” made from plastic bags.

Ball Project soccer clinic Chennai India

Ball Project soccer clinic Chennai India

Nou Hope boys playing soccer with a lime in Haiti

Nou Hope boys playing soccer with a lime in Haiti

“With one ball you will have 50 kids around you.” – CK – Ball Project partner in Zambia

Here is an update from one of our Ball Project partners in Zambia.

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Ball Project supports Just One Ball Project to transform Africa.

We have a team of Honest Boys that do Ball Project. Each boy is given a Ball with conditions on how to buy another Ball. So boys come to practice with a view of multiplying the Ball. So they start micro projects like vegetable gardening, Craft shops, Grocery shops. Out of these micro projects they make money to buy another Ball, pay school fees, buy food for their family and save money in the Bank. It is amazing to see young boys opening Bank Accounts. This is a very big surprise in Africa.

Kennedy raised some money and l escorted him to the bank to open an account. When he came back from the bank he was smiling because he was the first person in his family to open an account.

In this way the Honest Boys learn values of Ownership, Stewardship, Honest, Creative, Responsibilities, Sustainability and Multiplication.

We are incorporating the girls who are Pure girls. They are also doing the same.

If you come with one ball in Zambia, you will be surrounded by 5O KIDS who are malnourished and have no fathers. Through one ball we are developing to start small businesses.

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Wow. We continue to be amazed by & grateful for our international partners. Thanks to them & our donors & advisers for helping children by helping 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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