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Here is a brief update from one of our partners in Romania:

We are in the middle of preparation for a sport camp for 40 teens, soccer, basketball , volleyball training in the camp, held in July.
My work among elite and high profile player continues with 1to1 meetings, talks with players and few coaches, mentoring.

We are in a need for volleyball balls and Frisbees to be used in the sport camp.

Ball Project partners in Romania

Romania BP 2 balls

Ball Project is thankful for our partners around the world working hard to help kids play.

One of our Romanian Ball Project partners sent us a quick update on their work:

I am continuing to serve as a sport mentor for few athletes and coaches and in the handball team.

I have new opportunities to partner with a  group who are serving kids in a village. We all want to use balls to help children play there.

I am continuing to organize sport camps for teenagers and serving in a local team in the sport network; the next thing is planning a sport leadership training.

Kids in Romania Playing

Football Juggling in Romania

Village Youth Group in Romania

Village Youth Group in Romania

We are grateful for our partners & donors who continue to work to help kids play.

I am home from a great week of meetings with partners from around the world.

Lots of updates, lots of conversations, lots of Five Guys, lots of Starbucks. I am always amazed by the universality of coffee culture, even though I only drink tea. But as I always say, you can’t spell TEAM without TEA.

I left the time encouraged by the exciting projects our Ball Project partners are developing in Romania, South Africa, Kenya, Bangladesh, India, Niger & beyond.

Our key partners in Guatemala are working to take the photography & life skills program The Viewfinder Project into juvenile detention centers & old age homes.

One of our key partners in Nigeria is building relationships & new partnerships by lending out books like Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson’s “Rework” & Todd Henry‘s “Die Empty.”

A key partner in Uganda is bringing solar power to homes, schools, health clinics & churches in remote villages that do not have electricity.

Key partners in Dominica & Jamaica are working with a bankrupt sport manufacturing company to buy high quality soccer balls at a steep discount to empower youth sports programs in the Caribbean.

I am also working on connecting some Caribbean partners together in Haiti later this year.

As usual, I am grateful for & inspired by our amazing partners working diligently & creatively to help children by helping children play.

Future footballers in South Africa

Future footballers in South Africa

Help children play

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

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