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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

I am on my way to Asia for 10 days visiting Ball Project partners & projects in India, Nepal, Singapore & Malaysia.

I will also be visiting friends & other projects such as Sangita Charitable Trust, one of The Viewfinder Project partners.

I am calling the trip the Asian Airport Tour because we will barely be in each country for more than 48 hours. I say ‘we’ because one of the fabulous Ball Project Advisory Team members is coming along to see some of what is happening around the world. It should be good fun.

A trip like this is a great help to understand better what partners are doing & current challenges & opportunities they may be having. &, of course, face to face time is always more valuable than simply trading emails, text messages, pictures or videos.

I am always grateful for time with our amazing partners who do so much to help children play.

Ready for action

I am on a 2 week trip to visit Ball Project partners, projects & potential partners in India, Nepal, Malaysia & Singapore.

These trips are always exhausting & encouraging. & they are a great way to continue to grow, learn, network & build our relationships & trust with our partners.

Any thoughts, well wishes, prayers &/or good vibes sent my way will be most appreciated.

4 soccer players in Chennai, India

4 soccer players in Chennai, India

Kids in Nepal playing soccer

Kids in Nepal playing soccer

Ball Project is very grateful for our wonderful partners around the world working hard to help 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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