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Here is an encouraging update from our South African partner Ambassadors Football:

We work towards fueling a movement of coaches as parental figures and mentors. We work to address lack of stable homes and proper parenting through football.

To do this we designed a holistic coaches development process, where we invest life in a handful of mentor coaches, who in turn invest their lives into a handful of coaches, who in turn… This start a movement of coaches mentoring coaches, who then mentor coaches. In this movement players have a stable parental figure (in the male or female coach) and are being mentored. This in turn impacts the family of the player. We focus on this holistic coaches development process over 2-4 years. Investing into the coach through the mentor making strategy in partnership with other organizations and churches working with and encouraging young people.

Thank you for this partnership that enables of to buy equipment for the training of the coaches, that they then use afterwards for their impacting the players.

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Ball Project is thankful for our partners in South Africa & around the world working to strengthen families & communities by helping children play.

Prochorus Netball Clinic 1.2016

We are back home again in the USA & back at work. It was good to go & good to be back.

The trip to South Africa was very encouraging.

We were able to meet with the leaders of several partners & were encouraged to hear & see some of their projects.

Future footballers #3

It is always valuable to get time with old & new partners to share stories & get updates about what is happening & what is working & what isn’t.

Ball Project is honored to have so many great partners around the world working in their communities to mentor young people & help children play.

Here is an encouraging update about the mountain biking program from one of our partners, Prochorus,  in South Africa:

Prochorus q2 2018 cycling team pic

Some of the things I can mention about our Jonkershoek Cycling Project, is that I am glad to see our cycling project leader having a really deep connection with the kids on the team. He understands them so well and connects on a very personal level with their circumstances and can therefore align his life lessons and mentoring to be extremely relevant.

We are very glad to have a strong group of girls participating (varying between 6 and 10). We have a very special lady volunteer that does a lot of effort with them and mentors them on a deep level. Besides the cycling training and skills sessions, she has a mentoring group where they discuss things on a more focused and personal level.

The whole team consists of about 18-20 kids, but the quality of influence and leadership is excellent.

We are very grateful for the support from Ball Project. Thank you!

Ball Project supports lots of different kinds of community based sports & fitness program to  equip coaches & to community leaders to help children play & achieve their full potential.

Ball Project is thankful for our partners around the world working through sports & games to help children play.

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

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