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In 2021 Prochorus had quite a strong focus on the mental & spiritual development of the boys on the cycling project. With a great volunteer who also became staff, we were able to be very consistent with the mentoring sessions. The addition of the Friday Amplified Youth meetings worked great to complement the rest of the program. We also had a strong focus on academics on the side of our aftercare program.

Strict discipline allowed the boys to find their rhythm and safety in the clear expectations. We found this to be necessary since the fluctuating lockdown measures in schools brought about a lot of inconsistencies in their life and perhaps even laziness. The year ended on quite a high note with the 10-year celebration camp and a wonderful year-end party for all the children involved in the projects. Racing on events has become more of a norm again and the boys seem to enjoy the opportunity to do this even more than before. We all hope 2022 will be a year where more events could be attended.

We are very grateful for the support from Ball Project

Ball Project is grateful for our partners working to encourage & train young people, build community & help children play.

Future footballers in South Africa

2021 was a tough year in South Africa as all sports tournaments for schools were canceled due to pandemic. During some months some school sporting activities were allowed to take place but with no spectators or outside staff. That meant that we could not send our chaperones nor could we do the planned ball projects.

We did acquire about 500 tennis balls that we were supposed to use with planned ball projects. We also have about 50 Soccer balls that we were supposed to hand out to Township Soccer teams but with the restrictions, we were not allowed to. Hopefully, all this could be handed out in 2022.

We are very grateful for your support. The Ball project makes it possible for us to create opportunities to train volunteers in order to use them in our Ball Project Outreaches. They then become Chaperones at tournaments and once again use the tournament as a platform to hand out balls to coaches and Township teams.

Netball in South Africa

Ball Project is grateful for our partners in South Africa working faithfully to build communities & help children play.

Here is an encouraging update from one of our South African partners & an opportunity to support them!

cycling by shop 2019

The Prochorus Development Cycling project has had its second incident of theft. This time luckily only four bikes were stolen. After seriously upgrading security we hope and pray that this will not happen again.

The team of boys and girls are increasing as the summer days are back and they enjoy learning and racing. We have a family who does home schooling with their children and their three boys are now joining the group rides on a regular basis. The cross cultural interaction does the boys very well and they have really become friends. The father is also passionate about the development of children and we are looking at opportunities to implement “The World Needs A Father” principles with the boys and hopefully involve their parents (especially Dads) in this soon.

cycling team 2019

There’s also a new tool we’re starting to implement on the programme, which develops the occupational intelligence of the kids and helps them to overcome their distorted thinking and beliefs. I believe this will make a deep impact in their lives.

Various other activities are done, like swimming and running lessons, to give the kids balanced physical development.

swim cycling 2019
We’re hoping to permanently register on GlobalGiving, but we need to raise $ 5000 by 27 September 2019, any help will be greatly appreciated. The project campaign can be found on the GlobalGiving website: www.globalgiving.org named “Cycling Whole Life Coaching For @Risk African Kids”

Ball Project is thankful for all of our partners working hard to help 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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