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After a year and half, this is the fruit of a ball and $20USD.

The Ball Project has helped me start a ladies soccer team.

We now have about 54 ladies that show up twice a week for mentoring, coaching, leadership development and soccer….

Keep us in prayer as we need more tools, balls, soccer equipment and books to keep going.


Ball Project is thankful for our partners in Togo & Africa & around the world working faithfully to teach, train, build communities & help children play.

This is a encouraging update from one of our partners in Togo that had a tragic accident last year.

For more than 10 years The Amis du Monde football (Soccer) club in Lome, Togo has given girls at opportunity to play football. It is a Christian based club and participation allows the girls to develop, physically, socially and spiritually. In a country where AIDS is a problem, football gives the girls a positive social activity.

The club provides training, coaching and enables the girls to play matches in local and national competitions. Balls are expensive in Togo and don’t last long on the rough fields – often without grass – where they practice and play. The support of the Ball Project over the years has been a Godsend.

In March 2018 the team was involved in a serious bus crash in which the driver was killed and others were seriously injured. The bus then caught fire destroying all their footballs. With the help of the Ball Project they have now been able to replace the 20 balls which were destroyed.

Ball Project is grateful for our partners working around the world to help children play & overcome accidents & tragedies that hit us all at one point or another.

Here is a very encouraging update from one of our English partners who works on some projects in Togo.

I went to Togo, a small country in West Africa, in 2009, the first of six visits to the country.  Over the years I have supported a man called Aimé, who runs a girls’ football team, called Les Amis. Aimé is football coach, life coach, friend, surrogate father or uncle to the group of girls who play football at a high standard.  In fact, the girls have represented Togo in several international competitions.

TheTogo team

Togo is a poor country and girls’ sport is not highly valued.  It is a constant battle for Aimé and his colleagues to be able to afford to hire training fields, buy the necessary equipment and get the girls to where games are scheduled.  Sometimes girls may not have eaten and Aimé has to provide food before they can train and money to get them home safely if training goes on until dark.


On the hard, rough surfaces that they have to use, balls and football boots wear out quickly. Ironically, good quality balls in Togo cost more than in Western countries were income is much higher.

Training pitch

Running the football team is part of Aimé’s Christian Life, an out-pouring of the love of Jesus on a group of girls.  Through sport the girls improve their fitness, learn teamwork and have positive things to look forward to in a country where life can be hard.


The partnership with the Ball Project has been quite literally a godsend in helping the club to replenish its supply of footballs.

Ball Project is thankful to have wonderful partners working around the world 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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