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246 ondersteuning Play Together Grow Together 2019

Het project “Play Together Grow Together” van de Grootbos Foundation in Gansbaai Zuid-Afrika biedt naschoolse opvang met sport, spel en educatie met het doel de integratie tussen de verschillende rassen te bevorderen. WWvK draagt, net als voorgaande jaren in 2019 bij in de kosten van coaches.

Op 15 januari 2019 ontvingen de projecteigenaren deze mail:

Dear Peter and Ans,

I hope that you are both well and that you had a marvellous festive season and New Year celebration with your nearest and dearest. I want to take this opportunity to again thank you for your profound generosity and constant support throughout 2018 with monthly donations from Wereldwijd Voor Kinderen towards the Football Foundation. The special extra donation in our 10 year anniversary month meant a great deal to the whole team who was really touched by your kindness. 

Your donations have been used to develop the coaching skills within the Football Foundation team pictured here. I thought you might like to see, once again, the faces of these wonderful people.

The Football Foundation started off ten years ago with one football coach and one volunteer. Since then, the team has grown to a point where we now comprise of 10 employed coaches and are assisted on average by 40-50 volunteers per year. The coaches and volunteers work side by side on daily programmes and play a vital role in ensuring the success of these programmes in the schools and the community.

Coaches provide the stability and constancy for the children; they invest in not only the sport development but the personal development of each individual child. The coaches provide the security and safety that children crave, and provide a sense of belonging. Volunteers provide new skills, education about their hometowns and the opportunity of being exposed to another culture without actually leaving Gansbaai. Volunteers and children alike have the opportunity to learn from each other and improve their language skills. The skills and experience the volunteers bring, provide the children with the opportunity to improve their sports skills at an advanced level not often accessible in other clubs. In return, the children open the eyes of the volunteers and teach them to be happy with things other than material items.

Thank you for being a part of this wonderful exchange, sharing of learning and opportunities. Please keep us in touch with how you are doing? We have valued our relationship with you so much and would like to find a way to continue to work together if possible.

With love and thanks,

Julie

www.grootbosfoundation.org