With the start of the Christmas season, our former volunteer Philipp launched a fundraising campaign for the Bo-Kaap Handball Club with the aim of helping the players to live out their sport. Our new Adopt-A-Club project makes exactly that possible. This gives you the opportunity to support a specific local club with your donation and help us to provide sporting opportunities for children and young people in that community. The community becomes an active and safe place where children can play and fulfil their potential in sport and in life.

Our former volunteer Philipp supports the Bo-Kaap Handball Club with his fundraising campaign under “Adopt-A-Club”: “I, Philipp Böhm, was a volunteer at PlayHandball in South Africa from October 2021 to September 2022. I lived with a host family in the Bo-Kaap and my job was to offer handball as a leisure activity for children both at schools and in the neighborhood. As part of my work as a volunteer handball coach for PlayHandball, I initiated the Bo-Kaap Handball Club. The aim of the club is to counteract the social challenges of the neighborhood through handball. With Adopt-A-Club and the fundraising campaign, I want to continue to support Bo-Kaap HC in order to offer children and young people a sporting alternative,” says Philipp about the background to his campaign for Bo-Kaap HC.

Bo-Kaap is the oldest preserved residential area in Cape Town. Many families have lived in Bo-Kaap for generations. Despite increasing gentrification, the neighborhood struggles with social challenges such as unemployment, drug use and poverty, which primarily affect the long-established Bo-Kaap community. With “Adopt-A-Club”, the Bo-Kaap Handball Club and PlayHandball are cooperating in the sustainable development of the club for the benefit of children and young people in Bo-Kaap. The aim is to provide targeted support to help the club continue to grow and develop. Support includes providing volunteers as additional coaches, but also training local coaches, providing equipment, covering travel costs to matches and tournaments, advising the club management in its work and liaising with schools in the community. The club aims to give children and young people the opportunity to be active in sport after school and keep them away from negative influences.

In the future, it will also be possible to support other partner clubs and organizations and contribute to the development of handball in other disadvantaged communities. We will keep you up to date on this. Check out the Adopt-A-Club page on our homepage for more information. Join the team now and contribute to the development of handball in disadvantaged communities!

The fundraising campaign for HC Bo-Kaap is not over yet, if you are interested, follow this link to Philipp’s appeal for donations on Betterplace.

We would like to thank all donors who have contributed to the further development of HC Bo-Kaap. And wish everyone a Merry Christmas and happy festive season!

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