17 teams from Kisumu County and Siaya County participated in the first handball tournament hosted by our community partner EmpowerGirlsPlus (EGP) in Kisumu, western Kenya. It was an exciting day for the players and the host organisation. “This was the first time we organised a tournament for teams outside our community. We made it a one-day event since it was our very first one. Some of the things might have not happened as we expected, but all in all we feel grateful and happy”, tells Ruth Moody – Director of EmpowerGirlsPlus. 300 participants attended the tournament, including relatives of the players. Four school teams and three community teams, which are part of EmpowerGirlsPlus’ sports activities in the community of Kisumu, competed in the tournament. (more…)Read More
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In January, the handball world will look to Egypt. For the first time since 2005 (Tunisia), the Men’s World Championship is back on the African continent. However, the continent has much more to offer when it comes to handball, such as the Play Handball (PH) project. And even though South Africa as well as Kenya, where PH is mainly active, are affected by Corona, the topic of handball is not forgotten here. Completely in the sense of distance regulations, PH’s work is also currently taking place digitally.
From 8th to 10th December the PlayHandball Online Talk – “Handball without Borders” will take place for the first time. In three rounds of talks over three days (each at 12 noon, German time), guests from Africa and Europe who are active and involved in handball will talk and exchange views, discuss and get ideas and pass on experiences. (more…)Read More
29 participants from four different African Countries enjoyed the presentations, the participative approach of this online training and the interaction with other coaches.
A powerful online programme combining life skills, sports and education during these uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic was conducted by PlayHandball South Africa and Kenya, with great support from ONE TEAM in Germany and PLAY HANDBALL Förderverein in Germany. 29 participants took part in the online training from four different countries – South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda and Zimbabwe. The training was held online on the 17th, 18th, 25th of September and 1st of October 2020. It was designed for teachers, community workers and coaches to create a platform of learning, support and knowledge exchange for all those who work in remote and disadvantaged areas with children. The aim of the training was to, “equip coaches with the skills to become change makers and responsible, active citizens in their communities by using handball as the tool for development”. (more…)Read More
“I am, You are, We are South Africa!” That was the theme for the 1st Ubomi Wintercamp sponsored by the Cape Times Fresh Air Camp. Over 100 disadvantaged youth from different communities of the environments of Cape Town experienced activities around Art, Dance, Nature & Handball over the weekend of 26th to 28th of July at the Campsite in Simon’s Town.
The Cape Times Fresh Air Camp celebrated its 100 years anniversary and, for this reason, invited the children of Ubomi children houses to celebrate with them. Over 100 children and 25 facilitators were invited to spend a weekend at their campsite in Simon’s Town. For the 1st Winter Camp initiated by Ubomi, the organisation invited its partner organisation to come on board with children of their programmes and with activities to collaborate and co-create together a unique and memorable experience for the children. (more…)Read More
Using Sport to raise awareness for Climate Change! The PLAY HANDBALL Supercup is unique in its kind and is the first Handball & Environmental Tournament Series in South Africa.
After two successful annual events in 2016 & 2017, with over a thousand children reached from both Cape Town and Johannesburg, PLAY HANDBALL ZA (PHZA), in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), hosted the PLAY HANDBALL Supercup 2018 on the 20th of October 2018 at the Sinaba Sports Stadium, Daveyton, Gauteng. (more…)Read More
Link to article: Benoni City Times, publication 22-10-2018
The Play Handball Supercup came to Daveyton’s Sinaba Stadium on October 20. It is the first handball and environmental tournament series in South Africa. Hosted by Play Handball ZA, teams competed in an u-14 mixed-team tournament as well as preformed various environmental tasks on the day.Read More
Karibu Kenya! PLAY HANDBALL Supercup the first time in Kenya to educate trainers and hence children around environmental friendly behaviour and how to deal with the waste situation.
We use Handball as a tool to create learning experiences for the youth around important socio-political topics such as environmental awareness. With its flagship project the PLAY HANDBALL Supercup going in its third year in South Africa, the model was replicated in Kenya, making it the first country outside South Africa to organise and host such an event. Play Handball Kenyan office organised this first environmental handball programme in partnership with the Federal Republic of Germany Embassy in Nairobi and Konrad Adenauer Foundation Kenya in Kisumu, Western Kenya on the 13th October, 2018. (more…)Read More
Saturday in Stellenbosch, Idas Valley, you can hear excited voices in the near distance, loud music and now and then the sound of a whistle. If one expects to see now netball or soccer, one will be surprised: The first ever PLAY HANDBALL Junior Cup took place on Saturday, the 24th February 2018 from 9am to 4pm in Stellenbosch. (more…)Read More