Handball season starts! New volunteers started in PlayHandball’s sports and youth development programmes at the beginning of September. As part of their voluntary social year (FSJ) abroad, eight young people will support us and our community and school partners in South Africa and Kenya this year. (more…)Read More
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During the long summer holidays, our young coaches of the “Trilateral Youth Coaches Exchange” (TYCE) planned, organized and implemented a Holiday Activity using Handball as a tool to address social challenges in terms of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their communities.Read More
On 26 November, there was a lot going on at the sports field in Utawala, Kenya. PlayHandball Kenya organised the first sports festival in Machakos Utawala with Deliverance Church Embakasi. Over 150 children participated in various handball and tchoukball games on the day, singing and having a lot of fun together.Read More
Sport for development and peace – From the 19th to 23rd of September the volunteers Vincent Albers and Lasse Preissler visited another Global Sport for Development Knowledge Collaborative (GloKnoCo) fieldtrip, this time at the University of Brighton. Among representers of global acting organisations, like Vincent and Lasse, also students from the University of Brighton, the Paderborn University, and the Palacký University Olomouc took part in this final event of the Erasmus+ Network project.Read More
After a long preparation, it finally happened on the weekend, 26.11. – 28.11.2021: We started our new international encounter format in cooperation with Jugend im Ausland and the Handballverband Schleswig-Holstein.Read More
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
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