South Africa, for the first time in its history, had to lockdown the country in March 2020 due to the outbreak of the CoronaVirus, which was first identified in December 2019, in the city of Wuhan, in China. This affected all industries in many countries and many organisations had to pause their activities for the duration of the different levels of lockdown. As humanitarian work had to continue, many NGOs / NPOs were encouraged to continue operating using different strategies, which adhered to lockdown regulations. PlayHandball was no different. All sport activities came to a halt. As from the beginning of April (and for 26 weeks therefrom) PlayHandball supported families (in-need) with Corona-Aid-Packages, which included food parcels for both South Africa and Kenya where the core beneficiaries are. (more…)Read More
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A long weekend with discussion, reflexion and fun
The weltwärts volunteers had their midterm-seminar last weekend. The volunteers Maximilian and Laura are in South Africa since 6 month. Last weekend they met with the Play Handball director Nicola and project-coordinator Simphiwe to share their experiences so far.Read More
PLAY HANDBALL ZA (PHZA) inspired over 150 children at the 4th SuperCup to be fair on the field and beyond. 15 school and community teams from Cape Town all the way to Piketberg and Franschhoek took part in this educational tournament. Mr M. Hansen the German Consul in Cape Town, Mr R. Larney from the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) and Mr A. Pole the President of the South African Handball Federation (SAHF) honoured the tournament with their presence and an opening speech.Read More
Friday-for-Future in Europe –Using Sport to raise awareness for Climate Change in Cape Town! The PLAY HANDBALL Supercup is unique in its kind and is the first Handball & Environmental Tournament Series in South Africa. The aim is to ENHANCE ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AMONG OUR YOUTH. Since 2016 Play Handball has reached over 1400 youth.
On Saturday, 30th of November 2019, from 9am-5pm, PLAY HANDBALL ZA is hosting the 4th Annual PLAY HANDBALL SuperCup in Cape Town.Read More
“The first few weeks were a great cultural challenge. Only little can be planned, because many things can always change quickly.”
Laura is in Cape Town as a weltwärts volunteer for one year. She supports the organisation PLAY HANDBALL in organisational tasks and works at three different primary schools in the afternoon. In the following interview she talks about her experiences after the first two months:Read More
“I got to know South Africa from a completely different angle. Not from the tourist side. I became part of a community. A community that has given me a warm welcome and showed me what “Ubuntu” means.”
Sophia has been a volunteer at “PLAY HANDBALL ZA” in Daveyton, Johannesburg for two months. In Johannesburg North-East she experiences township life and helps at the Kgalema Primary School with Physical Education during Life Skill Classes and in afternoon programmes assist Sports Initiative Project at up to seven primary schools with the development of handball. (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
“The many affectionate encounters with impressive people (adults and kids) in the township are a great experience.”
Daniel has been a volunteer at “PLAY HANDBALL ZA” in Cape Town, Lavender Hill, for one month. In the so-called Cape Flats he helps in four primary schools Levana, Hillwood, Zerilda Park and Prince George as a handball coach. He supports our coach La-Toyah and the organization Learning-in-Reach to introduce handball as part of the Game Changer program. (more…)Read More