Giesa and Steffi Klaunig are two former Handball Bundesliga players at HSG Blomberg-Lippe. They are currently travelling around the world and have also made a six-week stopover at PLAY HANDBALL. In the following interview with the HSG, they report on their experiences.Read More
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“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
Play Handball Volunteer Programme extends to Kenya. Volunteers go abroad, gain valuable intercultural experiences and help at the same time with handball in another country. After having facilitated workshops and the first Super Cup in Kenya last year, Play Handball is happy to welcome the first German Volunteers in Kenya from September 2019.
Play Handball has been supporting handball for development activities since 2017 in the East African Country. The organisation uses Handball as a tool to create learning experiences for the youth around important socio-political topics such as environmental awareness. In October 2018 the flagship project – the PLAY HANDBALL Super Cup – was replicated in Kenya, making it the first country outside South Africa to host such an event.
“We are so happy that we were able to strengthen our relationship with Youth Abroad in Kiel and finally manage to send volunteers to Kenya to support our partner projects in our country,” says George Nange (Country Manager of Play Handball in Kenya), expressing his delight at the extension of the Play Handball Volunteer Programme to Kenya.
Sebastian Hirdes in Kenya from September (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
“I play Handball already my entire life. It means friendship, social values and just fun to me.“
Matti volunteered for 5 months at “PLAY HANDBALL ZA” in Cape Town. He taught handball at two schools, the public primary school St. Mary’s and the German school in the afternoon area. In Cape Town he lived with a family from Zimbabwe in Woodstock. (more…)Read More
„My experience as a handball volunteer!”
Cape Town, 2018-02-08: Simon is since 4 month a volunteer with PLAY HANDBALL ZA in partnership with Learning in Reach in Lavender Hill, a disadvantage area in the Cape Flats of Cape Town. He is teaching Handball at 4 Primary Schools (Zerilda Park, Hillwood, Levana, Prince George). (more…)Read More
Looking for volunteers for a kick-off in Kenya
Cape Town, 2017-02-14
Established already in South Africa and now also in Kenya: PLAY HANDBALL.
Handball is well-known in Kenya and part of school sports in elementary-school, but many public schools lack knowledge about the sport, coaches and equipment. PLAY HANDBALL will help to close these gaps. (more…)Read More
Developing communities around South Africa with and through handball
“Observe – with your eyes, mouth and ears.” With these words Stefan Howells, Executive Director at SCORE, pitched the young handball volunteers from Germany to their first visit of a disadvantage community in South Africa. The volunteers have been just arrived to take part in a new handball development programme offered by PLAY HANDBALL ZA in cooperation with SCORE. (more…)Read More