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WE OFFER PERSPECTIVE TO THE YOUTH!

The experience of sport will boost confidence as well as
facilitate social interaction and embodies sustainable values.

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TOGETHER, WE CREATE MEMORIES
OF JOY AND UNITY!

Everyone is a champion on the handball field.

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SPORT SUPPORTS EDUCATION!

Handball practice is being used as a way of
linking sociocultural experiences.

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RESPECT FOR YOURSELF,
FOR OTHERS AND
FOR THE ENVIRONMENT!

We promote intercultural understanding
and equality with handball.

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WE ACT AS A KICK-STARTER ORGANISATION
TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE SOCIAL GROWTH
AT GRASSROOTS LEVEL!

We reinforce local youth-development organisations
through knowledge and capacity-building.

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PLAY HANDBALL for a SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Handball is our tool to empower the youth. We envision supporting a diverse and multi-inclusive sports environment through playing the team-sport of handball, and to impart self-esteem, skills and knowledge to the next generation.

In doing so, we would like to contribute to a world where young people grow-up in peace and have the skills to shape a positive future for themselves and others. We encourage respecting oneself, respecting others, and respecting the environment, which serve as the main tenets of our call-to-action.

Play Handball is an educational partner for handball (for) development. We develops educational programmes for handball and life skills to enable young people to positively impact their future. Handball is the tool to create learning experiences around valuable life skills and important socio-political topics such as environmental conservation, social cohesion, (gender) equity, inclusion, as well as health. We build capacity on grassroots level, support with knowledge, equipment and volunteers and work in partnership with community-based organisation in the implementation of our programmes.

Sport in einer Mannschaft vereint. Wer gemeinsam spielt, lernt auch fürs Leben. Handball bringt dafür wunderbare Möglichkeiten mit. Play Handball hat es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, unseren Sport in Südafrika zu etablieren. Kinder und Jugendliche gewinnen damit zusammen auch für ihre persönliche Entwicklung. Dieses Projekt ist vorbildlich. Der Deutsche Handballbund ist Teil der internationalen Handball-Familie. Daher bringen wir uns gern als Unterstützer für Play Handball ein.
Andreas Michelmann
Präsident Deutscher Handballbund (DHB)
Play Handball ist ein cooles und lobenswertes Projekt. Wer Bock auf Handball hat, Bock hat als Trainer mit Kindern zu arbeiten, der ist dort genau richtig. Kapstadt ist eine multikulturelle Stadt, es gibt dort neben dem Projekt viel zu tun und jede Menge zu erleben. Ein Engagement vor Ort ist ein wahnsinniges Plus an Lebenserfahrung und eine Erfahrung fürs Leben. Und man kann dabei auch noch helfen.
Michael Haaß
HC Erlangen, Weltmeister 2007
Sport ist ein großartiges Instrument soziale Distanz abzubauen und Integration zu stärken. Play Handball ist die erste gemeinnützige Organisation, die durch den Handballsport soziale Entwicklung fördert und großes Potential besitzt, Erfolge zu erzielen.  Den Kindern wird mit dem Handball eine weitere Konstante in ihrem Leben gegeben und die Chance geboten, Neues zu lernen und über soziale Grenzen hinauszublicken. Ich bin dabei und teile die Idee hinter PLAY HANDBALL.
Johannes Bitter
TVB 1898 Stuttgart, Handball-Weltmeister 2007
Ich liebe Handball. Handball ist mein Leben. Mir selber hat der Sport Zusammenhalt, tolle unvergessliche Momente und die Leidenschaft für ein Ziel geschenkt. Der Sport hat mir die Möglichkeit geboten viel zu sehen und zu lernen. Diese Chance seine Zukunft, auch als Mädchen, selber zu gestalten möchte ich durch mein Engagement für PLAY HANDBALL weitergeben. Ich finde das Projekt super und möchte es so gut wie ich kann unterstützen, helfen und natürlich auch zeigen wie toll Handball ist!
Anja Althaus
Győri ETO KC, Ungarn, Deutsche Nationalspielerin
Nelson Mandela’s statement “Sport has the power to change the world” strongly shows the positive impact of sport. Sport has the power to drive social change, as well as personal development. PLAY HANDBALL provides an educational tool to address a broad spectrum of various socio-cultural challenges and to create positive change. This is a great project that offers new perspective to children and youth!
Dagmar Freitag
Member of German Parliament (Bundestag)/Chairwoman Sports Committee

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Give perspective & positive experiences for disadvantaged children & young people.

Give positive experiences & belonging

We enable handball afternoon programs at disadvantaged schools through training and volunteers.

We organise the Play Handball Super Cup, the first Handball & Education Tournament in South Africa, to raise awareness of social topics such as climate change & sustainability, equality & diversity, inclusion and enjoyment of sport

Promote education & personal development

We develop integrated training methods and game concepts consisting of handball specific basic elements and important social topics such as environmental protection. The sporting experience strengthens self-confidence, promotes social interaction and conveys sustainable values.

We provide training based on our sport for development approach to build capacity in local organisations.

Finance sustainable sports structures & social growth

We advise and support local youth organisations and schools in building up their own sports structures such as teams and school leagues in order to ensure sustainable development.

We donate sports equipment to our local partners and provide opportunities for sports lessons with balls and goals

OUR PARTNERS

We have established strong partnerships from local to national and international level to develop our methodologies, maintain a high-quality in our services and to offer sustainable solutions and support to grassroots organisations in Africa and worldwide.

WHERE WE ASSIST

Our Network Partners

We work in partnership with community-based organisation in the implementation of our programmes. Play Handball support community-based organisations and schools with knowledge, equipment and volunteers. We build capacity on grassroots level and train coaches/teachers as multipliers of our methodology.

We currently support eight communities in South Africa (Graafwater, Piketberg, Atlantis, Ottery, Lotus River, Lavender Hill, Cape Town City, Benoni) and three in Kenya (Machakos Nairobi, Jucha, Kisumu).