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
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
It’s a tough time for the world due to Covid 19. And this has not left Kenya behind. Carol Nange, PlayHandball co-ordinator in Kenya gives a report.
Having the majority of the population depending on hand to mouth lifestyle, they are under pressure since most jobs have been closed down, working far from home is impossible due to high transport cost as the numbers to be accommodated in a bus have been reduced by half. Which has made it even more difficult to comprehend the situation. Cases are rising day to day, as much as we as the nation are trying any possible means to bring the curve to its knees. (more…)Read More
Handball is all about community. In times of the worldwide corona crisis more than ever. For this reason the Wild Boys from TVB Stuttgart decided to support the organisation PlayHandball in Africa. This is done within the framework of the social initiative of the TVB, “Die Blaue Brücke” (Blue Bridge). Since January 2020, all TVB employees have donated 1% of their salary to social causes. (more…)Read More
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
“Working here in Kenya is my biggest challenge so far with lots of ups and downs, but whenever things don’t go so well, I always keep the bigger goal in mind. Kenya is an incredible character building experience for me.”
Read the following interview to learn more about Léons experiences in Kenya.Read More
Nicola Scholl taught Play Handball’s educational games to the students at the first intensive coure on SPD of the Global Sport for Development and Peace Knowledge Collaborative that took place in Olomouc, Czech Republic from 3.02-09.02.20.
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Click here to see the report.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
In cooperation between the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Jordanian Ministry of Education as well as the relevant Jordanian and German sports associations, manuals for the sports basketball, handball, Ultimate Frisbee and football have been developed to support the future local coaches and teachers in integrating sport for development methodology into their trainings.
Play handball founder Nicola Scholl, assisted as a handball development expert on behalf of the DOSB in the creation of these manuals and travelled to Amman in November for the official handover of them. (more…)Read More