Sport for development and peace. From the 16th to the 20th of May 2022, we were part of the second part of the GloKnoCo School, this time held in Brussels. This is a project which is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The students from different universities were taught about sport for development and peace (SDP) by representatives of different NGOs and professors who are working in this field. The universities which took part are the University of Brighton, the Paderborn University, and the Palacký University Olomouc. Beside PlayHandball the NGOs INEX, FHPU and MSIS were represented. Our representatives were Moritz Rottmann and Vincent Albers who are both volunteers and currently living in Germany. In a short report they tell us about the programme and their experiences of the field trip to Brussels.Read More
“All in all, most of the children are very grateful and have a lot of fun with the sport and training.”
Lisza is in South Africa for a year as a weltwaerts volunteer – three months in Darling and since January in Cape Town – supporting PlayHandball ZA on the ground with work at schools in Observatory and Atlantis. In the following interview, our volunteer Lisza talks about her experiences in the past seven months:Read More
Half-way through the weltwaerts volunteer service – time to reflect, learn more, plan forward and have fun. We hosted a mid-term seminar for our volunteers in South Africa and Kenya from 8th to 12th April, in Kleinmond, Western Cape, South Africa.Read More
Martin Berger is an A-license coach and currently on a handball world tour. With his initiative Handball.Inspires he also supports Play.Handball with coaching education and his network from Germany and around the world, and is now directly on site with us in Kenya and South Africa.Read More
“In general, sport is able to bring the community together and teach skills like respect and acceptance.”
Simon is in Juja as a weltwärts volunteer for one year and supports PlayHandball’s partner organization “PendoAmaniYouthOrganization” on site. In the following interview, our volunteer Simon talks about his experience so far:Read More
“I feel that everything I do is very well received in the community, as I get a lot of positive feedback.”
Lars is in Darling as a weltwärts volunteer for one year and supports PlayHandball’s partner organization “Darling Outreach Foundation” on site. The Darling Outreach Foundation’s mission is to create educational opportunities and help improve the physical well-being of vulnerable children. In the following interview, our volunteer Lars talks about his experience after the first two months: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.
The Trilateral Youth Coaches Exchange aims to promote and inspire young people as multipliers to use sport as an educational tool for sustainable development. (more…)Read More
Sport as an educational tool for sustainable development. New encounter project of PlayHandball, Youth-abroad and the Handball Association Schleswig-Holstein.
15 young handball players* from Germany, South Africa and Kenya will participate in the first virtual international encounter in developmental youth work that uses sport as a tool to achieve developmental goals (UNSDG #4.7).
The trilateral exchange aims to promote and inspire young people as multipliers, to use sport as an educational tool for sustainable development and to pass it on as youth handball development coaches* to children and young people in their environment. (more…)Read More
After about one and a half years it is finally time again! Since the beginning of October, new volunteers with the weltwärts program are again on site at schools in Kenya and South Africa. “We are very happy that volunteers can support us again and that we are also allowed to resume work at the schools after the governments have relaxed the Corona restrictions,” says Nicola Scholl.
After a seminar of several days in the host country, everyone has also arrived at their assignment locations since a week ago. Whether in South Africa or Kenya, in the countryside or in the city, the enthusiastic helpers are on site for a year and support disadvantaged children and youth with and through handball. The Weltwärts program is an established federally funded program through which young adults help for a year abroad in a development context. (more…)Read More
The corona pandemic also had a firm grip on the sports landscape and thus Play Handball last year. Hardly anything was possible on the playing fields, but in the background, things continued to swirl. With success. PlayHandball was able to enter into two new partnerships, which will help in the long term, especially in the context of training young coaches. Both the HVSH (Handballverband-Schleswig-Holstein) and the Lern Handball app could be won as partners
“PlayHandball and the Handball Association Schleswig-Holstein want to cooperate more closely in the future. The professional preparation of Weltwärts volunteers from Germany for their assignment in Africa, the training of PlayHandball coaches in South Africa and Kenya and the international youth encounter are central points of the partnership for us,” said Sascha Steltenkamp from HVSH. (more…)Read More