#stayathome means no work, no money, no food for many people in disadvantaged areas
. The people have no financial reserves. Even in the areas where we work in with our sports & youth programs, the kids are dependent on daily meals at school. The parents are often day laborers or, as in Kenya, many children live with their grandparents, who have little financial means anyway. Without the possibility to earn money, many families are exposed to the consequence of having nothing to eat and starvation.
Even if all sports activities are currently stopped and schools are closed, we do not want to stand by and watch. We at Play Handball would like to continue to support the children and young people in our partner programmes - instead of Handball & Education, we support them with Corona aid packages. And we ask you to get involved and help us.
We would like to distribute health packages to our handball families and needy families in the project communities. These Corona aid packages consist of essential local food, hygiene products (incl. mask) and information on corona prevention & fitness exercises. For one month for a family of 4, such a package costs between 12.50 to 17.50 €. In Kenya we have 260 affected families, which we support with our partners in Juja, Kisumu and Machakos. In South Africa there are about 300 families. Help us to overcome this difficult time together. We have already been able to deliver the first 30 packages in Kisumu thanks to a private donation from our former volunteer Leon. With the support of OneTeam and Handball.Inspires 60 more packages will be distributed next week. In Cape Town, we are currently helping with a porridge kitchen every morning so that up to 200 people, many of them children, get at least one warm meal a day. Chery, our local coordinator, is doing incredible work and at the same time educating people on how to protect themselves and others.
Donate to Play Handball Corona Food & Fit Help, share the campaign with friends, mobilize or even start your own fundraising campaign for us! Your help reaches our partners directly and non-bureaucratically, without deductions, we guarantee it! We thank you for your support!
Handball is a team sport. We have to unite so that everyone can start strong into the new season following Corona. We strongly believe in it and working towards starting again with handball. But now we have to give direct short-term help to families in need.
If you are interested in what else Play Handball is doing, here you can find more information, also how to get involved:
* Webseite: www.play-handball.org
* Facebook @playhandballza
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