Meet the People Behind the Ball – Part 4 of 4

RE-POST October 5, 2012 - Sabaz, Security My name is Sabaz Ali and I work in security. My age is 58 years, and I dwell at Vario village. I served frontier forces of Pakistan and retired as “Hawaldaar”1 ... [Continue Reading]

Meet the People Behind the Ball – Part 3 of 4

RE-POST September 26, 2012 - Abdul Sattar, Stitcher My name is Abdul Sattar and I work in the stitching centre. When I grew up, I had the love of my parents and prosperity in my home. My father ... [Continue Reading]

Meet the People Behind the Ball – Part 2 of 4

RE-POST Sept 13, 2012 - M. Rauf, Panel Punching My name is M. Rauf and I work in the Punching Department where the panels for each ball are cut or ‘punched’. My father had established a great business of garments. ... [Continue Reading]

Meet the People Behind the Ball – Part 1 of 4

RE-POST August 24, 2012 - Ihsan, Quality Assurance My name is Ihsan and I work in the Quality Assurance Department. My parents were in the teaching profession in Government Sector. They worked hard and did ... [Continue Reading]

Summer Festivals

RE-POST August 2012 I couldn’t let the summer go by without commenting on a couple of great events VOLO Athletics was a part of this year. In late June we supported LatinCouver’s, ... [Continue Reading]

Italy for Africa

RE-POST May 2012 Football for Africa was a huge success! We held a two-day tournament in a sports complex in the eastern part of Rome. There were ten schools in the boys and girls events, with ... [Continue Reading]

Pennies for Peru Campaign

RE-POST March 2012 Since February 6th, 2012, northern Peru has experienced a near perfect storm. Record rainfall in the desert and heavy rain in high surrounding regions have led to 1000’s of ... [Continue Reading]

OA Projects Campaign Updates

RE-POST April 30, 2011 - 100 Fair Trade Soccer Balls have been Shipped As most of you know I have been fundraising to send fair trade soccer balls to Gulu, northern ... [Continue Reading]

Flying Home

RE-POST July 20, 2010 My long flight home presented me with a lot of time to reflect on my journey, something I would continue to do for weeks to come. Ultimately, this was my resolution - to not stop reflecting ... [Continue Reading]

Alive & Kicking stitching centre, Nairobi

RE-POST July 19, 2010 This was my final day in Africa and I had a lot to accomplish. Stop #1: Before heading back to the coffee ... [Continue Reading]