Children
 Uganda
Project #12511

Soccer Equip Drive-1000 Orphans, Ghana Africa

by GloBall Giving

Summary

The WHO has identified childhood obesity on a devastating incline in developing countries. One of the main reasons is the lack of sports equipment and ability to play sports for these children. GloBall Giving is reaching out to orphanages and schools and helping provide new and gently used soccer, basketball and baseball equipment, uniforms, shoes, etc. We are working with clubs, individuals and companies to help provide this equipment to deserving children. Everyone deserves the chance to play.
$10
total raised
1
donor
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

In 2010 the number of overweight children under the age of five, is estimated to be over 42 million. Close to 35 million of these are living in developing countries. Overweight and obese children are likely to stay obese into adulthood and more likely to develop noncommunicable diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Overweight and obesity, as well as their related diseases, are largely preventable through exercise, diet and education. In many countries these options do not exist.

Solution

By providing exercise equipment, coaching training and diet education, we are helping fill the void that often goes overlooked in these communities. If there is no equipment, often times the children do not play. We are also helping with recycling efforts by "up"-using equipment that would most likely end up in landfills.

Long-Term Impact

Millions of dollars are wasted on preventable treatments like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In addtion, we are adding to the overall capacity to lead a fruitful life for these underprivileged yet deserving children. We will be also helping out the community economically in the future by bolstering the health of their young individuals.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

GloBall Giving homepage

Organization Information

GloBall Giving

Location: Port Washington, WI - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.globallgiving.org
Project Leader:
Mark Rolison
Port Washington, WI United States

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