Free Time at Don Bosco‘s and in South Africa – Hobbies, sports , music. Michael W. Müller Carl-Orff-Gymnasium Unterschleißheim [email protected] Tell about yourself and think about others.
Read the following statement by Nelly Burrows ofSalesian Institute Cape Town.
“Because these children live in shelters or on the streets, they cannot keep any of their own personal items safe, so they only play with these items when they come to the Salesians. Soccer is their first and foremost passion, if no ball is available on the streets, they play with plastic coke bottles, or tennis balls or anything they can make into a kicking item. Table soccer is also a favourite.
We also have Indoor cricket tournaments, soccer tournaments, and we have tried netball (kind of like Basketball, but you cannot run) for the girls, but they prefer not to do sport.Realise, that many of these children are malnourished, and energy levels are not very high. Stamina and long term fitness is difficult for them. Many of them are also on some sort of recreational drug (TIK, dagga (hash) glue and other forms of mixtures combined with Heroin etc.). So it is very difficult to get them sport fit. Rugby is secondary, even though we are the world champions (played mainly by whites).
Sport is very expensive to play in this country, as sponsorships are few and far between, unless you are in the top. So buying a soccer kit with boots, is almost impossible, if you come from a home with minimal or no income.”
Project „Youth Unlimited“
See as well: http://www.missio-muenchen.de/dcms/sites/missio2/missio-in-aktion/projekte/youth-unlimited.html
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