Jenny is in India for 12 days working on our next Community Playground and expanding our Mobile Play and Learning Centers. Jenny will be back on the 16th, so be on the lookout for an exciting recap of how the kids are thriving!
In collaboration with Islamic Relief USA, we have been chosen to present at this year’s InterAction Conference in Washington DC on June 11-13th. Our joint presentation will be focused on using innovative methods to prevent child marriages.
We are thrilled and very thankful the Humanity United Foundation for double matching a donation from one of our great board members! Their combined donation totaled $15,000 and is restricted to supporting children’s thrivability.
On March 15th, Tom and Jenny gave one of the keynote speeches at a joint conference of The Association for the Study of Play and the International Play Association! The focus and purpose of the talk was to bring the needs of children in orphanages and in extreme poverty to an audience of 200+ researchers, professors and practitioners.
Katie was a regular student with a regular life. At the University of New England she studied to become a Physical Therapist and was on the women’s soccer team. At home she was a loving daughter who did the same things most young people do; spend time on social media, hang out with friends and avoid doing household chores!
Read more about Katie’s journey…
Our third Peer Sports Program impacted over 40 extremely vulnerable girls in Pune, India! Our team of peer coaches, head coach, and leadership traveled to Pune for 10 days of connections with the participants, cultural learning and teaching the girls the value of play through soccer. This, our third annual program, was another rousing success!
This month we are giving you the opportunity to sponsor a vulnerable young girl from the slums of Pune, India! Learn how you can make a direct connection to a child in need, give meaningful support and help them do more than just survice - you will give them the opportunity to thrive!
They loved it in 2016. They loved it in 2017. We are sure that the girls in Pune, India will love participating in our Peer Sports and Play Program again this fall!
An Engineering Camp.. for Girls!
"What did we do in 2017?" you might ask. Well here it is. Even we were surprised at what we accomplished together!
Opportunities to thrive is what we are all about! As you can see from the pictures, we are giving children the opportunity to go from just surviving to thriving!
We landed in Mumbai on December 26th and will be working with our partners and running football clinics which are a part of our year-long Peer Sports Program. The smile says it all - "I'm thriving!"
Angeli told us, "This was the first time we left the slums. It was so exciting to travel to Mumbai! I want come again!" The Limitless Peer Sports Program gives Angeli and the other girls somethings they never had; a reason to cheer, a chance to explore their culture and hope for a better life.
If you live near Portland, ME, then join us for at Flatbread on December 12th from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.