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Footballs!!!

All eyes on the new pump and balls in Rumira Sondormayo

All eyes on the new pump and balls in Rumira Sondormayo

Children of  Chaullacocha & Rumira Sondormayo recently had a wonderful surprise when each village received footballs (soccer balls) generously donated by Dominic Banner, BravaDesign, Australia.

Dominic trekked with Apus Peru on the Lares and Machu Picchu trek in April.  After his trek, Dominic wrote, “We noticed on our trek there were a number of kids with flat soccer balls (we played a game with the kids in one village and that was probably the highlight of the trek for me- we had great fun).. so I was thinking of buying some basic bicycle pumps and valves and posting them over to your offices. Hopefully on the next Lares/Lakes trek these could be distributed so the little Ronaldos can play to their hearts content”.

After a few emails back and forth it was decided it was more cost efficient to buy the balls, patches and valves in Peru.  Rather than giving the balls to the children, they have been given to the teachers at the respective schools, who have been placed in charge of taking care of the pumps and repair equipment.

Thank you to Threads of Peru volunteer Fani Karaivanova for purchasing some of the supplies during a recent trip to Lima, and to Frankie Ginnett for helping with the distribution.

And a special, special thanks to Dominic for his support!  The smiles on the faces of the kids says it all!

Not to be outdone, the girls in Rumira Sondomayo have a go. There is a big women's football game every Sunday in this village.

Not to be outdone, the girls in Rumira Sondomayo have a go. There is a big women's football game every Sunday in this village.

 

Teacher and Children in Chaullacocha receive the balls, along with their montly food supplement from the Reach Out Children's foundation.

Teacher and Children in Chaullacocha receive the balls, along with their montly food supplement from the Reach Out Children's foundation.

Football (soccer) is a highlight in high, cold landscape of Chaullacocha (4200m)

Football (soccer) is a highlight in high, cold landscape of Chaullacocha (4200m)