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  • Writer's pictureTania Garcia

Youth Development Project

We are initiating a new Youth Development Project. In our first project for this program, we will emphasize Recreational Activities. We would love your support.

Family to Family Soccer Ball Project

The soccer program in the Cahabon District is helping to keep the youth going to school and participating in wholesome recreational activity – keeping them away from the alcohol and drug culture.

The Mayor of the Municipality of Cahabon has requested some help with the soccer program. In order to participate in the official Guatemala soccer tournaments, they need to purchase an official soccer ball for each game. These balls cost about 200 Quetzales ($26), and they need 9 official balls. Then, they need training balls, which can be purchased for 75 Quetzales ($10).

There are 205 villages in the Cahabon District. In each village, the young people like to play soccer. However, most of the villages do not have a flat field where they can play soccer. The Mayor said that when he visits a village the thing they usually want most is to have the road-building equipment come in and level an area that can be used for a soccer field – to give their youth something to do.

The Cahabon soccer program requires the youth to attend school and not drink alcohol or use drugs. This is a real incentive to the youth to improve their lives -- so they can play soccer.

So, we thought we could help provide soccer balls, and uniforms, for the soccer program in the Cahabon District.

This might seem like a very small amount of money, that is needed, but when you compare it to the fertilizer program, which just completed, you can see that it isn't easy to come up with the 75 Quetzales ($10) for a soccer ball. The 110 lb. bag of fertilizer was only $25, and thousands of people signed up for the fertilizer program, to get one bag of fertilizer.

Please donate $10, or more, to help us buy soccer balls and uniforms for the youth of Cahabon.

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