Photo: Students getting ready for yet another big SPORT EVENT!
I know there is currently a world cup underway in South Africa – and yes we played more soccer games than I can remember the last few weeks ……….. but a few days ago we had our annual athletics meeting at our bush school here in Mozambique. It really is a highlight for everyone and our bush kids eagerly counted down the days in anticipation. And what a day it was …….! New RECORDS ……… and the fact that we had NO sport equipment made it even more unique.
Education which should be a basic human right is not that at all in many parts of Africa. Funding and opportunities for kids to study is very limited. When it comes to sport and actually training students who has the talent to go further the problem is even bigger. These problems though does not demotivate us ….. but rather inspire us to help kids to catch a dream for the future …… using our own bizarre ways in reaching that dream. Take athletics for an example! Athletics is a very exciting discipline with many technicalities. What do you do if you have to train school kids with no sport equipment? We got around the problem with some interesting solutions. Join us on our exciting day in the bush ………… the photos tells it all.
MOZAMBIQUE – SHOT PUT
Photo: Little Jogo is getting ready for his first real Shot Put competition.
Photo: Francisco is up for the challenge. The bigger you get the heavier the challenge.
And then we have a very technical item:
HIGH JUMP: THE MOZAMBIQUE WAY
HIGH JUMP: THE OLYMPIC WAY
And let us not forget:
LONG JUMP: THE MOZAMBIQUE WAY
Photo: Getting airborne!
LONG JUMP: OLYMPIC STANDARD
GIRL POWER on the 100 m sprint!
Photo: A student from the University of Stellenbosch assisting the girls in their 100 m sprint.
Photo: Everyone got a prize in the process. We ended the day happy ……… but tired!