October 11, 2014 by Alyse LaHue
My days are blending together a bit because we are doing so much… We actually handed out the football uniforms today at the school, not yesterday 🙂
After that we walked to Sajos Academy which is a small school Daniel (head of Yes We Can) helps with. It is for children whose parents can’t afford the government school. Without Sajos these kids would be left out of education.
Towards the end of the school day we headed up the very steep hill to the school where I was going to be coaching the Golden Boots boys team through a session. We had handed out the uniforms earlier in the day so they were going to debut them at tonight’s session. They don’t have a coach, they just have one boy (who actually looks like a young Mario Balotelli) who is the captain and who leads them each day. It blew my mind that they don’t have a coach at all. I wasn’t sure how they would respond to a coach, let alone a female coach, but they were so respectful and we had a great time!
Also keeping in mind this is the first time they’ve ever had uniforms and full gear. Some of the boys actually came out with the tops on backwards.
Since I was coaching I didn’t get many photos but once we return home Rebecca, our group photographer, is going to send over some good stuff that I’ll get posted.
Another MASSIVE thank you to everyone who donated to my special project. It was amazing to hand out the uniforms and work with the kids. For them to have uniforms for the first time and to get to feel like a true team all in the same gear was awesome to see. Also having the pinnies and nice balls for training is an added perk!