Mentor works for Ashoka's Youth Venture, the world's pioneer network of system-changing social entrepreneurs, and its mission to catalyze a future in which everyone has the necessary tools and knowledge to drive social change. At Youth Venture he works as a Program Coordinator where he is currently creating narratives for youth engagement for youth driven social change. Workshops facilitation, evaluating impact and create new ideas are activities that he is very engaged in.
My friend, I absolutely loved this story. I love that you have a great connection to the community and you are using the power of play to make a difference. As you move forward with your project, please consider thinking about where will you get the money to purchase the balls so you can donate them? What is a smart and efficient way to do this? Also, how will you find the right people to give the ball too? If you have 1,000 soccer balls, you cannot just give them all in one community - so how do you plan to expand your network? Wonderful work! Onwards! PS: Use http://gofundme.com to finance your next trip back plus to bring some donated balls :)