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Building Dreams on a Rooftop: Empowering Lives Through Volleyball in Lebanon

In the bustling city of Beirut, Lebanon, where nearly all children have experienced some degree of trauma, a ray of hope shines through the power of sports. Let's Keep The Ball Flying (LKTBF) has joined hands with Defense for Children Lebanon (DCI) and Twinx to create a transformative project - a rooftop volleyball playground.

This initiative aims to offer healing, joy, and a sense of belonging to children in need. Join us on this inspiring journey as we unveil the power of sports in empowering lives. Before we delve deeper into the project, take a moment to witness the magic of this initiative through our captivating trailer video:

Bringing Joy to Young Hearts: The Volley Beyond Borders Project in Lebanon

As the sun rises over the city of Beirut, a new story unfolds high above the bustling streets. Perched on a rooftop, a volleyball playground takes shape, ready to change lives. The Volley Beyond Borders project is not just about building a court; it's about building dreams and igniting hope in the hearts of children who have faced adversity.

Volley Beyond Borders rooftop in Lebanon

A Fingerprint's Journey: Erwin Sikkema's Story

Meet Erwin Sikkema, a passionate member of the LKTBF family and a true changemaker. Erwin embarked on an unforgettable journey to Beirut, eager to contribute his skills and energy to the project. As he arrived at the site in Burj El-Barajneh, he was filled with excitement and determination.

Erwin's hands-on involvement in constructing the rooftop volleyball playground was nothing short of remarkable. He also managed to get painted volleyball court lines, ensuring that every detail was perfect. But his efforts didn't stop there; Erwin knew that for the project to thrive, it needed to be sustainable.

He took the time to educate local coaches, imparting his knowledge and passion for volleyball. Through this guidance, the program will continue to flourish, also after Erwin's departure. His commitment to empowering the local community exemplifies the spirit of the Volley Beyond Borders initiative.

Inviting You to Be a Part of Change

As the Volley Beyond Borders project takes root in Lebanon, we invite you to be a part of this extraordinary transformation. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children who deserve a safe place to play, heal, and grow.

By supporting this initiative, you are contributing to a healthier lifestyle and fostering vital life skills among young hearts. As the children find joy in the sport, DCI's unique MHPSS trauma support system will offer them additional support on their journey to healing.

Erwin and his team volunteering for Volley Beyond Borders Lebanon

Getting involved and supporting the Volley Beyond Borders project in Lebanon is easier than you might think! Here are some ways you can make a difference:

  1. Donate directly to the project: Your financial contributions can go a long way in providing essential resources and support for the children in Lebanon. Every donation, big or small, counts and helps us create a lasting impact.

  2. Spread the Word: Help us raise awareness about the project by sharing our trailer video and blog article on your social media platforms. The more people know about it, the more support we can gather.

  3. Volunteer: If you have a passion for volleyball and a heart for making a difference, consider volunteering your time and skills to support the project's initiatives. Reach out to us to explore potential opportunities.

  4. Fundraise: Organize a fundraising event or campaign in your community, workplace, or school. Your efforts can directly contribute to the success of the project and bring joy to the lives of children in need.

  5. Collaborate: If you represent an organization or business, consider collaborating with Let's Keep The Ball Flying and the project partners to make a collective impact and support the children in Lebanon.

Your support and involvement can make a significant difference in the lives of these children. Together, let's build dreams on rooftops and empower lives through the joy of volleyball. Join us in making a lasting impact on the lives of children in Lebanon and beyond. Contact us today to get started!


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