Malanville Sports Center

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Malanville Sports Center
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Community Name: Malanville
Country: Benin
Volunteer(s) Name: D McCormick
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Illinois
Funds community contributed: 6, 751
Year of project approval: 2003
Projects started in Benin 2003 (5).
Gouka Well Construction, Malanville Sports Center, Revitalizing Agricultural and Animal Husbandry Training Center, Textbooks for Students, Water and Hygiene Education
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Other Projects in Benin (21).
Abomey Secondary School Renovation and Addition, Ballin' in Benin, Construction of Food Processing Center, Craft Workshop for Women's Local Language Literacy School, Girl's Leadership Camp, Girls Leadership Camp, Girls' Internships, Gouka Well Construction, Library Book Project, Library and Computer Center, Literacy Initiative, Malanville Sports Center, Program for the Eradication of Informality Among Artisans, Rent the Books, Revitalizing Agricultural - Animal Husbandry Training Center … further results
30pxOther Projects by Volunteers from Illinois (26).
A Home for the Elderly, Karen Brazil Breashears, Celebrando el Sur Youth Conference, Chernivtsi English Language Resource Center, Ashlee Christian, Community Garden, Community Kitchen, Community Youth Center, Dairy Initiative, Environmental Clean-Up Month, Edward Glab, Dusty Golobitsh, Indian Church Farming Cooperative, Claudius Isfan, Liz Jackson … further results
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Info about the Malanville Sports Center

For some time a local community organization has tried to find a way to bring a cement-surfaced athletic court to Malanville. Currently basketball is played with baskets contrived from straw baskets whose bottoms have been removed, balls made of string, rubber or even paper. Similar creativity has been called into play for volleyball and handball. Sitting at the edge of the Sahara Dessert, the sandy surface makes most sports difficult, if not impossible. The local high school, in conjunction with the local community organization have donated a spot of land, surrounded by a security wall. Building materials and labor for construction of an athletic court have been donated by the community. Additional support is being requested from Peace Corps Partnership The athletic courts will provide an assortment of community building activities for both young girls and young men. Basketball, volleyball and handball classes will be integrated into the school's curriculum. The courts will hopefully lead to opportunities for confidence building, teamwork and participation in regional, and perhaps even national events.

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