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    In a big school, more space to play is key

    Day 193

    A New Space

    There are lots of students at Kashojwa Primary School – about 1500. So, making sure they all have an activity – something to get them moving – is a priority for their teachers. Which is why Moreen wanted the kids to start playing volleyball.

    The school has a volleyball court. But no one could remember the last time anyone played on it. There was no net, no balls, and the court didn’t have any lines.

    So on Day 193 we came to remedy the situation. The kids had assembled on the court facing one another across an imaginary volleyball net. So we started by stringing up a real volleyball net and painting the lines so the children would know what was in an out.

    For the players, we had shoes and new volleyball jerseys – for boy and girls. And volleyballs and an air pump, too. And to manage the chaos, we brought a whistle for Moreen and the other coaches. And a coach’s uniform, too.

    One new space to play made a huge difference at Kashojwa!

    Special thanks to Vince King, Dawn Bigelbach, Wayne Schmieg, Willful, Clif Bar, Nergis Petersen, SweatShop Health Club, and Rick & Anina Davenport for making volleyball at Kashojwa happen.

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