Our second court building project in Binong, Indonesia was completed this spring break with much collaboration. First off, just outside of Jakarta, Karawaci Youth Sports League is a soccer/basketball league where kids from various socio-economic, ethnic and religious backgrounds come together to play sports with one another. Leadership from SPH, a private Christian school, and several public schools with strong Muslim majorities are represented in the leadership of KYSL. We constructed a basketball/volleyball/ badminton court at one of these impoverished public schools.
Two American groups also participated in this project. First, a group from Southern Oregon’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes spent their spring break working on the prep work for the court. They also did the majority of the fundraising for the project. After they left a local contractor completed the pouring of the court. After it was finished, a group from the women’s soccer team from Corban college in Salem, Oregon, traveled down to paint the court. They are also doing a soccer clinic for local children while there. For this project, Courts for Kids provided behind the scenes administrative support. A big thank you to Jason Myers, a good friend of Courts for Kids, and athletic director/basketball coach at SPH, who spearheaded this project from Indonesia and made all the moving pieces fit together!