Connecting local responses around the world
The KAY club meeting was turning out great. We began by allowing the children some time to play soccer-the kind of soccer that can get attention from a lover of children not a lover of the game itself. The children chased the ball, kicking it in all directions, until at some point one young man took the ball, and said, 'we need to form teams and play against each other. Soon they started grouping themselves and the game began. As I watched the children play,my attention,was drawn to the young man who had told the others to form teams to play against each other!Before the game was over I had afew questions for the youth
1.Who came with the idea of forming two teams?
2.Which team won?
3.Did you play as a team?
4.A part from a soccer team, what other teams can we form?
5.Who/what are we teaming against?
The discussion shifted from a game of soccer, to a community discussion.