A Ball for ALL Kenya

750 mini balls to be donated to blind children in Kenya

One Big Project - Many Goals - Growing Up Blind In Kenya - Documentary Winter 2022

1 country

It is our first big campaign dedicated to donating 750 mini balls only to one country. There are 700 visually impaired pupils living in one city, learning within 2 schools. They have already heard about one the mini ball which unites the world, and can't wait to meet A Ball for All!

1 project

In 2021, A Ball for All has started making a documentary about 700 pupils growing up blind in Kenya. It is a unique documentary idea which increases public awareness of sight loss and low vision, showing untold stories of blindness in Kenya.

2 schools

A Ball for All chose 2 schools to visit, inspire and donate 750 mini balls to children with visual impairments. It is so important for blind children to find a hobby that brings them joy. They will able to play football together and learn so much every day.

700 pupils

A Ball for All would like to donate 750 balls, one ball to each blind child and 50 balls dedicated for schools. We are asking for your help to support our big project. Together we will improve and transform their lives.

Help them play Blind Football

Adopt a mini ball and donate it to one of the blind children from Kenya. We believe that together we can donate 750 mini football balls to Kenyan blind children in January 2022. We launched our fundraising website to raise money online, and we sincerely appreciate your support. Every donation matters; every donation counts. Each euro has enormous power and helps us to reach our goal. Below you can find our countdown with numbers of adopted balls. All updates are presented on our Facebook profile, so please follow us. Each donor will be listed (if wanted) at the end of OUR BIG PROJECT!

A BALL FOR ALL KENYA WINTER 2022

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A few facts about visual impairment

Blindess in numbers

Worldwide, 285 million people are visually impaired; 39 million are blind and 246 million have low vision. An estimated 500 000 children become blind each year, but in developing countries up to 60% are thought to die within a year of becoming blind.

How blindness starts

Some people have been completely blind since birth, while others may have dealt with a slowly declining vision for decades. The millions of people who are blind or visually impaired all possess varying degrees of sight and have vastly different needs and abilities related to their sight loss.

Guide dog

Only 1-2% of visually impaired use a guide dog even though the majority of dogs are provided free of charge. These service animals are carefully trained to lead their owners around other people and obstacles. The first guide dog was issued in 1916 to a blinded veteran, Paul Feyen.

White cane

James Biggs of Bristol claimed to have invented the white cane in 1921. After an accident claimed his sight, the artist had to readjust to his environment. Feeling threatened by increased motor vehicle traffic around his home, Biggs decided to paint his walking stick white to make himself more visible to motorists.

Sports

Being diagnosed as blind or partially sighted does not mean that a a person has to give up on sports. In fact, there are many sports which have been adapted for those who are blind or partially sighted, as well as entirely new sports only open to people with a sight condition.

Famous Blind People

Andrea Bocelli has been completely blind at age 12, one of the most successful musicians of all time. On May 25, 2001, Erik Weihenmayer became the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Marla Runyan is the first legally blind athlete to compete in the Olympics. Trischa Zorn, blind since birth, has won 55 medals, making her the most successful athlete in the history of the Paralympic Games.