February always brings heat, humidity, and the first full month of the new school year to Durban. For the past seven years, February has also brought the beginning of the basketball season to PPI – SA. Last week, all coach trainings were completed, and this week marked the beginning of primary school try outs.
In South Africa, PeacePlayers International operates its Primary School Programme in 35 different schools, and draws its Leadership Development Program from 20 secondary schools in four different areas. With 39 programs operating at the same time, there is a lot of basketball going on! The tryout period will last through the end of next week, followed by the commencement of full time program activity. All of PPI-SA is excited for our season to begin, as we develop new basketball players and teach young adults our life skills curriculum!