See if you can say that five times fast!
Here at PPI-CY, like all other PeacePlayers International locations, we are extremely proud to work with local institutions, groups, individuals, and other NGOs to bring our message to more people where we work. Starting tomorrow in Limassol, PPI-CY is staging the first of five twinnings and one island-wide tournament made possible by a grant from the U.S. Embassy in Cyprus. This is the second year in a row that the American Embassy has supported PPI’s work here in Cyprus. Last year, the Embassy enabled PPI-CY to organize two major twinnings near the end of the program year, and the Embassy was so impressed with what it saw that it’s helping PPI-CY do even more this year.
Tomorrow, Famagusta Coach Bahar Mevlit will get her girls’ and boys’ teams on a bus and travel to Limassol to engage in a little bicommunal hoops with Coach Mihalis Pohanis and his girls’ and boys’ teams in PPI-CY’s first twinning of the Spring in Limassol. Every PPI-CY team will participate in the U.S. Embassy’s twinning program as well as the season-ending tournament, which will be held in Agros in May. While for kids on teams from Agros, Famagusta, Limassol, Lapta/Lapithos, and Iskele/Trikomo, these twinnings are just another great experience to add onto their already impressive PPI resumes, for members of new programs in the English School and the Turkish-Cypriot community of Nicosia, these twinnings will be their first foray into PeacePlayers International events.
PPI-CY thanks the U.S. Embassy in advance for their continued support in helping PPI-CY bring the youth of Cyprus together through the game of basketball!