To “kick off” 2017, we celebrated the opening of our newest project; a Community Sports Center in Snoul district of Kratie province. Our co-worker, Mr Suon Borith, is managing the program and the center is called “Borith’s Sports Center – sponsored by Family Care Cambodia”!
Alex and Borith oversaw the construction of a professional soccer field with turf, high net and power lights for evening matches. A volley ball court has also been built. It’s the first sports center of its kind in the district and a great way to provide healthy exercise, recreation and good, clean fun for the community. Teams from local businesses, youth teams and the Snoul District Police team are all using the facility. During off peak hours, we have made the pitch available to teams of students from the local middle school and high schools and a local orphanage.
The Center also has an outdoor café and meeting room which can be used to host meetings, seminars and classes for the community. We recently hosted 2 such seminars- one for women in honor of International Women’s Day and one as a training for local pastors, youth workers and Christians who wish to become more active in applying their faith to daily living.