Foundation starts support in Africa
Korfball World Foundation starts support of Côte d'Ivoire in Africa to give the growth of korfball on that continent an impulse.
The choice for Côte d'Ivoire is made after conversations with Dirk Sercu, who has a lot of knowledge about the situation of korfball in Africa and also has a lot of contacts there. The first action of Korfball World foundation is supporting a training camp in Côte d'Ivoire in February 2019. The intention is that during this training camp coaches and the national squad of Côte d'Ivoire will get extra schooling in korfball. When this first cooperation is to our liking, we will see how to extend the collaboration. The core of the collaboration will be sending coaches more often to Côte d'Ivoire to increase the quality of the national squad and coaches.
The African countries Morocco and Cameroon get support for the development of korfball from other foundations in The Netherlands.
Korfball World Foundation has the possibility to support Côte d'Ivoire now the support for Ukraine is frozen after Valeriy Pidpalyuk steps down as president of the local korfball federation. Conversations end of May in L'viv between the foundation and members of the board of the local korfball federation show that they see a different way how to organise the Ukraine national squad than is the vision of the foundation. As foundation we choose not to support this other way of working at this time. Of course we will keep following the developments in Ukraine.