PeacePlayers International- Middle East’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) teaches participants how to be better leaders on the court and within their communities. One component of the program is a Social Action Project, which emphasizes the importance of giving back to the community. This month, the LDP chose to do their social action project refurbishing the basketball court at a school in Ein Karem, where PPI – ME has two teams active in basketball programs.
At the end of August, a few weeks before the start of the school year, LDP participants, along with their LDP alumni mentors, went to Ein Kerem and painted the outside basketball court where many of the students play before the start of the school day, and have physical education classes and basketball practice.
The participants worked together to paint and clean the court. A big part of their leadership development is putting others first, and lending a helping hand to those who need it. Both of these outcomes were achieved during the project, along with a ton of fun too! (See caption from the picture to the left) PPI-ME is really excited for the students of Ein Kerem to enjoy the new court and looks forward to running some activities on it this season!