Timothy Project: Valor Christian High School - Kolkata, India 2018
Timothy Project: Valor Christian High School, Kolkata, India 2018. A vision was cast years ago by a Valor Christian High School Discovery team that has taken root and is beginning to become a reality. The next team of students and teachers to travel to the slums of Kolkata will continue to grow the boy’s soccer program with the dream of establishing a fully sustainable soccer club.
Valor alumni, teachers and students desire to reach the boys of the slum with the gospel message. This is challenging, and retaining them is even more challenging. John DeYoung, a Valor teacher, came up with an idea that could help solve the dilemma, a soccer program.
About three years ago, one Valor Christian Alumni asked how he could help the boys in the slums. I had mentioned a soccer program would be huge for the boys, since it is a little more difficult to get the boys involved with Christ in the slums.
Momentum Global has been working in the area for many years, it has established schools and churches. Valor partnered with Momentum Global and the soccer program is becoming a reality. The first Soccer Training Team program is up and running, a collective effort between Valor and Momentum Global. DeYoung shared,
The adult soccer program has been going on now for about seven months, and we have 20 young men involved, and we have seen such growth mentally, physically and spiritually.
The Discovery Trip team that will travel to Kolkata will join with a Valor alumnus who is living in the area and working to establish the program. He is partnered with three professional Indian soccer coaches.
Our goal is to develop young men of faith through soccer in the slums. We believe that strong men of faith can change a culture and community. We eventually would like to create a fully sustainable soccer program where the children enter our program to hear the gospel and train hard.
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