Every Saturday, Mama asked us for a ball. We always wondered, “why did she want the ball?” She takes care of our volunteer house. We don’t speak the same language, but we understand each other. Mama not only takes care of us, but she is also engaged in supporting children from the neighborhood through a life skills center.
One day, she called us outside to say “hi” to her friends. They were very happy to meet us. That day, we discovered the reason Mama always needed a ball on Saturdays. We followed the group of women down the street, not knowing where we were going or what we were doing. We arrived at a dirt “court”. Mama said to us, “We are going to play netball.” The group was comprised of twenty women, between the ages of 30 and 60. It didn’t matter who won or lost. They play the game solely to have fun together every week.