August 21, 2018

"Respect means you care enough to think about other's feelings before you act."

Torneio de Lhonipha = Respect Tournament


On August 4, 2018, ADEDAR held our Lhonipha Tournament at the beach in Costa do Sol. We had 4 under 12 mixed teams, 4 under 16 male teams, 2 under 18...

June 28, 2018

What is is that non-profits need all the time? Money. Yep, that's what we need. It will ALWAYS be what we need. It's not the only thing we need, but it is actually a huge part because it makes what we do actually possible. ADEDAR is no exception. 


So, I want to explain...

June 23, 2018

Way back in the day, in my Peace Corps years... Okay, so it may not be THAT long ago. Back in 2011, I started to teach myself how to sew pants without having to use patterns. Material in Mozambique is pretty damn amazing. I started a sewing class about 2 nights a week...

June 19, 2018

In January, Chico and I visited Kenya during our travels. Our original plan of sticking around Nairobi for just a couple days turned into staying for a full week, allowing me to train with the women of KCB Club and then staying for the Saturday game and social. During...

June 10, 2018

About 10 years ago, I went to the rugby tournament in Missoula, MT known as Maggotfest. I didn't have a team, I didn't know ANYBODY there. I found an e-mail of an alum of the women's team of Missoula, the Betterside. I e-mailed her (Kelly), she picked me up somewhere i...

June 8, 2018

Just another reminder why I love the rugby world!


April 28. 2018 Mozambique had their first ever international rugby game. A historic event, and one I think I can say we were all very excited for. So, this is how the week rolled out for ADEDAR!


We, ADEDAR, knew a team...

April 6, 2018

Life is not easy and we always hope that we teach our kids how to deal with it, how to get up when you get knocked down, how to learn from mistakes, and how to stand up. Sports are a great way to teach these skills. I look back through my childhood, adolescence, young...

March 29, 2018

Today is one of those days that I am wondering what I am doing here. My posts may come off as all here is happy-go-lucky, but it's not. It's stressful. My cup gets full and I overflow. That is my day today. That is how I am feeling. And it hurts. It hurts a lot. Becaus...

March 21, 2018

I was just asked the other day:

"What is the difference between American Football and Rugby?"

Well, let me tell you!!!!

1. American Football you can throw the ball forward. Rugby you can't.

2. You can block someone from tackling the person with the ball. Rugby you can't.

3....

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