Village Kids Love Soccer Too

For 5 years, people have been asking Karl to visit them in rural Africa (to put on soccer camps for village kids and train coaches in Zimbabwe and Zambia).

There is no soccer training for coaches in these areas!  As you can imagine, there are hundreds of African children who could benefit from better coaching and skills-training soccer camps.

Although this is Karl’s passion, with our work schedule here in Cape Town, the timing has not been right for him to go...until recently!

KARL HAS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY NOW!  He has been asked to join an All Nation's team going to Zimbabwe and Zambia next month to help train African soccer coaches and do soccer camps for kids in the villages! We feel this is the right time to go before we move back to America in July.

June 2015: Karl will put on camps and offer 20 African coaches an entry level soccer coaching course


With the costs of moving back to America, this is not in our current budget, but we feel this is the right opportunity to love more kids in Africa through soccer.

Would you like to join us in serving Africans and reaching out to kids in rural villages?

You can partner with us financially by helping with the cost of…

  • Air fare and travel expenses: $1,000
  • Equipment – soccer balls, cones, coaching training manuals, etc.: $800

Note: Equipment will need to be purchased in Cape Town, as Karl has depleted all of the donated soccer equipment we have brought from the USA.

2 ways to give (we need to purchase the tickets in the next week)...

Tax Deductible: give via check or give via credit card online

Expedited: If the tax deduction is not as important to you, and you would like to get your donation to us more quickly (this would be so that we can purchase the air fare sooner at a better rate), please mail a check made out to "Karl Ostrand" to...

David Ostrand
4951 South 178th St.
Omaha NE 68135

Note: If you are planning to give...please drop us a line and let us know. It would help so much with our planning. We are deeply grateful for your continued partnership!

Thank you for all you have done to love Africa with us and join us in serving the amazing people here!

Karl and Julie Ostrand


Gladiator and Arsenal Jerseys donated from the soccer community in Omaha several years ago
(still in continual use in Zimbabwe and hanging on the line to dry)