In poor, often war-torn countries, many kids can’t afford a soccer ball - and use plastic bags, coconuts, and rags to fashion their own sports equipment. Seoul design studio UnPlug Design has come up with an idea that gives more children in the Third World - countries like Tanzania, Rwanda, Somalia, and the Congo - the opportunity to play soccer and other games by creating balls the children themselves can assemble from relief and aid packages provided by organizations like the UN and Red Cross. By taking the paper or cardboard from an aid box and following the patterns on it kids can make their own soccer ball, handball, or baseball. These Dream Balls give kids a chance to play and, in the process, hope for a better life.
Via FutureBlog/Design Hotels http://futureblog.designhotels.com/
via LovelyPackage http://lovelypackage.com/dream-ball/
Photo and design by UnPlug Design