Comment ça a commencé:

26 AOÛT 2020

BOLLE Je suis vivant. Nous le prêchons depuis un moment maintenant. Et pour cause, BÖLLE je suis vivant ! C’est la vie. Nos vies. Et peut-être ou j’espère que votre vie aussi. Mais malheureusement, pour beaucoup de gens dans ce monde, la vie ne consiste pas seulement à faire passer un ballon de basket dans un cerceau. Pour beaucoup de gens, il s’agit de survivre. Vivre c’est survivre. Beaucoup ne survivent pas. De nombreuses personnes souffrent, que ce soit à cause de la pauvreté, des maladies, de la faim ou simplement à cause de leur couleur de peau. Donc, pour que les choses soient claires… oui, nous promouvons le basket-ball, le sport, un mode de vie sain, etc. Oui, nous allons bientôt vendre des produits sauvages BÖLLE et organiser des événements légendaires. MAIS nous voulons aussi que vous sachiez qu’il y a plus que cela. Nous voulons partager l’humilité, la gratitude et l’aide là où nous le pouvons. Par conséquent, nous allons démarrer un projet en Guinée, en Afrique. Comme nous avons des liens directs, nous nous assurons de bien l’allouer. Et pas seulement à cause du récent mouvement BLM, mais parce que LA VIE NOIRE EN AFRIQUE N’A JAMAIS COMPTÉ. Bien sûr, nous ne réparerons pas le monde seuls, mais c’est mieux que rien. Vous pouvez toujours être un humain décent, c’est-à-dire simplement être gentil. Aidez quand vous le pouvez, aidez là où c’est urgent. Ainsi, avec chaque produit acheté chez BÖLLE vous pouvez nous aider car une partie ira à notre projet humanitaire en Guinée. Le projet est prévu pour l’été 2021. C’est ce que représente BÖLLE. Nous sommes locaux, nous sommes petits mais nous nous efforçons d’en faire plus avec les ressources limitées dont nous disposons. Restez à l’écoute. Restez humble. Sois gentil. Ensemble, nous pouvons changer plus que vous ne le pensez. BÖLLE isch famille. BOLLE Je suis vivant.

What we did so far:

24. Mai 2021

After receiving a lot of love and support we decided to start an I Believe In You Go Fund Me. This was needed to actually complete our humanitarian projec which was to build a new court in Guinea. And in just 5 weeks before we were flying out, we were able to
collect: 5653.00 CHF. We also had 715.05 CHF from the Store sales and private donations. This amount was exactly needed to build a new outdoor basketball court in Conakry, Guinea. Planned was that Malik and Vid both head down to to Africa but oddly Vid couldn’t come as he took the first team in history from the german part of Switzerland to the Swiss basketball finals ( The feelings were mixed but BÖLLE ISCH LEBE so it all made sense: Malik built a new basketball court in his home country and Vid competed in the Finals in his rookie year as a pro. At the end of the day Malik did an incredible job in Guinea and everything went smooth and just as planned. The court was built, the money was used to its fullest purpose and the people from Conakry had so much joy which was incredible to witness. It is very humbling to see that so many people helped us even though it all occurred during a difficult CoVid season. So we say thank you to all of you and we hope that this is just the beginning of this project. We are also very proud of ourselves that the vision we had has become reality. It is rare that a couple students decide to do things like a project in Africa (fully by themselves!) but we just followed our hearts and did what felt right to do at that time. We hope this can inspire more people from Switzerland or from anywhere to show some love to places where it’s really needed. Even if it’s small, it is better than nothing. Here the link to some pictures for the Guinea Project:

Here our video documentary:

What’s next?
Next step is to make sure that the court stays well in use. Meaning maintenance, supply with Basketball gear like nets, balls etc. and to support the school team with jerseys. A long term goal is to build a closed gym, where they can play during the resin season as well. Unfortunately there’s no such facility and we are really working on fulfilling this mission. Another goal is to bring the team or a couple of players to the BÖLLE ISCH LEBE CAMP next summer where they can experience Switzerland and the Basketball competition in europe. Now these are all goals and maybe still dreams but we will
definitely inform you when we actually start the process of each goal. So stay tuned because there’s a lot coming.

How can you help:
With every Merchandise sold, 100% will add it to use into the Guinea Project. Potentially we will start another Go Fund me, where people can directly donate but again this will follow once we get the detailed plans ahead of us. Tu veux rester
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