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    A makeover for Kyaka's pool table

    Day 166

    Right on Cue

    Changemakers 365 is all about doing the doable. It’s about opening our eyes to the opportunities to make an impact in a person’s life with relatively few resources – and making change each and every day of the year.

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    At Kyaka Refugee Settlement, the youth center’s pool table is a beloved spot for friends to gather and play. But like anything well loved, over time it begins to break down.

    Looking at the pool table, we knew we had to give it some love…

    We surprised the youth center with a makeover for their table! New felt, brand new cue balls, cue sticks, and more.

    These small changes made a huge difference to how people feel while playing. Before, some of the cue balls were so chipped that they had craters in them. When it rolled the wrong way it could even change the direction of the ball – which is no fun at all!

    Immediately people nearby began smiling and walked up to play. You could feel the shift in energy and an overall excitement in the air.

    It may seem simple, but the pool table in Kyaka is an important part of the community. It brings people together, strengthens friendships, provides an escape to think about something else for a while.

    This quick little fix won’t change everything. But today, it made these young folks smile. And sometimes that’s what it’s all about!

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    by American Refugee Committee

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