The Giants of Africa come to Africa every summer to support the growth of Basketball, and whilst in Ghana they will be hosted by the Lincoln Community School in Accra.
Giants of Africa was founded in 2003 to make a difference for kids in Africa using Basketball as a tool for development.
They have already been to Senegal from August 7-9, Ghana is the next from August 12-14. They will move to Nigeria from 16-18, Kenya from August 19-22, Rwanda from August 23-25, and Botswana from August 26-29.
Giants of Africa bring top international coaches to Africa to help young African players develop athletically, establish life goals and refine their fundamental knowledge of the game of Basketball.
In its quest to develop Basketball skills coaching, Giants of Africa strives to foster participant’s development through life skills education as part of the summer programme and also conduct local community outreach initiatives in each country it visits.
This year, the team will be supporting outreach programmes including, the Village of Hope in Ghana.
'Encouraging the dreams of African youth is at the core of what we strive to achieve with Giants of Africa,' said Masai Ujiri, adding that, 'Basketball is a sport that has become increasingly popular across the globe. And we want to support African youth by using basketball as a tool to educate and teach core values such as dedication, discipline and respect for others.
''We believe supporting the infrastructure of basketball in Africa through coaches, facilities and camps is imperative to create opportunities for the African youth to play and develop both on and off the court. We are thrilled to be extending our reach to six African countries this year.'