Giants of Africa to visit next month

The annual basketball development program, Giants of Africa, return to Kenya next month where they will conduct clinics in Nairobi County between August 13 and 15.

The Nairobi camp is one of six to be held across Africa targeting children, teenagers and young adults.

The others are set for Rwanda, Uganda, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Senegal.

The program aims at enhancing skills amongst young players and will also include a community outreach project in Kayole.

Giants of Africa summer camps, in partnership with NBA (National Basketball Association) also bring together elite and emerging coaches from across the country and beyond.

The skills sessions are tailored to develop aspiring basketballers both on, and off the court. Sessions over the course of three days will focus on helping players develop athleticism, enhance life skills, set goals and inspire them to accomplish their dreams.

“We believe that basketball is a vessel through which our youth can be educated about various social issues and develop holistically to accomplish their dreams,” said Masai Ujiri, the GoA founder.

“In addition to training coaches in each country and building infrastructure, we strive to serve as role models for these kids to learn from and be motivated by hard work.”

“We feel a deep sense of responsibility to help them develop as athletes and be good citizens within their community,” added Ujiri, who is also the Toronto Raptors president.

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