Basketball development programme Giants of Africa will hold its Kenya training camp in August which will give an opportunity to youngsters in the country to improve their skills in the game.
The exercise, which is part of six camps being held across Africa, will take place from August 13-15 and is aimed at enhancing skills amongst young Kenyan players and will also include a community outreach project in Nairobi’s Kayole.
Camps will start in Rwanda from August 7-9, Uganda (August 10-12), Nigeria (August 18-20), Ivory Coast (August 23-25) and conclude in Senegal with boys’ and girls’ camps from August 26-28.
“One of Giants of Africa’s fundamental mottos is Dream Big. We believe basketball can be used as a tool to educate and develop youth around the world to accomplish their dreams,” said Giants founder Masai Ujiri.
“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 president of NBA franchise the Toronto Raptors.
Giants of Africa summer camps also bring together elite and emerging coaches from across Africa and internationally with skills sessions tailored to develop aspiring basketball athletes both on and off the court.