Project #11273

Sport & Development Center for Youth in Ghana

by DUNK Grassroots


This is a 6-month project to be implemented in collaboration with established partners at three sites in impoverished communities around Accra. DUNK! will identify and train a cadre of youth coaches who will deliver 15 training sessions (5 per site), empowering each partner to take ownership of the project outcomes. The project also includes the construction of a Basketball Court in Kokrobite, a fishermen village.
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DUNK!'s previous successes have stimulated demand from community groups for partnerships in implementing similar initiatives. This project is derivative of the needs identified for at-risk children to socialize, learn, play in a safe environment.In communities plagued by high levels of school drop-outs, illiteracy, unemployment and, idleness among youths at times leading to criminal behavior, the project will help build character and provide leadership training.


100 Boys and girls between the age of 10 to 17 from Kokrobite, Hebron Houses and Orphan Aid (specifically street children, orphans and vulnerable children) will benefit from life-skills and Basketball training. 15 DUNK! Youth coaches (boys and girls) from Nima between the age of 14 to 17 will gain employability skills and will be trained as coaches 3 ambassadors from the 3 local partners will be empowered to carry on the project after DUNK! completion of the project.

Long-Term Impact

DUNK contributes to Ghana's social and economical development on a long-term basis: the organization not only provides a safe environment for children, it also ensures an opportunity for children to play sports, helping DUNK pursuing its mission. The organization offers job opportunities for locals who will be provided with employability skills. By improving and constructing sporting facilities at various project sites, DUNK! will impact positively a large amount of youth and empower locals.


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DUNK Grassroots

Location: Accra, Ghana - Ghana
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Marie-Eve Lemieux
Varennes, Quebec Canada

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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