DUNK! Developing Unity, Nurturing Knowledge

Organization Description: 

DUNK is working based on a triangular method which uses three pillars. Athletic Development, Academic Support and Personal Growth. Athletic Development helps us appeal and reach out to children living in deprived communities. Academic Support. Through tutorial sessions, members are assisted in their studies. Personal Growth. Through Community Service Hours and Life-Skills training, the players are given the tools to impact and influence their peers.

Through play, we focus on 5 core values: Leadership. We believe the children can influence change in their community. Teamwork. In any collective sport, players have to work hand in hand to achieve a common goal. The victory depends on the effort of all. Commitment and Perseverance. Players have to commit themselves to train on specific days and make sacrifices for the benefit of the team. Respect. Coming from different backgrounds, we learn how to respect individual differences as well as respect the rules established by the team. Self-esteem. We are teaching the kids to trust in themselves, to stand up for what they believe and resist peer pressure.

544/23 Dzagble Lane, New Achimota
Accra, 346 MD- Accra
Mission Statement: 

DUNK! Developing Unity, Nurturing Knowledge is a Youth-led Community Based organization providing safe spaces for youth from deprived communities to grow, learn, play and socialize. Through Basketball, Life Skills Training and Mentoring & Tutoring, we empower our members to become agents of change in their communities and to succeed on and off the Court.

So far, DUNK has been working in 5 deprived communities reaching out to over 600 children.

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