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DUNK-Developing Unity, Nurturing Knowledge was established in 2011 in Nima (Ghana) reaching out to 80 children. Today DUNK is working in 2 communities of Accra and in "sleeping homes" for street children (Eastern region) reaching out to over 250 children, employing 5 local staff and being visited by over 50 volunteers from all over the world. With as little as 30$ a month, you can also contribute to our great mission.


Big Progress in James Town!

DUNK is under construction of a Sport and Development Center in Jamestown. But not very much longer! In this deprived community from Accra, stroke by unemployment, violence and illiteracy dunk will open up a new basketball center. This center will be composed of sporting facilities and classrooms. Here will be a way to enhance socialization between youth from different backgrounds and encourage youth in impoverished areas to excel in their classroom.neu4 IMG_0389 jamestown-500

Find out more about the project in Jamestown

Promoting Success On and Off the Court

Problem Statement

Children from impoverished areas do not have access to the same opportunities and do not enjoy the same rights. Illiteracy, Unemployment and Criminality are challenges faced by our members.

Unique Method

DUNK appeals to the youth through Basketball and triggers social change through Life-skills training, Mentoring Sessions and by providing academic support through scholarships. Read more about unique method.

Powerful Results

Youth Committee established, members exhibiting leadership and improving their grades. Through our coaches assistance, our members became agents of change in their community.

volunteer with DUNK!

Name: Mark Youngs | Profession: Teacher and Coach | Country: USA

"I coached at the high school level for two years and have been a head college|university coach for nine seasons. All coaches, and players for that matter, can think back and remember that effervescent energy that comes from the first day of practice..."

Step on our court and you will have the opportunity to participate and organize various activities based on your interests, your personality, your skills and your expertise.

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success stories

Adam

16 years old

Mariam

12 years old

Amina

12 years old

Stanley

12 years old

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.