DUNK standing for Developing Unity, Nurturing Knowledge is a youth-led, community-based,  Non-Governmental Organization registered by the office of Registrar General and Department of Social Development under the laws of Ghana as a charity No. G-34, 548.

Our mission is to create safe spaces for at-risk children and  women aged 8-19 years living in deprived communities to Play, Learn & Grow; through sports (basketball), after-school support, life-skills & vocational training; we empower our members so they may become agents of change  in their own communities.

DUNK is currently operating in the two most deprived communities in Accra- Ghana namely; Nima and Jamestown reaching out to 250 children and hosting over 20 volunteers/interns annual.

 

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LEADERSHIP | TEAMWORK | RESPECT | COMMITMENT | SELF-ESTEEM

are DUNK’s five 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
Players have to commit themselves to train on specific days & 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.