DUNK stands for Developing Unity, Nurturing Knowledge. We are 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 women and children aged 8-19 living in the most deprived communities of Accra. Through sports (basketball), after-school support, life-skills & vocational training we encourage our members to Play, Learn & Grow as well as empowering them to become agents of change  in their own communities.

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

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.