DUNK is under construction of a Sport and Development Centre in Jamestown, a deprived community from Accra, stroke by unemployment, violence and illiteracy. This center will be composed of sporting facilities and classrooms. DUNK is using Basketball as a way to enhance socialization between youth from different backgrounds and encourage youth in impoverished areas to excel in their classroom.
This center will give 250 kids an opportunity to have a better life. Through sports, academic support (Education) and personal development, these children will be encouraged to become agents of change in their community. This project is a replicate of DUNK’s Nima Project where 89% of members have improved in Math and English. 88% of parents have mentioned positive change in their children’s behavior. Members were crowned 2013 league champs (U13), 2014 LCS Champs.
Welcome to Jamestown
- estimated population 80,000
- 70% work “INFORMAL PRIVATE SECTOR”
- average income $ 78.83 per month
- 55.74% of the population 24 years old
- 30,000 children between 5-19
- 13 kindergardens
- 13 Primary schools
- 8 junior high schools
very few organized activities