Welcome to Nima, DUNK first adopted community

Nima is where the story all started! Nima is often described as Accra’s biggest slum. a community with the largest concentration of Accra’s poor and largely illiterate ( Source: Modern Ghana). Nima is characterized by being poorly planned and densely populated. There is no proper systems in these areas. Most of the household don’t have running. Consequently children have to fetch water morning and night the water needed by the family for their daily consumption. The walk and carry these buckets on their head as a normal part of their numerous chores.
The population of Nima and its neighbouring is about 2,909,643. Nima-Mamobi is predominantly a Muslim community, some have described it as the largest “Zongo” community in the country. Nima’s population come all over Ghana and some from outside Ghana. Over 20 languages can be heard in Nima.  Among our members at DUNK, 19  languages are spoken.

Nima is also known for its widespread fervent of Internet Fraud. Many make a living out of these frauds buying cars, clothes, computers, encouraging other youth to dream about that kind of lifestyle.  Internet frauds commonly known as “scamming” have become epidemic in Nima and rare are those who will use that money to complete school or start a business. They will spend it until nothing is left creating that need to repeat this illegal practice over and over again.

Illiteracy is a major setback for the development of the community. Among the population of Nima, 34% never attended school and only 4% completed postsecondary or tertiary education. 60% of the population completed Primary school as their highest certification.

Our center is Nima, provide a safe environment for children to make good use of their energy and time while fostering positive character and influence to their peers and community through education and sports.

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.