Welcome to Jamestown

The success of our Nima program led to the replication of our activities in the community of Jamestown. Jamestown was the first location the British settled in as they colonized Ghana, then called the Gold Coast. It even earned the title of British Accra but still remains one of the most deprived communities of the capital with an estimated population of around 80,000 people. A recent report by Edulink states that 40% of girls and 20% of boys  between the ages of 15-20 have engaged in sexual intercourse with many resulting in teenage pregnancy.
In our efforts to impact change in the Jamestown community, DUNK constructed the first ever safe space in the community to reach out to children between the ages of 6-19.
The facility is jointly funded by our lovely friends from Switzerland, volunteers, individuals and corporations. It consists of a multipurpose court, a library, an equipment room, an office and a vocational space for teenage mothers to learn a trade.

Be part of the Jamestown and donate for the running costs:
Account Name: Dunk Grassroots
Account Number : 020 0084437433201
SWIFT Code: ECOCGHAC
Bank Name : Ecobank
OSU branch- Oxford Street
Accra- Ghana
Please contact info[at]dunkgrassroots.org for further information!

 

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.