The Project

Sport is a common language that anyone can speak, it is a tool that unites, that knows no limits. Anyone can play basketball: wherever there is a basket, with any ball, with or without shoes, the only thing that really counts is the motivation to jump and go to the basket. Basketball is not only competition but also a tool that can easily be used to transmit culture, values and skills. Slums Dunk is a mispronunciation of the term slam dunk where slum means slum. Slums Dunk aims to improve the living conditions of children and young people living in economically and socially deprived areas of Africa.

In 2014 Slums Dunk built its first basketball court in the slum of Mathare, Nairobi (Kenya). An estimated 95,000 people live in Mathare squeezed into 1.5km, 50% of the population are young people under the age of 18 who reside in isolated conditions, with limited access to basic services such as water, electricity and sanitation. There are no other basketball courts in the entire slum. Slums Dunk has set up a mini-basketball school involving 100 children, guarantees free access to the basketball court and supports life skills education in 10 informal schools in the Mathare slum, involving about 1000 children under 15. The idea of Slums Dunk is to replicate and expand the activities in other degraded areas of Africa.

Some statistical data

You can view the 2016 annual report and the 2019 budget here.

SLUMS DUNK VALUES

OUR VISION

Creemos que el baloncesto puede ser una poderosa herramienta para mejorar las condiciones de vida de aquellos niños y jóvenes que viven en contextos de desventaja social, fragilidad y discriminación. Nos esforzamos por desarrollar la inclusión, promover la igualdad, acercar culturas y crear nuevas oportunidades: lo hacemos gracias al poder del deporte.

OUR MISSION

Involucramos a niños y jóvenes de contextos frágiles en diferentes zonas del mundo, en Academias de Baloncesto inclusivas. Creamos asociaciones y apoyamos las realidades locales, poniendo el baloncesto a disposición de las vías integradas para el desarrollo de las habilidades para la vida y el empoderamiento de la comunidad. Hacemos accesibles espacios abandonados o descuidados, transformándolos en parques infantiles abiertos a la comunidad local, donde practicar actividades deportivas, educativas e inclusivas.

Be the change you want to see in the world.

(Mahatma Gandhi)

Activities

Basketball has been chosen as a vehicle to involve, mobilise and attract young people, and is used daily as a means to promote life skills education in deprived areas of Africa. Particular attention is paid to gender equality and the direct involvement of girls and boys in activities.

Infrastructure

Rehabilitate or build basketball courts where there is a lack of adequately equipped sports facilities

Istruzione

Reducing exposure to risks for young beneficiaries by providing them with quality lifeskills education

Basketball

Providing free access to the sport of basketball for children and young people in disadvantaged areas of Africa

Awareness

Promoting local community development through awareness-raising activities

Places

The Slums Dunk project has developed in several locations, notably Kenya, Zambia and Argentina. The next step will be Cambodia, in addition to a series of initiatives that will also be carried out in Italy.

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Support us

Your help is important! By supporting Slums Dunk Onlus you can help many children from deprived areas to get closer to the world of basketball.

Donate using the convenient form on this page or by bank transfer to the bank account in the name of: 

Association SLUMS DUNK Onlus, IBAN: IT55B0521601616000000001025

Donate your 5×1000 to Associazione Slums Dunk Onlus, tax code: 97707040156

– promoting the project among your friends and acquaintances

– collecting basketball uniforms and equipment

– organising events

– raising funds

Donate using the convenient form on this page or by bank transfer to the bank account in the name of: 

Association SLUMS DUNK Onlus, IBAN: IT55B0521601616000000001025

Donate your 5×1000 to Associazione Slums Dunk Onlus, tax code:97707040156

– promoting the project among your friends and acquaintances

– collecting basketball uniforms and equipment

– organising events

– raising funds

Donate using the convenient form on this page or by bank transfer to the bank account in the name of: 

SLUMS DUNK Onlus Association, IBAN: 

IT55B0521601616000000001025

Donate your 5×1000 to Associazione Slums Dunk Onlus, tax code: 97707040156

– promoting the project among your friends and acquaintances

– collecting basketball uniforms and equipment

– organising events

– raising funds