After two years of going around the slums of Nairobi playing basketball, we decided to build our own court and create the first Slums Dunk basketball academy. The location was slums where 500.000 people live, with no sports facilities and young people have few opportunities for recreation after school.
Thanks to Slums Dunk project, every day hundreds of boys and girls have access to sport activities, have fun and experience the true values of sport. Local partners take care of their health and education.
Therefore we made the perfect team to improve people lives across the board.
Photos by Simone Raso.
In 2015, following the Mathare model, we set up the second Slums Dunk basketball academy, in Manyatta B, a ‘rural’ slum in the city of Kisumu, which has 600,000 inhabitants in the far east of Kenya. We have revitalised a basketball court where hundreds of children can now play every day under the supervision of the coaches we have trained over the years, with the aim of transmitting the values of sport to an area of the world where playing sport can be the highway to a better future.