VISTOSI PARTNER OF SLUMS DUNK ONLUS !
Sports have a common language that people around the world can speak. Sports have no borders or limits. Sports bind people together and don’t divide them. Basketball is a sport that anyone can play as long a basket and a ball are available, you can play with any ball and shoes, the only thing that really matter is the motivation to jump for a slam dunk. Basketball in not just about competition, it is a tool that can be easily used to transmit culture, life skills and values. Slums dunk is a misspelling of the word Slam Dunk where Slums is referring to the several run-down areas of Africa. Slums Dunk aims at improving the life conditions of children and youth living in the marginalized area or community of Kenya, Zambia and Argentina.
In 2014 Slums Dunk constructed its first basketball court in the slum of Mathare, Nairobi (Kenya). It is estimated that around 95.000 people live in Mathare, in an area that cover 1,5 square kilometres. Around 50 % of its population is composed by youth and children under 18 facing several problems in accessing basic services such as food, water, electricity and public toilet. There are no other basketball courts in Mathare. Slums Dunk started a basketball Academy involving around 100 children, provide free access to the basketball court and support the life skills education in 10 informal schools of the slum involving around 1000 children under-15. Slums Dunk is expected to replicate and expand its activities in other areas .