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Balling fundamentals invade Eenhana

Balling fundamentals invade Eenhana

Around 40 grade five learners from Paulus Hamutenya Primary School and 16 junior coaches took part at the first basketball training on the new basketball court at the Eenhana Youth Center earlier in the month. The new court was built by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), mandated by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) as part of the initiative ‘1000 Chances for Africa’. The Basketball Fun Day is part of the project ‘Free Throw – Basketball Artists against HIV & AIDS’ by the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and GIZ. The participating junior coaches were trained last year and lead the sessions of the Fun Day, assisted by project coordinator Ramah Mumba and DOSB expert Frank Albin. The children learned the fundamentals of basketball and did life skills in a fun way, e.g. HIV & AIDS, Alcohol & Drugs.

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