August 13 - 19, 2023
2023-08-12 8:00 pm
To celebrate, we are bringing together youth from 16 of the countries we’ve visited for the inaugural Giants of Africa Festival in Kigali, Rwanda.
The week-long celebration will use basketball as a tool to educate and empower African youth to dream big.
Using Giants of Africa’s proven curriculum, all 250+ youth campers will develop their basketball abilities, while learning key life skills lessons.
GOA and NBA coaches and personnel will lead the camps, alongside local coaches from the participating countries.
A three-day tournament where campers compete
for their country will determine the Giants of Africa Festival 2023 champions.
Every day during camp, the 250+ youth campers will hear from key industry leaders in the world of sports, entertainment, politics and business as they share their compelling stories and insights on topics including leadership, female empowerment, turning ideas into action, professional development, and investing in yourself and your community.
In recognition of the United Nations sanctioned International Youth Day, Giants of Africa will bring together 2,000 local Rwandan youth for an afternoon of engagement, education and empowerment.
Presented in partnership with
Inspired by Umuganda, a monthly holiday in Rwanda where all citizens participate in a nationwide clearnup, Giants of Africa Festival will take the 250+ youth campers to a nearby community to participate in a cleanup, and learn more about the importance of climate change and sustainability.
Presented in conjunction with
Giants of Africa Festival will provide hands-on education and experience to Rwandan youth across various fields including hospitality, basketball operations, events, finance and more.
Giants of Africa Festival will be recruiting local youth volunteers to participate in its various events and activities providing them an opportunity to learn, grow and make connections. Stay tuned for more information on how to apply.
Culture from the 16 participating countries will be showcased throughout the week-long celebration with food, music, art, and performances.
The Giants of Africa Festival will kick off with a big opening ceremony celebration featuring a parade of athletes, special guest remarks, live performances celebrating African culture, and a musical performance.
Stay tuned for more details on the Opening Ceremonies lineup.
The week-long basketball camp and tournament will culminate with a Championship Game and All-Star Competition. Look forward to an evening filled with entertainment, half time performances, special guests and surprises.
The Giants of Africa Festival will end with a final celebration concert.
Stay tuned for more details on the Closing Concert lineup.