RWANDA Fellowship OPPORTUNITY

Each year Shooting Touch Rwanda is facilitated by Fellows who have the desire to give back using the game of basketball. Fellows live and serve in Shooting Touch communities for a year where they construct courts, build teams and train coaches to run Rwanda’s first and only free youth league for girls and boys. Alongside their team of local coaches, fellows deliver Shooting Touch’s custom designed on/off-court health-education curriculum, "TuriKumwe", organize health awareness events, and much more.

2017/18 Fellow Matt Barr "Day in the Life"

Join the Shooting Touch family and apply for the fellowship program to take advantage of this amazing opportunity to educate and impact at-risk youth and women by using the power of basketball.   Working alongside our bi-lingual coaching staff, you will help to oversee programming across five basketball courts, engaging with over 750 youth and 350 women. 

Roles include:

  • Organizing health awareness basketball tournaments

  • Teaching health educational sessions

  • Running seasonal basketball leagues

  • Partnering with local organizations in providing periodic health testing

  • Training local staff via clinics and workshops

Not only will you influence positive health and socio-cultural change within rural villages of Rwanda but you will also part of a sport-for-development family comprised of members from the NBA, ESPN, Adidas, and America's basketball business network.

The application for The Shooting Touch 2019-2020 Basketball Health Corps Fellowship  is Open until December 31, 2018. 

Applicant(s) will be reviewed on:

  1. His/her academic success

  2. Diverse background

  3. Experience with the sport of basketball and/or health

  4. Overall enthusiasm for empowering and giving back

  5. His/her role and approach to the work program

Our goal is to review all applicants and choose the most diverse, experienced and passionate candidate as possible - an individual who convinces us that they can impact the global community and promote positive social change through the game of basketball.

 If you are interested, please complete the application (link above) and/or if you have additional questions, contact Senior Program Director Lisanne Comeau at lisanne@shootingtouch.com