The Fellowship:

Each Fellow is provided with a living and travel stipend to help fund their journey. Each Fellow is responsible for managing the budget throughout the 1 year journey and is also responsible for fundraising towards a specific project for Rwanda.

The 1 year work program:

Each selected Fellow will follow the mandatory guidelines below in executing the year long program:  
(3) weeks preparing for program departure at home in the United States - post graduation
(11) months serving in Rwanda
(1) weeks spent working with the NBA's Basketball Without Borders Program, location determined by NBA

The Turi Kumwe Curriculum:

The Turi Kumwe: We Are Together Curriculum is taught by each Fellow throughout the year-long program, under the direction of the Shooting Touch In-Country Program Director. Each Fellow will be presented with the curriculum and training prior to departure which includes the following three pillars:

  1. Individual and Social Health
  2. Equality and Empowerment
  3. Pathways to Employment


Each Fellow is in charge of picking up where the previous Fellow left off and using their own entrepreneurial spirit, passion and knowledge - ensuring that the positive impact made will be carried on and built upon by the local community.


Applicants from colleges and universities of all levels are welcome to apply. Each student application includes a detailed mission statement and outline of the goals each applicant would like to accomplish throughout the year-long program. Upon acceptance, all Fellows will be awarded a stipend to fund their experience. Interested American undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students, graduating in December of 2017 or Spring of 2018, are welcome to apply by contacting Lisanne Comeau at The application will then be sent to you to be filled out. The deadline for 2018-2019 Basketball Health Corps Fellowship application is January 31, 2018.