BHC: Basketball Health Corps

Program Description:

In 2012, Shooting Touch put down program roots in Rwanda and is now serving over 700 youth and over 350 women in four rural communities struggling to rebuild after the 1994 genocide.

With 67% of Rwandans under the age of 25, this population is hungry for knowledge and success but is being starved of the access and opportunities integral to their personal and professional development. With gender equity as a focus to our programming, the addition of women has been monumental to our growth and success. 

In order to reverse the cycles of poverty, disease and violence, the Basketball Health Corps is transforming our basketball courts into classrooms where youth, women, and their communities can learn essential health education, develop valuable life skills, and have fun playing the sport of basketball.

PROGRAM GOAL:

The primary goal of the Basketball Health Corps is to put youth and women on track towards a brighter future by marrying the values and skills learned on the court with lessons and experiences that target improved health, citizenry, and employability.

How We Do This:

The BHC fulfills the mission of Shooting Touch to use basketball to educate and empower at-risk youth, women and their families through various programs aligning with our 3 objectives:

Promote equal access to physical activity and wellness

Provide health and educational services

Empower Communities to create social change