OCP Group and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced a new multi-year partnership to develop Jr. NBA programs in Morocco and Rwanda.
The partnership also aims to teach essential skills and build new basketball courts in Khouribga and Benguerir but also in Kigali (Rwanda), said a statement from the Group.
“This partnership is part of the Act4Community initiative, supported by OCP volunteers aiming at development through sport,” said OCP CEO Mostafa Terrab, quoted in the statement at the opening. the new Ennahda basketball court in Khourigba.
“We are delighted to partner with the OCP group to develop our Jr. NBA program in Morocco and Rwanda,” said NBA Africa CEO and Basketball Africa League President Amadou Gallo Fall.
As part of this partnership and throughout the Jr. NBA season, players and coaches will take part in interactive seminars on basic skills, which will focus on empowering young people and enabling the teaching of life skills, leadership, communication skills and health awareness.
The Jr. NBA, the league’s global basketball program for girls and boys, teaches the basic skills and foundational values of the game at basic levels, to accompany and enhance the experience of the basketball game for young players, coaches and parents.
This year, the NBA has reached more than 51 million young people in 75 countries through games, school programs, clinics, competitions and all other awareness events.