A decade of change

BAS celebrates 10 year anniversary

12 February 2020 | Education

The Basketball Artists School (BAS) Foundation celebrate 10 years of existence with various activities planned for 21 and 22 February.
At the celebration launch yesterday, BAS Foundation board chairperson Dr Vetumbuavi Veii said the celebrations focus on the many lives that the programme has changed. “If you saw some of the participants of this programme 10 years ago compared to now, you will notice the improved confidence and how articulate they have become.”
He added that the programme, which is supported by the German government, needs more local support.
The programme focuses on education, nutrition and sports, with participants being able to receive a hearty meal, study and play basketball. BAS also offers a library and gym facilities for the local community.
Another board member, Ananias Niizimba, said the programme has made a big difference to the lives of children in Katutura. “We would like to have as many children as possible accommodated at this centre. We have already seen two beneficiaries enrolling at universities and are now volunteering here as a way of giving back,” he said.
The theme of the celebrations is “10 years of changing people’s lives”, with the main focus being to showcase what BAS has done for the community. The organising committee is entirely made up of beneficiaries who will engage schools from around the area, with 2 000 learners expected to attend.
On Friday the focus will be on basketball, life skills and education, with leadership talks with learner representative councils, while fun activities which will teach the children through various games and basketball matches between different schools. There will also be 50 stalls of various fun activities for kids as well as food stalls, with activities expected to start at 08:30.
On Saturday, the focus will be on what the beneficiaries have achieved in the last 10 years. – Nampa

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