Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
Imagine being born into a world and losing your two parents in one of the worst genocides in world history. You grow up and want to help other kids who may not have a parental figure to look up to, who feel left out, and who face considerably daunting life chances. What other better way to do this than to teach life lessons through sports - both players, coaches, and community members have a platform to get together and be a part of a team.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
Currently in Rwanda, Shooting Touch has constructed 4 basketball courts, refurbished 4 other basketball courts, held over 15 community events, created 12 teams, has trained 11 coaches, has distributed over 50 coaching instructional DVDs, and have established 5 places where Shooting Touch certified coaches hold regular basketball and life skills trainings.
In Boston, we have a few youth clinics, but are looking to develop a stronger curriculum and long-term programming.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
Our strategy moving forward in Rwanda is to continue constructing courts, and training coaches and youths, but do so at a faster pace, by sending more coaching trainers and constructing more courts each year. Additionally, we are planning a curriculum overhaul by re-surveying, note-taking, and re-writing our curriculum.
Our strategy in Boston moving forward is to survey and write a curriculum and programs that address specific needs of Boston youth, while incorporating our basketball expertise.