On August 22, 2019, Giants of Africa partnered with Elman Peace Centre to run a day clinic in Mogadishu, Somalia. Elman Peace Centre is a non-profit organization that rehabilitates survivors of gender-based sexual violence and child soldiers. The centre incorporates art and sports for development. Scars of sexual abuse and violence rob children of their chance to fulfil their potential and sports restore it.
The day clinic consisted of 50 girls enrolled in the Elman Peace Basketball Club. Each girl received a full Nike kit that included sneakers, jerseys and shorts. For the day, GOA coaches put the girls through various basketball stations where they learned the fundamentals of basketball.
Full of life — the energy was top notch. On this beautiful sunny day, resilience and joyful does not begin to describe the girls from the Elman Peace Centre. For a day GOA was delighted to be part of their lives and were profoundly moved by the strength and positivity of these girls to overcome adversity.