About Us

DREAM BIG

We believe that basketball is so much more than just a game. It fosters resilience, focus and accountability – life lessons that extend far beyond the court. The impact that basketball can have on the lives of African youth, and their potential to change the world, has inspired us since our very first camp in 2003 and continues to shape our path forward.

Today, with youth education and empowerment at the center of our mission, we conduct camps and community outreach events with an emphasis on hard work, leadership and integrity. We also develop infrastructure to provide a place for youth to come together, to be inspired and to have a positive impact in their own communities for years to come.

Our aim is to not only develop basketball players, but future leaders, who feel inspired and empowered to Dream Big.

Our Story

Growing up playing basketball in Africa, NBA Champion and Toronto Raptors Vice-Chairman and President, Masai Ujiri recognized an abundance of talent and innate love for sport in his homeland despite the lack of coaching and adequate resources.

Our mission is to use basketball as a means to educate and enrich the lives of African youth across the diaspora through education on and off the court.

Our co-founder

Masai Ujiri

Masai Ujiri is the first and only African-born President, Vice-Chairman and General Manager of a professional sports franchise in North America – the National Basketball Association’s Toronto Raptors

Our Team

Masai Ujiri

Masai Ujiri

GOA Co-Founder / Vice-Chairman and President, Toronto Raptors
Godwyn Owinje

Godwyn Owinje

Co-Founder, Director of Basketball Operations
TJ Tijjani

TJ Tijjani

Basketball Development

Our Partners

Giants of Africa is proudly supported by dedicated partners and donors who are committed to helping us reach more youth, in more countries across the African continent, and around the world.