A WEEK LONG CELEBRATION OF BASKETBALL, EDUCATION, CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT UNITING YOUTH FROM ALL OVER AFRICA IN KIGALI, RWANDA

The inaugural Giants of Africa Festival will bring together 200 youth from 11 countries in Africa to Kigali, Rwanda for a week-long celebration of basketball, education, culture, and entertainment.

The youth will participate in an intensive series of basketball clinics and leadership workshops designed to help prepare them to go after their dreams. Giants of Africa is dedicated to its mission to use basketball as a means to educate and enrich the lives of African youth and encourage the next generation of leaders to Dream Big! Festival celebratory events and concerts will be open to the public and take place at the Kigali Arena throughout the week.

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11 COUNTRIES
20 TEAMS
200 GIRLS & BOYS

BASKETBALL


200 boys and girls from across the continent will participate in a three day basketball camp hosted by Giants of Africa coaches, then compete for their country in a two day tournament. The Championship and All Star Game will be open to the public to attend at the new 10,000 seat Kigali Arena.  





EDUCATION


Hosted by Isha Sesay, Founder W.E. Can Lead, the 200 youth will participate in a series of round table conversations with leaders from around the world. The speakers will be hand-picked and will be leaders in their respective fields providing insight and perspective on many global topics and themes.  





CULTURE


The festival will showcase and celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of the 11 participating countries throughout the week (old and new). The 200 youth will have an opportunity to present their country culture to each other through food, fashion, song and dance. These traditions will also be showcased and highlighted at the public events for everyone to experience the diverse fabrics of Africa. 

ENTERTAINMENT


Cultural music, song and dance will be a big part of the Festival. Throughout the week, there will be a variety of musical artist and cultural dance performances from the 11 participating countries. The week long festival will end with a celebratory concert at the Kigali Arena which will be open to the general public to attend.