The landscape of sports in Africa is changing and showing the importance of nurturing youth in sports could help produce some of the best athletes in the nation and recognize sports as the massive economic growth driver on the continent.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo we revealed a new court in Mbuji-Mayi, the home village of Dikembe Mutombo, at the Samuel Mutombo Institute of Science.

The GOA team worked hard to ensure that everything was prepared for our 15th court under our Built Within initiative and we greatly appreciate the support of our partners at the Jess and Scott Lake Foundation that helped us to make this possible.


Masai Ujiri and Giants of Africa hosted an event that unites working professionals from the African diaspora. Aptly titled ‘AfriCAN’, the networking-style event created a community of individuals that not only celebrates their African heritage, but also finds ways to bring knowledge and resources back to the continent.


In 2022, 4,500 youth participated in 31 events throughout 11 countries across Canada, the Caribbean and the United States.

In Toronto, Masai Ujiri visited Canada's only Africentric Alternative School to celebrate the day and reinforce the importance of youth education and empowerment.