DUNK stands for Developing Unity, Nurturing Knowledge.
The NGO is run by young people and focuses primarily on the needs of children and women living in underserved communities in Accra, Ghana.
DUNK is registered with the Ghanaian Registrar General office, the Ministry of Social Welfare and the Ministry of Education under the laws of Ghana as an NGO and charity since 2011.
DUNK's vision is to use the potential of sport for positive and sustainable development. DUNK's mission is creating "safe spaces" for vulnerable women, as well as children, adolescents and young adults aged 8 to 25 who live in the most disadvantaged communities in Accra. Through sport, and especially basketball, post-school support, life-skill programs and vocational training, DUNK enables members to become agents of change in their own communities.
Low-threshold offers are intended to encourage sport, active citizen participation, learning and growing together.
DUNK was founded in 2010 as a social movement by two sports enthusiasts to give children from the Nima community a productive and meaningful pastime. The two further developed a more structured program after seeing the impact of their initiative in 2011.
DUNK is currently active in 3 Accra municipalities and reaches over 850 children annually. The organization has six full-time and two part-time employees and hosts an average of 4 local and international volunteers per month. DUNK is also regulated by an Advisory Board, which feels voluntarily committed to the organization's mission for 12 months per term.
We support DUNK with the acquisition and coordination of applicants for internship and volunteer positions. Thanks to our good network with sports institutions, we are also responsible for organizing and handing over donations.
Further information and impressions of DUNK can be found on their website.
We plan to carry out an official one-year sports project for children and young people with and without disabilities in Accra, Ghana, in 2021. The project aims to influence children and adolescents aged 8-16 years in their personality development and the self-perception and external perception of disability through inclusive sports (soccer and basketball). Disabled people are still very marginalized and discriminated in Ghanaian society. The reason for this is that disability is stigmatized by the belief that it is caused by disregard for religion and / or tradition. In addition, workshops are to be held in schools that address inclusion and disability, inform about it, educate and raise awareness. Our main tasks will be fundraising, co-financing and scientific evaluation. We would also like to support DUNK for the project by recruiting interns / volunteers. If the project description appeals to you, please contact us by email. You can find more information about the framework conditions at our partner organizations under Volunteer / Interns.