After their bruising 65-60 loss to KCCA Leopards, A1 Challenge had no time to rest. They hit the road and headed to Nebbi district to reach out to the girls in the West Nile region.
The team started an outreach program in which the players intend to empower girls through basketball at grass root level.
“It is our intention to see girls attain not only basketball but also life skills,” team manager Carol Kisakye told Kawowo Sports after the team’s return from Nebbi.
Led by national ladies’ basketball team captain Vicky Ntale, the A1 players taught the girls about the development of their bodies and the importance of physical fitness to a girl’s body.
“We chose to use basketball as a way of communicating to the girls and it is actually working,” Ntale told this website.
Ntale led a group of young girls in a 3-hour developmental session in which she took girls through the fundamentals of basketball including shooting, dribbling, passing and footwork.
The team ended their trip by donating basketball equipment and scholastic material to the girls at Nyaravur Secondary School.