In Ghana, basketball is just another sport. Brigitte Dzogbenuku intends to change that and make it a means to transform an entire generation of disaffected Ghanaian youth through mentorship.
Hoop Sistas is Brigitte’s solution for young women searching for a sense of purpose and better options. She believes that the lessons learned on the court are the same ones girls can apply to life. Self-confidence, discipline, collaboration and ambition all flow naturally during basketball club sessions.
The clubs combine sport with educational workshops on career development and women’s health. They also tackle bigger issues — the local and global challenges that threaten women’s progress overall.
“I want these women to be empowered to be able to stand their ground, to hold their own, to help other people. Women in Africa need to realize how empowered they are.”