Jasmine will be running the NYC Marathon on November 7, 2021 to help raise money to build an outdoor basketball court in Guinea. This basketball court will empower the next generation of women leaders.
Team Up to Build a Basketball Court in Guinea!
Team Up, Inc. is excited to be teaming up with Women and Kids Empowerment (WAKE) to build a basketball court in Guinea. WAKE is a non-profit organization started by former University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball player Batouly Camara. WAKE’s mission is to empower young women in Guinea by using basketball to teach transformable life skills. The purpose of this court will be to provide a safe space for girls to play basketball. Girls and women will have a place to play, build community, encourage teamwork, and teach leadership skills.
Team Up & W.A.K.E.
At Team Up, we believe in the power of sports. Every child of the world deserves a place to play. Like Nelson Mandela said in 2000: “Sports have the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sports can create hope, where there was once only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers.” We believe this court will empower this community of young women to become future leaders through sports.
Why donate to this project
Currently, in the country of Guinea, there is only one basketball court for a population of 1.6 million people, 75% of the Guinean population is under the age of 25 years old (41% under 14 years old). WAKE has now worked with 792 kids, 33 coaches, and 165 women across 4 continents and 8 countries with 10 camps total since its inception in 2017. With the Team Up partnership and a secured piece of land for the court there is no doubt this project will leave a lasting impact with young women in Guinea.