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RISE GAMBIA

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RISE 1


RISE GAMBIA

Launched in 2015, RISE Gambia is an after-school youth development program for upper basic and senior secondary school boys and girls throughout the Gambia. RISE Gambia provides basketball training, academic tutoring, and life skills mentoring for youth while working with local schools and partners to create opportunities that align with education, leadership, and social responsibility.


Each RISE Gambia student's goal is to stay on track in school, advance to the next grade level, and ultimately graduate from senior secondary school and attend college or university.


All RISE Gambia students receive basketball clinicsacademic tutoringgrade monitoringlife skills lessonsmentoring, and community service opportunities.


 
 
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RISE 3


"I take care of MYSELF.

I take care of my TEAM.

I take care of my COMMUNITY."

RISE 3


"I take care of MYSELF.

I take care of my TEAM.

I take care of my COMMUNITY."

RISE GAMBIA OBJECTIVES

  • TO TEACH STUDENTS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 12 AND 16 THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BASKETBALL.
     
  • TO ENGAGE STUDENTS IN TUTORING SESSIONS TO TEACH LIFE SKILLS SUCH AS FINANCIAL PLANNING AND GOAL SETTING, WHILE ALSO ASSISTING WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF MATH AND ENGLISH SKILLS.
     
  • TO TEACH STUDENTS DISCIPLINE, TEAMWORK, AND LEADERSHIP THROUGH BASKETBALL AND TUTORING SESSIONS.
     
  • TO HIRE AND TRAIN COACHES AND TUTORS WHO ARE EXCELLENT MENTORS AND COUNSELORS TO THE STUDENTS, ENCOURAGING THEM TO STUDY AND PLAY BASKETBALL TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITIES.
     
  • TO INVOLVE PARENTS IN THE CHILD'S EDUCATION AND BASKETBALL GROWTH.
     
  • TO INVOLVES STUDENTS IN THE COMMUNITY, PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE ACTIVITIES AND ENGAGEMENT.
     
  • TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS TO ADVANCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL IN THEIR BASKETBALL CAPABILITIES AND IN THEIR EDUCATION.
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HOW WE DO IT

RISE 2


HOW WE DO IT

We currently operate RISE Gambia after school and weekend programing at two different public schools - St. Therese's Upper Basic School and Kotu Senior Secondary School. RISE Gambia students stay after school two days a week for an hour of basketball training and an hour of academic tutoring/life skills training. Every Saturday, we host open court. This event is open to all students, designed to offer the benefits of Ascend to any interested youth, not just those who attend the after school sessions. During open court, kids play ball for fun and work on skill before hearing a speaker on various topics related to their development. During the 2016-2017 school year, we engaged 80 students regularly in our after school program and over 150 students in total. Since 2015, we have engaged over 300 students. In 2017-2018, we plan on expanding to include a local academy at Serrakunda East as well as a potential fourth site; Reaching upwards of 200 kids after school and 500 students in total.

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RISE SITES


SITES

RISE SITES


SITES

RISE Gambia currently operates from two sites -
St. Therese's Upper Basic School and Kotu Senior Secondary School