Wheelchair Basketball

Try-out and Information Day

On the 5th of January 2013 Basketball for Development e.V. implemented the first WheelchairTry-out and Information Day at the Basketball for Development Centre in Mutengene/Kamerun. Robin Kaltenbach, presently in Kamerun for an internship, did a great job in organsing and conducting the event.

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19 people with physical disabilities and interested in wheelchair basketball, many official -among others the Regional Delegation of the Ministry of Social Affairs- and press representatives experienced an interesting and exiting event. The official representative of Basketball for Development e.V in Kamerun, Mr. Jean-Claude Tsafack presented the organisation and reported on Basketball for Development e.V. projects and activities. Mr. Efon Constantin -basketball specialist, basketball coach and referee of the Cameroonian Basketball Federation- gave an input on advantages and potentials of sports in general and basketball in particular. A very active discussion took place on possibilities of collaboration with local support groups and governmental services as well as on needs, recommendations and threads for wheelchair basketball projects. Afterwards all participants took advantage from the possibilty to try their wheelchair basketball skills in practice on the court. Robin introduced useful technics in drbbling, passing and scoring. All together a perfect day with precious information for all participants and definitely lots of fun.

Many other activities are at planning stage: Material has to be purchased, Teams will be established and coaches will be trained. Basketball for Development e.V. is going to elaborate funding applications and a detailed project planning report will soon be available on this page.

(Deutsch) Teilnahme am 1. Symposium im Aktionsraum Sport im Rahmen der „Afrika-Initiative“ des BMZ

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Teilnahme am 1. Symposium im Aktionsraum Sport

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Vom 30.11.2012 – 02.12.2012 hatte die Stiftung Partnerschaft mit Afrika e.V. (www.german-african-partnership.org) zum 1. Symposium im Aktionsraum Sport im Rahmen der „Afrika-Initiative“ des BMZ in den KUBUS nach Leipzig eingeladen. Basketball for Development e.V. konnte hier einige neue Kontakte knüpfen und zu workshops beitragen. Wir werden auch an den Folgeveranstaltungen teilnehmen.

„Die Initiative des BMZ und der Stiftung Partnerschaft mit Afrika e.V. verfolgt das Ziel, das zivilgesellschaftliche, aufeinander bezogene deutsch-afrikanische Engagement in zehn Aktionsräumen (z.B. Schule, Sport, Zivilgesellschaft, außerschulische Jugendarbeit, Hochschule, Wirtschaft) zu stärken. In einer Reihe von Symposien und Konferenzen sollen zivilgesellschaftlich engagierte Menschen aus Deutschland und aus afrikanischen Ländern miteinander vernetzt werden. Dabei sollen Arbeitsgemeinschaften gebildet und Kommunikationsstrukturen gefördert werden, um ab 2013 die erarbeiteten Strategien umzusetzen. Als Grundlage dafür dient ein auf Augenhöhe basierender Lern- und Vermittlungsansatz.

Da Sport eine spielerische Vermittlung von sozialen Werten und Zielen ermöglicht, ist er für viele Projekte der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (EZ) ein zentraler Ausgangspunkt. In keinem anderen Bereich engagiert sich die deutsche Bevölkerung außerdem ähnlich stark. Bereits 10% der Deutschen engagieren sich freiwillig im Bereich des Sports.

Auf diesen wichtigen Grundlagen soll das Symposium aufbauen.“

Mehr Informationen auch unter www.german-african-partnership.org

Event Day and Girls-Basketball tournament around the International Womens Day 2012

Since 5 years the German Cooperation in Cameroon in collaboration with national organisations and services organises around the International Womens Day “la Semaine des Femmes et Filles Fortes (FFF)”. Various activities and events are taking place around the very important topic of women empowerment and the reinforcement of the role of women in the society. In collaboration with the German International Cooperation (GIZ) Basketball for Development e.V and the national partner ProClimate International organised a march and a girls basketball tournament on the 7th of Mai 2012. The march ended in the Buea Sports Complex were the the girls basketball tournament took place. The day, which certainly contributed to the enhancement of awareness on women’s and girls’ concerns, ended with good sports, fun and a price award.
Teams from BCTS Molyko, GTHS Molyko and GSS Buea Town 1 played the played a very fair tournament. The winner was GSS Buea Town 1.

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Basketball for Development Center Mutengene inaugurated

On Saturday the 26th of November the Basketball for Development Center in Mutengene was successfully inaugurated. Mrs. Katrin Simon, the attaché culturel of the German Embassy in Yaoundé arrived in Mutengene to cut the ribbon and to experience an exciting youth tournament and lots of other interesting activities.

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