Recently Higherlife Foundation partnered with Hoops For Hope (H4H) in an aim to provide education opportunities and mentorship to vulnerable youths who are talented in basketball. The assistance will be set through scholarships and requested support during H4H programs and activities .This partnership will enable the youths to develop their talent, improve in decision-making and critical thinking, tackle HIV, crime, drugs, and gender inequality before they put themselves at risk.
Higherlife Foundation is keen on pursuing strategic partnerships with organizations such as H4H who are focused on mentorship and education of the African young people. In the Higherlife Foundation Hoops 4 Hope partnership identified students will receive scholarships for secondary school. The students to benefit are those vulnerable yet committed to the training and mentorship of H4H programs and activities. Higherlife Foundation also seeks to see talented basketball players getting exposure to possible sporting scholarship abroad through talent development and management for students who show talent and skills in basketball.
Hoops 4 Hope (H4H) is a non-profit organization implementing youth development programs in schools, shelters and communities. H4H trains local leaders to deliver exciting after-school basketball programs combined with an effective HIV/AIDS prevention and life-skills curriculum. Since 1995 Hoops 4 Hope has helped thousands of children in Zimbabwe and South Africa face the extraordinary challenges of growing up in under-served communities. H4H has successful partnerships to support sustainable delivery of programs, and is a proud Community Partner of NBA Cares.
The objectives of Hoops 4 Hope include the development of a genuine friendship and trust between coach and the youngster’s .Ongoing training, repetition, practice and learning new activities key to success. Share responsibilities, create responsible leaders and community ownership. Tolerance for the different personalities in the community.
H4H has seven tools that equip young people with knowledge and understanding of essential qualities to help them face everyday situations. These are: self-esteem, sense of humour, Ubuntu-empathy, responsibility, focus, integrity and self-awareness. H4H aims to provide the tools needed to play sports and help youth thrive with more educational, athletic and employment opportunities. Hoops 4 Hope strives for sustainable grassroots solutions with a long term positive impact.
Higherlife Foundation seeks to develop content that tells stories of transformation caused by the H4H interventions and activities for publication on various public media forums. This partnership is in accord with Higherlife Foundation’s mission which seeks to invest in Africa’s future by empowering vulnerable children through education and creating opportunities for highly talented young people.’’