Yesterday, we had at the municipal stadium of Niamey the opening ceremony of # Hoops4Kids, a youth basketball summer camp, supported by the IOM through the Migrant Resource and Response Mechanism funded by the European Union in Niger. Forty young people are participating this year in this intense program, including five migrants from the IOM transit center in Niamey.
Founded by Nigerian Yacouba Sangaré, Hoops4Kids Inc. seeks to promote cultural, physical, educational and social activities. Since 1997, the organization has launched programs in Niger, Benin, the United States and Mexico. The importance of multicultural exchange and the development of athletic skills and physical education have always been the main objectives of the program.