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Doc Wayne integrates curriculum with African Basketball Organisation for Nigerian Youth


Doc Wayne integrates curriculum with African Basketball Organisation for Nigerian Youth

The Doc Wayne Athletic League (Doc Wayne) and African Basketball Organisation (ABO) begin collaboration to provide a positive path for youth in Nigeria

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and ABO announced today that they will begin their partnership this summer to integrate Doc Wayne’s do the good sports-based therapeutic curriculum into ABO’s work with youth in Nigeria. The do the good curriculum, which connects with youth on a sport level as well as teaches pro-social behaviors and life skills, will complement ABO’s existing initiatives to work with underprivileged youth in Nigeria.

Doc Wayne Executive Director David Cohen said, “This is an exciting opportunity for us as we have positively connected with youth here in the U.S. Why not do the same with youth beyond our borders? This is a natural partnership as our missions align well for the common good of connecting with youth through sport.”

ABO President and Founder Eyo Effiong said, “After observing how David Cohen and his team at Doc Wayne utilises the do the good skills based program in the development of the social skills of at-risk youth here in the U.S., I realised that the youth at our summer leadership programs in Nigeria, and other African communities would benefit immensely if we introduced these life-skills tools. We are very excited about this unique opportunity to partner with Doc Wayne.”

National coaches and mentors that the youth can look to for support are key and Doc Wayne has already begun the process of training coaches on the curriculum. Initially the programs will look to work with 90 Nigerian boys and girls in Lagos to measure academics, violence reduction and pro-social behaviors.

About Doc Wayne

Doc Wayne is a Boston, MA (USA) based non-profit with the mission of offering youth an innovative group therapy experience delivered through the medium of team sports stressing positive youth development. Through Doc Wayne’s sports-based therapeutic curriculum, do the good (DtG), youth learn to perceive the world as less threatening and their ability to interact with their environment becomes more empowered and they gain greater self-esteem.

About African Basketball

African Basketball ia a US based non-profit organisation dedicated to the development of Africa through sports. ABO organises co-educational basketball programs, integrated with life skills, HIV/AIDS Awareness, and leadership education for participants, coaches, and administrators.

[This article has been edited by The Operating Team]


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Rebekah Conway Roulier, Ed.M.


Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 23:00