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Giants of Africa

May 2024

Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex kicked off their final day of events in Nigeria with a visit to Ilupeju Senior Grammar School in Lagos with Giants of Africa, an organization that empowers African youth through basketball, education and mentorship. The couple was joined by Masai Ujiri, President of the Toronto Raptors and Founder of Giants of Africa.

During their visit, The Duke and Duchess were thrilled to announce that through The Archewell Foundation’s support, Giants of Africa will be able to expand programming to include an additional adaptive court and accessible sport for the community of Abuja.

Centered around the basketball court built by Giants of Africa, the organisation then hosted a clinic for approximately 50 boys and girls, including wheelchair basketball athletes, that featured both skills based and team building exercises, run by trained coaches. The couple engaged with the participants, including a heartwarming exchange with Dennis Ogbe, a Paralympian who highlighted the importance of inclusivity and the role of youth in shaping Africa’s future. The Duke took to the courts to participate in an array of fun ball bouncing drills. The day was filled with sports, laughter, and meaningful conversation.