Meet the Mozambican Athletes of the Year
The Portuguese School of Maputo hosted its first Clarisse Machanguana Citizenship Camp on 22 and 23 September.
The event was organised by Still Standing and the Clarisse Machanguana Foundation, with funding from the Austrian Development Cooperation, and brought together the 24 best student athletes from the recent Junior NBA and Euroliga school basketball events.
The basketball component included topics such as movement and positioning, combinations of dribbling, passing and throwing skills, offensive moves, games and basket competitions.
In the pedagogical component, country patron Clarisse Machanguana, Rector of the Pedagogic University Jorge Ferrãoand and DSTV Marketing Director Jónia Presado made time available to share their life stories with the girls, advising them never to give up on their life goals, to always stay healthy and to avoid high-risk behaviours as pre-conditions for success in any profession.
This was the first camp of its kind to held in Mozambique. The Citizen Camps aim to prepare girls for personal development and give them exposure to other training methodologies and activities such as Basketball Without Borders Africa and NBA Academy Camp, in which they will later be able to participate.
Parents, education officers, teachers, basketball coaches, government representatives and onlookers attended in support of the initiative.
Source: Clarise Manchanguana Foundation / Press Release
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