[Photos] NBA, WNBA, Africare and ExxonMobil Launch New Initiative to Engage and Empower Nigeria’s Youth

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ABUJA, Nigeria (November 19, 2013) — The National Basketball Association (NBA), Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), Africare and ExxonMobil today announced the launch of “Power Forward,” a youth engagement initiative that will use basketball to develop health, leadership and life skills in Nigeria. Nigerian native and Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon, fellow countryman and former NBA player Obinna Ekezie and three-time WNBA champion Swin Cash joined leading Nigerian government officials in tipping off the program today during a two-day launch event in Abuja.

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Students in Liberia already eagerly putting their new TOMS Shoes to use.
Students in Liberia already eagerly putting their new TOMS Shoes to use.

Leaving a Footprint on Children’s Lives

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Africare is not only interested in helping communities improve their present circumstances. We also know that a sustainably prosperous Africa depends on healthy, happy children capable of realizing the tremendous potential of the continent’s future.

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