About Country Basketball Academy
Country basket ball academy (COBASA) derives its name from our desire to brig basketball playing opportunities to kids coming from underprivileged families and the rural parts of the country. In Uganda basketball is regarded as a game for the elites, the rich and those in urban areas. Less than 1% of school in Uganda have basketball courts even in town areas. Only elite schools which are often very expensive are the ones that have basketball courts. This means children from underprivileged or poor homes stand no chance to play basketball.
At COBASA, we want to challenge and change the narrative that playing Basketball is a privilege for the rich kids. We do this by spotting, developing and promoting talented kids from poor communities within the rural and slum areas of Uganda by offering them a chance to play basketball.
We Give Poor Kids a Chance to Play Basketball
COBASA seeks start developing Basketball talents for kids as young as 7 years
How COBASA was Born into existence
A Touching Story of the Head Coach at COBASA
“My dad and mum passed on when I was aged 9 and 12 respectively to HIV/AIDS. As the eldest child in the family of five, I had to assume responsibilities of the head of the family instantly. That meant, I had to work so hard to make ends meet for me and my siblings. During that difficult time, a local pastor adopted me in his home out of pure generosity where I joined 20 other kids he had adopted at a time. The pastor provided me with school fees, feeding and a place to stay but I still had to take care of my other basic needs and the needs of my siblings”
Meet the Academy Coaches
At Country Basketball Academy, we have a team of experienced coaches who have dedicated their time to nurture underprivileged kids into realizing their dream of playing professional basketball