Hardened by the war in northern Uganda, Arach become a fierce fighter on the court despite her small body

This is Arach Proscovia's Success Story , told by the Academy Head Coach

Arach traveled the dust road of about 400 km, taking over 10 hours to make it to Mukono, together with her mattress and metallic box called a case with her belongings, she reported to a secondary school which had promised her a bursary because of her basketball, she played for the school for  a month and helped them to qualify for their nationals championship, all hell broke loose when she learned that she would not be given a bursary because she skipped a year which she sat without school fees meaning she did not qualify to play, feeling rejected, and stranded  she had to travel back to Gulu and Go knows to do what.  

Arach's Success Stories Continues....

Arch a victim of the war in northern Uganda her parents had been affected and she had no mother or father to run to, at a time when it felt like there was no way out god came out for her, the head master of that school knew about our program so he called me and asked if we can help.

 From thinking about the long way back, she now was becoming part of the Makanga family, we could not give her the best education but we made sure she went to a good school, while also getting the best training and playing for our girls’ basketball club.

Two years later Arach got a 4 year University basketball scholarship with Uganda Christian University one of the leading universities in Uganda, through our program, she graduated with honors and now back to Gulu pursuing a career. 

Selected Students Successful Stories

Over 50 kids who graduated from our academy are flourishing in their Basketball Careers in different capacities

From a hopeless Teen mother and school dropout, to a scholarship in USA.

When we met Maria, she was ordinary village teen mother living with a single mum and whole family was struggling financially. We introduced her to Basketball and since then, she has risen from glory to glory

Mariam Has Represented Uganda at U16 & U18 categories

Despite her talent, Mariam could not get a Basketball academic scholarship to a further her development in the sport after graduating from Primary. But against all odds, Has Represented Uganda at U16 & U18

Saima became captain of the biggest basketball school in Uganda

 Saima is a good example of the importance of helping young people make right decisions at an early age. She went through our academy and joined the biggest basketball school in the Country

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

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Makanga Godwin Head Coach
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