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

This is Maria Najjuma's Success Story , told by the Academy Head Coach

We never give up on talent when we see it and that is how we discovered Mariam who went on to represent Uganda at U16 & U18 Basketball Championships.

Mariam is coveted by all basketball playing high schools in Uganda and almost all top school have made an attempt to have her play for them. In the end, she decided to join St Mary’s college Kitende having spent three years in Naalya high school.

Maria's Success Stories Continues....

Maria was a bit older than the level but sill was willing to go back to a low level, her determination to study with kids so much younger than her gave us the foundation to help her even though it had been so long since she last studied. I took her back to school at Nations changers Christian school, and through hard work she sat her primary leaving examinations PLE and passed.

The next year through our program she got a scholarship with St, Noa girls S.S, where she was called upon on our national team for U16 where she out up stats rarely seen, picking over 30 bounds over 30 points in a game. Fast forward, Maria got a scholarship in the US, and gone on to play for our national team performing very well.

This is story of giving someone a second chance which everyone deserves especially young girls like Maria but the importance of spotting, developing promoting talent cannot be overstated and that’s what country girls exists to do, we also know very well it is generous people who have helped us write stories like these, by deciding to be pa of what we do in any way you help us write more chapters in this story of transformation of communities through talents and skills

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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