President Paul Kagame and Raptors President, Masai Ujiri have unveiled preparations for this year’s Giants Of Africa Festival, a week long celebration focused on youth, basketball, empowerment and education.
The GOA Festival 2020 will take place in August and bring together 200 youth from Nigeria, Senegal, Cameroon, Mali, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, DRC, South Sudan and Somalia to highlight and celebrate each country’s unique culture and tradition.The festival will also include a Dream Big Leadership Series, which will focus on education and female empowerment.
The series will feature conversations with industry leaders from around the world with the goal of inspiring the youth to think big, be innovative, build confidence and become leaders in their own communities. President Kagame said whether it is in sports, culture, entertainment and many other things, “we find a pathway for our young people to grow and become giants where they should be.”
“To young people when you are talking about Giants of Africa and the festival we are going to have here, it’s a reminder first of all that you young people are giants in the making,” he said.He told the youth at the Kigali Arena during the event that there’s a lot of work they have to do in order to fulfill the enormous potential they have and see across Africa.
“The importance of this moment is that we are clear about that path and we don’t take anything for granted,” he said.