Ageless black British supermodel Naomi Campbel has urged African female basketball players from the SEED Academy in Senegal to work hard and become the best version of themselves on Friday 26th of July.
The 49-year-old actress and businesswoman visited the young basketball hopefuls in Thies and Dakar over the previous week as part of the Hoop Forum organized by SEED, an initiative designed to train and educate young players in Senegal.
She had a sit-down talk with them at the Museum of Black Civilisation in Dakar where the players were permitted to ask her any question they desired.
“All I see in the room is hard working determined girls. They are focused. They want this. And this is their way of getting an incredible education as well as playing an interesting sport and getting to travel the world and do what they’re passionate about and that is something I can identify with,” Campbell said after the event.
SEED continues to grow itis wings since inception, 17 years ago and was the first basketball student-athlete academy established in Africa.
Annually, the academy trains up to 40 high potential student-athletes, male and female, who live, train and work towards achieving their goal of attending university.
Campbell said she visited Senegal to inspire the girls to achieve their best and wants to promote women empowerment via sport.
The annual Hoop Forum constitutes a week of sports training and community work that zooms in on social leadership and building for future education.