Serge Ibaka is spending part of his offseason at home in the Congo visiting several children’s centers he is helping to renovate through UNICEF.
We received this message from UNICEF about the great work Serge is doing in his hometown of Brazzaville in the Republic of the Congo. This week he visited the ASI Girls Center and the Espace Jarrot Boys Activity and Residential Center (click through photo gallery above!):
“Both centers are UNICEF supported and Serge attended parties for each center yesterday. He is funding renovations at both centers and also additional programming and vocational training.
The renovations at the boys center includes a new floor and drainage system so it no longer floods when it rains. Also a new kitchen will be built and improving the sleeping conditions.
The girls will be able to move to a new center more centrally located in the city that will be be able to serve more girls. Serge’s donation will also help renovate the new space including a kitchen, new bathrooms, and a renovated common room for dance classes and other large meetings.”
You might remember that Serge was honored with the April NBA Community Assist Award for his work to help children in Africa. Thunder fans assisted as well, bidding on Serge items during an in-game auction.