Los Angeles lakers Point Guard Steve Blake is in Rwanda for a nine-day state visit were he will have the opportunity of holding training clinics with local basketball players and coaches.
According to Rwanda basketball federation (Ferwaba), blake is in the country to look at some of the projects that he partners with New Life Ministries, an NGO that looks after orphans and also provides education to impoverished children, help hundreds of women and street children receive vocational training.
Blake will also play in two friendly matches against league champions KBC and a non-league Basketball club-Pebbles Basketball club.
Rwanda Basketball Federation Secretary General Richard Mutabazi said “He (Blake) will impart important skills to local players and coach and also inspire them.”
Africa New Life ministries currently provides nearly 1/2 million meals to those in need, manages two schools, three churches and six orphanage homes in Rwanda.