Celebrated basketball player Amare Stoudemire will jet into Freetown on Sunday evening to commission two well projects to help improve the welfare of community residents in the country.
Stoudemire, who had a foundation “each one teach one” in the United States, visits in conjunction with Zee Community Development Foundation (ZCD), whose principal purpose is to alleviate poverty and promoting environmental and human transformation, dignity, justice and fulfillment of basic needs through appropriate partnerships.
That partnership is geared towards improving standard of living of at risk-communities in post conflict Sierra Leone, which ZCD’s main focus is to provide clean water and education on proper hygiene to reduce the heavy death toll caused by preventable water and sanitation related diseases.
According to Zainab Beckett, founder of ZCD, they have completed the construction of water wells with hand pumps in Gao Dama chiefdom in the Kenema District and another in Makereh in the Koya District in Port Loko district.
Stoudemire, 26, is on record to have one of the most successful jumps from high school to the NBA and stunned many by capturing the 2002-03 year award at just 20 and earned the nickname STAT (standing tall and talented) and has that name tattooed on his right arm.