WATCH: Women's sport with Giants Of Africa in South Sudan 2019

It wasn’t long to feel welcomed in Juba, South Sudan. As soon as the Giants of Africa crew stepped off the plane, they were greeted by members of the South Sudan Basketball Federation as well as staff from the Luol Deng Foundation, including Luol’s brother, Deng Deng. GOA’s own Sarah Chan, who was born and raised in Juba, was monumental in partnering Giants of Africa with the Luol Deng Foundation. Together, at Juba University, on a double court named after the late Manute Bol, the two foundations began their collective initiative – to provide a few days of high-level instruction (and fun) for 53 deserving, talented kids.