The Ubuntu philosophy perspective
The Black Rhinos Basketball Program is a grassroots community crime prevention initiative managed by Afri-Aus Care. The program supports young African Australians living in and around the south-eastern suburbs of metropolitan Melbourne.
Some of the key features of the Black Rhinos Basketball Program include basketball training, counselling support services, legal support services and food distribution to the community during COVID-19 pandemic.
Informed by the African philosophy of Ubuntu, this formative evaluation of the Black Rhinos Basketball Program focused on the need, resourcing, processes, and delivery of the program.
This project was a collaboration between Afri-Aus Care, the University of Melbourne and the Department of Justice and Community Safety.
The authors acknowledge the valuable contribution of the young African Australians participating in the Black Rhinos Basketball Program, their families, African Australian community members in southeast Melbourne, staff and associates of Afri-Aus Care, Anika Dell (Department of Justice and Community Safety), and Selba Luka (CEO and Founder, Afri-Aus Care).
Dr Gerald Onsando, School of Social and Political Sciences
Dr Diana Johns, School of Social and Political Sciences
Kofi Bediako, School of Social and Political Sciences
Patience Onuogu, School of Social and Political Sciences
Anika Dell, Department of Justice and Community Safety
Selba Gondoza Luka, Afri-Aus Care
The Black Rhinos Basketball Program: The Ubuntu Philosophy Perspective evaluation report and executive summary were released in July 2022.