The Besesaka scholarship aims to keep talented boxers (who are being pressure to leave school at a very young age to focus sorely on boxing) in school until they graduate high school. It’s an eight year scholarship that includes tuition fees at a recommended privates school, school suplies, safe boxing gear and three meals per week.
Criteria for receiving the scholarship
- Excellent Student: the child must be enrolled in school and have 95% attendance
- Gym Boxer: the child must be enrolled or be willing to enroll in a gym and adhere to the gym rules .
- Excellent character: the child is not allowed to fight or get into trouble on the street.
- James C.Nortey, Eben Dowuona, Carl Lokko and Chris Kyriakidis
Ten Boxucation Camp
10 weeks of education, boxing and character development with 50 children.
30 children will participate in Besesaka Youth Tournament a week after the 10 week Boxucation camp. The tournament is a great platform to spread the Boxucation message as there are hundreds of children watching.
The scholarship committee then assess the children by interviewing their parents, teachers and coaches before awarding 5 children the Besesaka scholarship.