Colombia is the fourth-largest country in South America and, with 45.6 million people, one of the most populous. Ongoing conflict between government forces and anti-government insurgent groups means violence from guerrilla attacks, drug cartels and human rights violations are constants in the lives of the Colombian people and Colombian children. Nearly half of the population lives below the poverty line.Since the late 1990s, many important economic sectors in Colombia have experienced economic recession, worsening the poverty situation in the country.
Project Hope is a program that recycles clothes, sneakers, and supplies no longer used by NBA teams sent to The Gemini Headquarters and re-purposed for service in areas of Colombia where kids play basketball barefoot due to poverty. This program also helps many kids locally here in Central Florida, but its primary focus since 2010 has been around the globe.
Gemini is proud to partner with E.A.M.A for all of our efforts in Columbia.