Dikembe Mutombo took a break from defending his house to visit a Mozambique hospital supported by UNICEF last week.
The former Houston Rocket took the sojourn to the southern African nation, alongside Eric Bledsoe of the Phoenix Suns, to spread awareness about UNICEF Kid Power–a program meant to combat malnutrition (affecting 16 million children worldwide) by motivating kids to be active.
Dikembe (a UNICEF board member) and Eric met with some of the children battling the illness. And discussed life-saving treatments UNICEF provides for malnourishment, like protein packets the org distributes to each child.
UNICEF Kid Power program also helps kids pay it forward. The more active kids are wearing their power bands, the more points they’ll earn to go on missions spreading the programs effectiveness. Thus saving lives.
Dikembe did his part too by challenging the local b-ball team to some hoops.
If you’re wondering how well the Maputo team defended their house…the score is still being tallied.
To learn more about UNICEF Kid Power click here.