The Republic of Congo-born and Toronto Raptors player goes home every year and gives back through his Serge Ibaka Foundation. The Foundation has helped improve the lives of children in health, education, and nutrition among other areas.
He has partnered with several organisations to realize his dream of helping children. The Foundation partnered with the Starkey Hearing Foundation to tackle the deafness epidemic in the Congo, allowing children to hear for the first time in their lives.
He also partnered with UNICEF to help provide mentorship and improve the education and living conditions of street children who don’t have any parents or family in the Congo.
His initiative won him a position on the National Basketball Players’ Association (NBPA) Board of Directors in 2017 to serve as a positive example for others in the league.