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WAISAL School Members


In the spirit of Senegalese Teranga, we would all like to welcome you to the International School of Dakar for the High School WAISAL Basketball Tournament 2024. These three days will encapsulate what it means to be a student athlete, with students traveling from five different West African countries to compete on the field with one another, and create meaningful and lasting bonds with their peers from across the continent, and the rest of the world. We hope that all students take it upon themselves to represent you and your school with determination and care.

We humbly welcome you to ISD, to Dakar, and to Senegal.

On Est Ensemble, Nio Far, We’re in this together!

WAISAL - HS Basketball Tournament Program

WAISAL - HS Basketball Tournament Livestream

The purpose of the WAISAL is to provide a venue for students from member schools to compete or gather in an environment that is safe, challenging, professional and educational. Each student is given the opportunity to demonstrate her/his best ability while maintaining a spirit of respect and cooperation with fellow students from various international backgrounds.

Each event involves students and adults in their different roles: these include student athletes or participants, chaperones, coaches and spectators. All those involved in the event are expected to uphold the same spirit of respect and cooperation. This spirit is demonstrated by fair play among athletes, positive encouragement from coaches, impartial judgments from officials and respectful enthusiasm from spectators. 

Profanity, deliberately making noises that interfere with the performance of a competing student, the condemnation of coaches or officials, or any behavior that is disrespectful or degrading to the WAISAL standard of sportsmanship, jeopardizes the purposes of the WAISAL organization and, most of all, jeopardizes the quality of the experience for the students involved.

As this event ensues, we ask that all of our participants, coaches, students, parents, & spectators, to keep this vision of our purpose in mind.  

We also wish Good Luck to everyone.  Play Hard and Play Fair!

“WAISAL is not just a sports tournament; it is a family where friendships and bonds are built by students, regardless of where they come from in the world. Stemming from sportsmanship, love, and respect, it provides a stage for students to showcase the hard work they have put in over their season. It may be just one weekend in the grand scheme of things, but it is truly an experience that lasts a lifetime.”

Anuj Mohanty

ISD Alumni 23’


WAISAL events generally fall into the months listed below:

The five member schools belonging to WAISAL are: 

The following schools are associate members: