Vanessa Bryant Honors Kobe & Gianna with a Plaque on a Water Well Installed in Africa

Stephen Thompson
Sep 29, 2020
11:20 P.M.
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Vanessa Bryant, the widow of the late NBA star, Kobe Bryant, shared a picture on her Instagram page, showing a water well in his and late daughter, Gianna Bryant's honor.


Vanessa Bryant took to her Instagram page to share a picture of a water-well built in her late husband, Kobe Bryant, and daughter, Gianna's names.

In her caption to the post, Vanessa revealed the water-well was installed at the grade school in the African nation of Uganda and would provide clean drinking water to the students. 

Vanessa Bryant at The Celebration of Life for Kobe & Gianna Bryant at Staples Center on February 24, 2020. | Photo: Getty Images


Hence, they would no longer have to walk miles every day to gather water as they have always done. Vanessa thanked Orange Catholic Foundation for their commendable gesture.

Aside from the newly built water well, Vanessa's picture also showed the inscription written in Kobe and Gigi's honor. It read:

"Well #524 In Memory of Kobe & Gianna Bryant. A gift from The Orange Catholic Foundation, Garden Grove, CA, USA. Wells of Life (USA) 2020." 

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers at US Airways Center on February 19, 2012. | Photo: Getty Images


Since her husband and daughter's passing, Vanessa has continued to remain strong for herself and her three remaining daughters, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri. She has also continued to share tributes in Kobe and Gigi's honor with fans on her Instagram page which is now private.

Kobe, Gigi, and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on January 26.

A water-well in memory of Kobe and Gianna Bryant at a school in Uganda, Africa. | Photo: Instagram/Vanessabryant


Recently, she shared a lovely yet heartbreaking picture of her 3-year-old daughter Bianka holding a framed photo of the former LA Lakers player eight months after his tragic death.

In the picture, the adorable Bianka wore pink pajamas and held the black-and-white photograph of her late father posing in a Lakers jersey with a basketball net behind him. 


Kobe, Gigi, and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on January 26. They were on their way to a basketball game at Kobe's Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks.

Following their tragic deaths, many tributes followed in honor of Kobe, who remains one of the NBA's greatest-ever talents. The world finally said goodbye to the basketball legend on February 24 in an emotional and star-studded memorial service held in his honor. 

Vanessa led the tributes at the memorial service, describing her late husband as the MVP of all girl-dads. There were many more tributes from famous names, including Michael Jordan, and a moving performance by singer Beyonce.