BY FAITH MUTETE – Harambee stars captain Victor Wanyama is taking a step further in his life by establishing The Victor Wanyama Foundation. The foundation’s sole purpose is to help and give an opportunity for kids to build on their talents and get an education.
The 21-acre piece of land will be based in Busia, where he plans to have the foundation and Academy.
“The academy aims to nurture artistic and sporting talents of its students while at the same time providing a pathway for academic excellence. It plans to have a national outlook in tandem with its growth and it will target youths aged 11 years and above from all over the country. It will revolutionize sports training and education in the country while providing key sporting infrastructure to the country,” reads a statement in the foundation’s portal.
An application form is available on the foundation’s website – www.victorwanyama.org and once the applicants fill they can send the same to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Friday 6th December.
The successful applicants will receive full scholarship (four years) and Wanyama says this is just a small way of giving back to the community with more initiatives to roll once the foundation is fully functioning.
Victors vision is to give an opportunity to children to grow, an opportunity he himself was not able to get as a child.