Harambee Stars midfield maestro and Tottenham Hotspurs player Victor Wanyama has acquired a 21 acre piece of land in Busia to build the Victor Wanyama Foundation. The foundation will be used to house, nurture talent and educate needy Kenyan children as it attempts to give them a fair chance in life.
”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 targets 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.
On his part, Wanyama says he has chosen to start the foundation so as to give back to the community. Noting that he grew up in a poor background and giving back would uplift the children who come from same environment as him.
“I grew in a very tough neighborhood and I have never forgotten where I came from. I know how it feels like to be in poverty and I have always been supportive to youth initiatives and I want to formalize all these through the Victor Wanyama Foundation,” Wanyama told Nation Sport.