All over the world, celebrities use their goodwill to help champion or drive an ideology. One of such means is to set up foundations, to cater for the need of society’s underprivileged.
It isn’t any different in Ghana, as most celebrities or public figures have set up foundations to oversee their respective charities.
In no particular order we bring to you ten of such foundations and the names behind them.
Micheal Essien Foundation – Micheal Essien
The MEF has for the past three years been raising money for charity. This month, the MEF donated some 8,000 cedis to four local charities. Two years ago, he launched the Micheal Essien ‘Youth Vocation’ in Awutu (his hometown), where 5 young adults were supported financially to learn a trade of their choice.
Yvonne Nelson Foundation – Yvonne Nelson
Yvonne Nelson’s foundation was set up mainly to create awareness about the Glaucoma disease. She had a group of musicians and actors feature in a promotional video to sensitise the public on the disease.
Menaye School Of Hope – Menaye Donkor
Located in Agona Asafo, the school currently provides free education for over a 140 students.
Kharima Aguiar Foundation – Kharima Aguiar
The foundation caters for the aged in society.
Juliet Ibrahim Foundation – Juliet Ibrahim
The foundation was set up to among other things, raise funds to support people with kidney diseases. It is hoping to build a state of the art kidney center.
McBrown Family Foundation – Nana Ama McBrown
Engages in humanitarian projects; it currently caters for 6 children from the Kumasi Children’s home .
John Dumelo Foundation – John Dumelo
The Foundation provides educational materials to needy schools. Students also get to enjoy scholarship packages.
Nadia Buari Foundation – Nadia Buari
The Foundation’s aim is to give street children and the less privileged, access to quality education .
Van Vicker Foundation – Van Vicker
It was set up to support underprivileged children with training and soft skills development.
StepApp Foundation – Stephen Appiah
The foundation seeks to better the lives of street children by giving them education and access to good healthcare.