Category philanthropy

Success Story from Côte d’Ivoire: Didier Drogba’s Hospitals

Didier Drogba was born in Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire in 1978. He left the country at the age of five and moved to France to live with an uncle, Michel Goba, who was a professional footballer (soccer player). After touring with his uncle for three years, Drogba returned to Côte d’Ivoire to live with his […]

Success Story from Cameroon: Samuel Eto’o Gives Children a Chance

By guest blogger Justine Maisha Davis* Samuel Eto’o is the most decorated African football player of all time, winning the African Player of the Year award four times. Born in Cameroon, to a middle class family, he was trained at the Kadji Sports Academy in Douala before beginning training at the Real Madrid youth academy in […]

Success Story from Nigeria: Nwankwo Kanu’s Heart Foundation

Nwankwo Kanu was born in Owerri in southeastern Nigeria in 1976. By the age of 15 he was playing professional football (soccer). From 1994 to 2000, he played for the national team and served as its Captain. Kanu became legendary for his soccer skills. He won an Olympic gold medal in Atlanta in 1996, has […]