Victor Wanyama Donates Solar Panels in Impressive Goodwill Drive in Mathare

Victor Wanyama Donates Solar Panels in Impressive Goodwill Drive in Mathare

Rene Otinga
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:45 PM
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  • In January, Wanyama landed a prestigious role with UN Habitat on ambassadorial capacity
  • Through his foundation, the Montreal Impact midfielder donated solar panels to a children’s home and rebab centre in Mathare
  • Wanyama has previously been involved in other charity activities

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Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama, through his foundation, recently donated solar panels to a rehabilitation centre in Mathare, Nairobi.

Victor Wanyama Donates Solar Panels in Impressive Goodwill Drive in Mathare
Wanyama alongside other stakeholders as they donated solar panels to a children's home in Mathare. Photo: Victor Wanyama foundation.
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The UN-Habitat in January 2021, initially announced that they would be partnering with Wanyama’s foundation to support community development particularly for women and youth in informal settlements.

Wanyama was subsequently appointed goodwill ambassador thanks to efforts from his foundation to give back to society.

The two organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding pledging to help vulnerable women, girls, children and youth living in informal settlements to help them access basic amenities such as water and job opportunities.

Months later and Wanyama took to his Instagram to share one of the projects his foundation had taken up.

“Grateful for the partnership with UN-Habitat to serve as a goodwill ambassador and support in poverty alleviation especially for disadvantaged communities.” Wanyama shared on his Instagram.

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Here are some of the reaction from fans:

“Service to humanity is service to God,” one fan said.
“Good stuff big Vic,” another added.
“I don’t know why I like you naturally,” added another.

Back in 2019, the ex-Tottenham star committed to pay full scholarships for two students who had just sat for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE.

At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the foundation was actively involved in the donation of foodstuffs and hand sanitisers to Nairobi's Mathare slums.

One of the most notable works of his foundation is the multi-million academy project still in the works in Busia county.

African football players giving back to their communities

Wanyama is only one of the many African football stars who are keen on using their resources to at least give back to their communities.

Liverpool star and Wanyama’s former teammate at Southampton Sadio Mane is perhaps one of the most generous in that department, as he has donated hundreds of millions of shillings to development in his native village in Bamali, Senegal.

The 29-year-old met recently met with Senegalese President Macky Sall and all he asked was for the number one citizen to provide medical staff to render their humanitarian services.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and