Wishing a very Happy Birthday to Canadian/Ghanaian Actress, Model Menaye Donkor, the stunning and gorgeous  Entrepreneur, Philanthropist is a year older today! Join African Celebs in wishing Menaye a wonderful birthday!

 

We love Celebrities Who Give Back to Their Communities in a HUGE Way!    

Celebs who gives back: Meet Menaye Donkor, a Canadian/Ghanaian Actress, Model, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur, She’s one of Celebs who gives back to the community through her Charity Organisation. The ‘Menaye Charity Organisation’ 

Menaye Donkor in front of one of the classrooms at The Menaye School of Hope 

The ‘Menaye School Of Hope’ was founded after Menaye Donkor won  ‘Miss Universe Ghana to help build a better environment for the children.’ The school is located at Agona Swedru in the Central Region of Ghana.  The  school provides Free education for all the students up the the Junior high school level. Menaye’s dream is to build more schools across all the regions in Ghana….

 

Menaye has been supporting the school through fundraisers and her using own money ”Until two years ago where she raised sufficient amount of money at the “Together for Hope” Gala in Milano which has made a tremendous difference in the school” Learn more about Menaye Charity Organisation by visiting  www.menayedonkor.com

 

The ‘Menaye School Of Hope’ recently had their 3rd speech and prize giving day. Check out some of the videos and photo from the event below

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Did you know? The ‘Menaye School Of Hope’  provides Free education for all the students up the the Junior high school level .

The former beauty queen is married to Ghanaian professional football player Sulley Muntari and blessed with a cute son Jamal.

Photo/Video Credit:  @swagofafricanews

Source: www.menayedonkor.com

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Books for Zimbabwe.Bisila Bokoko has been hard at work, doing one of the things she loves,helping children grow into well educated adults, opening the world to them
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Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project:Construction of the library
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Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project: completed library

Bisila Bokoko Meet Bisila Bokoko, International Brands Ambassador & Founder of Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project.

She is the only woman of African descent to serve as the Executive Director of the Spain–US Chamber of Commerce.

Bisila Bokoko is the founder and chairperson of “The Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project” (BBALP), a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote literacy among the African people.

Bisila focuses her efforts on organising people and resources to build modern libraries in Africa. She is the  former Executive Director of the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce in New York, a bi-lateral private U.S. non-profit organisation dedicated to fostering trade, investment and institutional relations between Spain and the United States. “Her ability to develop and cultivate relationships with foreign Heads of State, Ministries of Commerce / Economy and International business leaders has made her one of the ten most influential Spanish women in the American business.”

Bisila also runs a non-profit organization, she is a consultant for private companies in Europe and Africa. “I work as a Spokesperson/International Brand Ambassador and Business Developer for companies where I help to create pathways and opportunities.”…“I am the Global Ambassador and strategist for Pikolinos and I contribute to promote the Maasai Project, a line of shoes and bags designed in Kenya by over 1000 women from the Maasai Tribe.” Bisila Bokoko…

What an inspiration! Keep up the good work Bisila!

Photos Credit: Bisila Bokoko/Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project

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Menelik WatsonOakland Raiders tackle Player Menelik Watson has given his entire paycheck to 4-Year-Old Ava Urrea with Heart Condition.  Ava Urrea has had more than 14 procedures to help her with a heart problem she’s had since birth….

The NFL player Menelik Watson,  donated his entire game day pay check to Ava and her family after she was made  honorary captain…

Wow ! He’s such a great inspiration! This is a very good for NFL players,  it takes away some of the not so positive news that has surrounded them recently.

Kudos to Menelik Watson!

The Asamoah Gyan Foundation Gives 7,000 Dollars To Support A Young Ghanaian Boxer

All-time goal king of the Ghana national team, the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan has lifted up high the dream of a 13-year-old Ghanaian boxer, Joseph Awinongya Jr. based in the United States with a donation of 7,000 US dollars equivalent to 40,915 Ghana cedi.

 

The offer was officially handed to the little boxer mid today, November 30, 2020 at a press conference led by the captain of the black stars under his Asamoah Gyan Foundation.

Gyan announced his support to the talented young boy on his official social media handles as well as stating that Awinongya is blessed with a great talent and supporting him to develop his skills is very important.

 

The young boxer is said to have been preparing for an upcoming boxing competition in the United States.

At his age, he has competed in several boxing matches of which he became the winner of a lot of titles such as three-time Silver Gloves National Champ, USA National Champion, two-time Jnr Olympic National Champion and more.

 

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According to reports, the young boy’s achievements at this early age was fully supported by his father who has made it his key priority to nurture his son’s talents in order to reach greater heights in the world of sports with a lot of world titles in future as a professional boxer.

The young champion expressed his appreciation to the all-time leading goal scorer of the black stars of Ghana with joy and excitement on his Instagram page.

He also thanked all those who have contributed to achieving his dream as a professional boxer.

Asamoah Gyan Foundation donates $7,000 to Joseph Awinongya Jr.

 

Asamoah Gyan Foundation was established in August 2011, with the aim of providing humanitarian supports to the needy especially, the youth and help solve societal problems through education, good water, sports opportunities and healthcare.

Since the establishment of the charity organisation by the general captain of the Ghana national team, the foundation has been working tirelessly in all the areas promised to achieve in their vision.

One of the most important and precious things anyone can do is ‘GIVE BACK’ 

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The Asamoah Gyan Foundation has been the restoration of water pumping system in the hometown of the player in the Brong Ahafo Region, provision of healthcare equipment in various healthcare facilities in Accra and Kumasi, educational supports to brilliant but needy students, scholarships as well as built an ultra-modern AstroTurf for Accra Academy.

As the captain of the Black Stars, the soccer player has extended his football dribbling skills in many soccer clubs around the world including the Ghana premier league where he commenced his full-time soccer career at the Liberty Professionals.

Some of the clubs include, Udinese, Modena, Rennes, Sunderland, Al Ain, Kayserispor, NorthEast United and his current club Legon Cities.

 

He contributed immensely with his phenomenal skills in the soccer fraternity to the above clubs he was signed on.

Gyan has achieved several honours and awards since he started playing soccer professionally. Contributing to the success of people and putting smiles on the face of the less privileged through his Asamoah Gyan foundation is just an amazing initiative.

 We love seeing African Celebs giving back! Keep up the good work Baby Jet! 👏 

Photo Credit:  Asamoah Gyan

 

 We love seeing African Celebs giving back to the community! ”Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done~ proverbs 19 17” 

TBT: Mercy Johnson-Okojie and husband prince odianosen okojie  invited several widows to celebrate Easter with them in Ajah, Lagos. The couple blessed them with Clothes, Food Items and Money…

In addition to the above, She has been helping less privileged people in her community.

For such act of kindness God will surely continue to bless Mercy Johnson and her family, this is even biblical…

  • Deut. 24: 19 …’It shall be for the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.”

 

Luke 14:12-14  “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid.

But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.

 

  • 1 Timothy 5:16 If any believing woman has relatives who are widows, let her care for them. Let the church not be burdened, so that it may care for those who are truly widows.

Mercy Johnson first starred in the movie  “The Maid” in 2004.  Her outstanding performance in that movie paved the way for her in other movies such as Baby Oku in America, War in the Palace and many more..

 

She is now one of the most sought after Nollywood actress. Mercy Johnson won the Best Actress award at Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards 2013.

Similarly, Mercy won the award with a movie titled ‘Dumebi the Dirty Girl’. By December 2013, Mercy Johnson is one of the  Googles Nollywood Celebrity. Johnson has appeared in over 100+ movies. 

We’re huge fans of Mercy Johnson! How about you? 

‘There’s nothing more rewarding than giving back and making a difference in the lives of people…

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Photo credit: Mercy Johnson-Okojie

WCW: UNFPA Ambassador Stephanie Linus Addresses African Ambassadors In The DRC, Donors, Regional Director of UNFPA…

As part of her commitment to raising awareness on maternal health issues, the UNFPA Regional Ambassador for West and Central Africa Stephanie Linus visited the Democratic Republic of Congo in commemoration of the International Day to End Obstetrical Fistula.
The theme of this year’s commemoration was tagged “hope, healing and dignity for all”, and it featured several activities aimed at giving hope to girls and women around Africa.
From 23rd to 25th May, Mrs. Linus participated in a span of activities which included the screening of her award winning movie ‘DRY’, a private luncheon with African Ambassadors in the DRC and a visit to women repaired of fistula at the Biamba Marie Motombo Hospital in Kinshasa.
While speaking to the Ambassadors, Mrs. Linus requested them to work through their governments to do more for the girl child with emphasis on education, ending child marriage, ending obstetric fistula, improving access to health care.
The over 300-persons audience at the private viewing of DRY consisted of African Ambassadors in the DRC, Donors, Regional Director of UNFPA for the East and Southern Africa Region, UN heads of Agencies and Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Ministers and High Ranking Government Officials, Young parliamentarians of DRC, Representatives of International and National NGOs, Members of the Civil Society and various media representatives.
Stephanie Linus
Stephanie Linus
During her address, Mrs Linus declared that the theme of the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula “hope, healing and dignity for all” is food for thought and that it is time to act and actively seek ways to do more to change unhealthy behaviors, to improve health systems, and improve human rights for all.
“Women should not die while giving life. Girls have rights that need to be respected-education, decent jobs, chose who to marry and when to have children and how many of them. Every woman and girl has a right to be treated with respect and dignity”, she stated.
Stephanie Linus
She challenged the audience to constantly ask themselves the question – What is it that I can do more and do better?
Mrs. Linus also met young artists in the National Institute of Arts in Kinshasa whom she encouraged to look around, pick up the issues that are affecting the society and pass messages to end those ills through arts, music, movie and drama.
Stephanie Linus
Stephanie Linus was named the UNFPA Regional Ambassador in March 2017 in recognition of her far reaching advocacy for the rights of girls and women.
As Regional Ambassador, Mrs. Linus will help advocate and raise awareness on maternal health issues across Africa, whilst encouraging policies and laws that protect the rights and dignity of the girl child.
Learn more about ‘Fistula’ watch Stephanie Linus’s movie ‘DRY’

 

TBT: Be Inspired: No Situation is Hopeless! Charity worker Anja Ringgren Lovén, is a true example of:

”As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”~ Audrey Hepburn

“If we all do one random act of kindness daily, we just might set the world in the right direction.”~ Martin Kornfeld

“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” ~ Albert Schweitze

Anja Ringgren Lovén
This is It is from the rescue mission of Hope by Anja Ringgren Lovén in Nigeria

The little Nigerian boy in the above photo was branded ‘a witch’  and left to die. Anja took care of Hope and he is now well and attending school as per photo below

Hope, one year after
Hope, one year after Anja Ringgren Lovén rescued him

More about this amazing lady!

Anja Ringgren Lovén is the Co-founder at African Childrens Aid Education And Development Foundation and Founder, Director at DINNødhjælp – deres overlevelse… Anja Ringgren Lovén and her charity works at: www.dinnoedhjaelp.dk/en

Photo credit: Anja Ringgren Lovén (Instagram)

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We are huge fans of African Celebrities who give back the their communities. Join us in wishing our Celeb of the day Cameroonian/French professional mixed martial artist Heavyweight fighter Francis Ngannou an blessed Happy Birthday! 

Francis Ngannou started working at the age of 10… He started engaging in trainings with a small club in Douala city, Cameroon at age 22.

His passion for boxing made him auctioned all that he owned to buy his sports outfits and equipment to help fulfil his vision as an internationally recognised boxer.

Because of his childhood experience of knowing how difficult it is for some children in Cameroon he decided to help make their dreams a reality

There’s nothing more rewarding than giving back and making a difference in the lives of people

Aspiring to provide the opportunity to fight for good and open doors his community,  Francis Ngannou founded a Charity Organisation ‘Francis Ngannou Foundation’ to help the underprivileged children in Cameroon.

Francis Ngannou Foundation – Batié Cameroon 🇨🇲

The MMA gym is one of the project serving the main purpose of the foundation through training. The gym was regarded as the first well-built facility with all the necessary sports equipment in Cameroon.

The provision of quality facilities has helped a lot of youth in Cameroon to follow their dreams of combat sports through holistic coaching and experience

 Be it in a form of money or time, one of the most important and precious things anyone can do is to give back

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He decided to channel the course more into sports because he believes sports has a huge impact on people’s outlook- and outcome like he experienced.

Therefore, providing similar opportunity he embraced in his trying days seeking to achieve his dreams for the young adult in Cameroon sounded the best.

God loves a cheerful giver

He’s done a phenomenal job through his foundation and has helped with the discovery of skills by teaching the fundamental lessons of sportsmanship.

The foundation looks forward to expand trainings in sports like Judo, Boxing, Karate, MMA, and Kickboxing.

For more information on Francis Ngannou Foundation Visit

Join African Celebs in wishing Francis Ngannou Bon Anniversaire! 🎁 

Photo Credit: Francis Ngannou 

We like celebrities who take time to give back to the community! Today Kenyan media personality and artist Tanasha Donna took time out of her busy SAWA media tour to visit the Dickson Children’s home in Bamburi, Mombasa Kenya. 

Tanasha Donna spent time with the children, getting to know the children more about their ambitions and future plans. Whilst visiting the centre, she also got to know some the kids skills and talent through their artworks and more.

The Gere hit maker advised the youngsters to follow their dreams and also work hard, she added that with prayers everything is  impossible.

 

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Have watched the official SAWA video? If not you can watch it on YouTube