Popular Ghanaian actor, Van Vicker recently launched the Van Vicker Foundation, which seeks to support the nation’s youth development drive.
The foundation also seeks to create an enabling environment for the youth to pursue their dreams.
The launching which took place at the Lyron International School, Ghana, was witnessed by fans of the top actor from The Gambia, US, Canada, United Kingdom, the Caribbean and Ghana.
The Foundation launch had high power dignitaries like Mr. Eugene Hogah(Globacom), Ghanaian high_life musician, Pat Thomas, Mr. Eddie Nyarko aka Mr. T (manager of Van Vicker). Ms. Ama Shabby (proprietress of Lyron International School), and Tic-Tac gracing the occasion.
While unfolding plans for the foundation Van Vicker disclosed that as part of its activities, the foundation will invest in the production of low budget movies to grow new talents in the movie industry.
He also gave insight as to how the foundation will operated explaining that weekend sports clinics will be held on Saturdays for children at the foundation’s centres namely, the Budumburam Camp and the premises of Lyron International School at Baatsona.
Members of the foundation will also have access to musical instruments and music tutors, while professional actors will also serve as mentors for those with interests in acting. Educative materials and library services will also be made available to them.
Speaking on behalf of members of the Van Vicker Foundation in the Diaspora, American born Ms Dianne Dixon, said Africans in the Diaspora love African movies and children on the continent, hence their decision to fly down to support the foundation.
“We have realised that the children need basic things such as books, food and clothes and we are prepared to help”. She advised other African celebrities to give back to society as Van Vicker had done and congratulated him on his decision to support youth development.