Benik Afobe is a striker of Congolese decent, currently playing as a forward for AFC Bournemouth. The East London born athlete has always recognised the granted fortune of having supportive parents to guide him through his career. After his parents fled the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) during the turbulence of the civil war in the late 80s, the family became passionate about alleviating child abandonment in Kinshasa, the country’s capital.
“We work together with several businesses and generous donors to provide as much as possible for the most vulnerable youth registered to our support in Congo. Our aim for 2017 is to create more sustainable programmes there but also to provide opportunities and activities for young people in the UK to get involved with too. Poverty amongst orphans in Africa is not something one or few organisations can combat but the impact The Afobe Foundation has made so far in DRC has been fantastic. Thank you for your donati0ns.”