Victor Wanyama Partners With Red Cross to Battle Covid-19

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Retired Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama in action at the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama has partnered with the Kenya Red Cross, Gina Din Foundation and the Africa Yoga Project to help combat Covid-19 in Mathare slum, Nairobi.

The former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder through his foundation "The Victor Wanyama Foundation" partnered with the three organizations.

In a video posted on Twitter by the Victor Wanyama Foundation, the stalwart had a message for Kenyans, "During this fight against coronavirus, it is important we all as Kenyans play our part to stop the spread.

"Make sure you follow the guidelines you set by the healthcare officials, wash your hands thoroughly and social distance yourself as much as possible.

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama during a match against Bournemouth in the 2017/18 season.
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"If we all play our part, we will beat this. The Victor Wanyama Foundation and the Kenya Red Cross will do all we can to help during this period."

Over 200 sanitising kits, masks and some shopping will on Friday afternoon be distributed to needy families at the Billian Family Centre.

The Centre is a youth empowerment and community centre based in Mathare and serves as an educational centre in the slum.

It offers after-school activities which include educational tutoring, after-school music, and dance lessons, adult health screening, open library and study times amongst other activities.

In an interview with Nairobi News, Billian Family Centre founder Billian Ojiwa was delighted with the kind act, "We are so great full as a community, this act will go a long way in helping us curb this deadly pandemic. Together we stand stronger."

Slums have been marked as high-risk areas of Covid-19 due to the high population closely crammed up and poor sanitation levels.

The Montreal Impact midfielder has been involved in a number of charitable courses aside from the Victor Wanyama Foundation as he donated a bus to his former side Country Bus FC and is also building an academy.

Wanyama is the Youth Goodwill Ambassador for the Kenya Red Cross.

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