The pivot of Orlando Magica Bismack Biyombo, launched “Child Of Africa” a mobilization of the children of Africa wishing to act to make a change on their continent.
The “Child of Africa” campaign
The “Child of Africa” campaign was born from a discussion that the basketball player had with Akon, Djimon Hounsou, Fally Ipupa and Isha Sesay. He noticed that each of them were doing social actions on their side, but that the impact would be greater if they combined their actions. Thus he managed to gather around his cause all these celebrities, and the campaign “Child of Africa” saw the day. Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o and Didier Drogba soon joined the initiative.
“Child of Africa” plans to use school building fundraisers, rural electrification, school scholarships etc. They want to bring solutions to the problems that arise in different countries of the African continent.
An outstanding player and social entrepreneur
Born in Lubumbashi in August 1992, Bismack Biyombo was discovered by coach Mario Palma at the age of 16 at a youth tournament in Yemen. Impressed, he gave him the opportunity to train in Spain. After an interesting career in Spain, he joined the NBA in 2011 with Charlotte Bobcats, then the Torontos Raptors in 2015, and finally Orlando Magic where he has been since 2016.
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He is co-founder of Kivu International School (KIS), a school located in the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. KIS serves the development of Congo and the training of young leaders. The school aims to make its students motivated, responsible and enterprising citizens.
Bismack Biyombo also has a foundation that aims at developing young people, creating young leaders with strong values that will ultimately change Africa.