It is not common to see someone successful, wanting others to succeed.
Victoria Michaels isn’t just an admirer of people’s success, he invests his time and resources to help people succeed.
The Ghana-based Nigerian actor and an acclaimed change agent, founded a non-profit organization in his name. With the organization aimed at women’s empowerment and less privileged children across Ghana, Michaels is doing so great with Victoria Michaels Foundation.
….#Repost @victoriamichaelsfoundation McVitie’s in collaboration with the Victoria Michaels Foundation – ALDI visited the Akweibu Basic School in Dansoman, Accra to celebrate the “Make Happy, Be Happy Day” which is an important date at the calendar of McVitie’s parent company. pladis. Every year, on the 3rd Thursday of November, 26,000 pladis employees or `pladisians` as we like to call them go out and make efforts to bring happiness to others. The day honours the belief of the founder, Sabri Ulker’s belief that no matter where in the world you live, you have the right to a happy childhood`. In his presentation, Mr. Patrick Osei-Adusah, Territory Sales Manager, pladis Global owners of McVitie’s biscuits reiterated that, “happiness is something our company believes in It is the core to our business. This is what we are working to achieve through our McVitie’s brand in Ghana. In partnership with the Victoria Michaels Foundation, pladis greeted 600 children ranging from kindergarden to junior high school withexercise books, mathematical sets, pens, pencils, crayons and McVities products and celebrated Make Happy Be Happy Day together with children and volunteers. Last year, the company had a similar collaboration with the Osu Children’s Home. The Victoria Michaels Foundation offers humanitarian aids and social development programs to rural communities in Africa. The Foundation seeks to provide hope to deprived persons by focusing on three major areas: – Education, Women/Girl Child Development and Youth Empowerment. #victoriamichaelsfoundation #touchingliveseverywhere #ALDI #youcanmakeadifference #mcvities #pladisglobal #makehappybehappy ? @qepgh
On what best describe Michael, he’s a model, actor, entrepreneur and change agent. “I am very passionate about impacting lives and adding value to my community. I am also a firm believer in values such as resilience, humility, handwork, teamwork, and integrity.” Michaels says of himself.
Michaels who was nurtured by legendary Kofi Ansah, lives a life of no regret even till now. Michaels says he believed Kofi is a man who came before his time. “Being under his tutelage is one of the best moments of my life. All that I am metamorphosing into was already seen and predicted by Kofi Ansah, he saw it before anyone did. I’ve been extremely lucky to have been mentored and coached by an amazing person in the fashion industry.” Michaels stressed.
Michaels acknowledges the impact of Kofi in his life. He said Kofi gave him a sense of vision and direction as a model.
Revealing the drive behind his social change movement, Michaels said his drive is to help people succeed. “I want the photographer to get result when he focuses his lenses on me, I want to see my MUA commended for her beat on my face, I want the stylist or the designer to be applauded for their creativity,” adding that, “success is nothing if we have all not succeeded.“
Michaels with his foundation, seeks to eradicate illiteracy among the Blacks. Exploring his Africa Development Literacy Initiative, Michaels is ferociously push the literacy development agenda as a catalyst for change.
His words; “ALDI is committed to changing the literacy narrative in Africa beginning from Ghana. We have achieved a lot since our inception. Together with our partners we voted the sum of Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars ($500,000) to expanding the literacy frontier and so far we have expanded over 30% of it in building of school blocks, libraries, provision of learning aids, supply of book boxes, scholarship schemes and other various literacy interventions in Ghana.“
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