KGL Group partners Asamoah Gyan Foundation to promote youth entrepreneurship

Published on: 08 August 2022

The Asamoah Gyan Foundation is working with KGL Group, a Ghanaian company with subsidiaries engaged in digital solutions, innovations, fintech, and logistics, to advance a shared mission for youth entrepreneurship and capacity building.

The KGL Group, acting through its corporate social responsibility arm, the KGL Foundation, has signed a one-year collaboration agreement with the Asamoah Gyan Foundation as part of its corporate responsibility initiatives aimed at empowering youth and encouraging wealth accumulation.

With the help of this agreement, Asamoah Gyan, the legendary Ghanaian football player, will be able to capitalize on his status as a national icon and the KGL Foundation's mission to empower communities and transform lives in order to encourage the next wave of young entrepreneurs to build value and wealth in a variety of industries.

With a primary focus on cooperative activities between both Foundations, this recently established connection will strive to explore opportunities for collaboration across the pillars of Sports (football and tennis), Education (STEM for Girls), and Youth Empowerment.

Among the initiatives covered by the agreement are a proposed book tour for "LeGyandery" organized by Asamoah Gyan under his foundation, which will visit a few senior high schools to meet with young people and conduct training programs for the KGL Foundation Under-17 Juvenile League.

Speaking after the event the Executive Chairman of the KGL Group said:

“KGL Group has sought to deliver excellence and dexterity in all our operations since its inception. This allows us to work together to fulfil our joint mission of poverty eradication through wealth creation. Giving back is essential to our operations, and I see this as a unique opportunity for us to impact the next generation of entrepreneurs and footballers,”

“This also serves as a fantastic opportunity for Asamoah Gyan as he winds down his football career. He has shown an apt for entrepreneurship which excites me! I hope he will further build on his experiences as he embarks on this new stage of his life,” he added.

Gyan is the all-time leading goalscorer of the Ghana national team, with 51 goals. He represented Ghana at the 2006, 2010, and 2014 FIFA World Cups. With 6 goals, he is the top African goalscorer in the history of the World Cup.