An international model and CEO of Fashion Connect Africa (FCA), Victoria Michaels, chose to celebrate her birthday in a different way this time around.
On Wednesday, she marked the day by investing the money intended to be used for the party by donating it to help people who are suffering from Covid-19.
Victoria, who has evolved into a full-grown entrepreneur and humanitarian, has been contributing to the production of ‘1 Million Masks Project’ by her FCA Limited.
The ‘1 Million Masks Project’ was recently launched with a ceremony at the Accra Marriot Hotel, attended by dignitaries such Her Excellency Ambassador Diana Acconcia, Head of European Union (EU) delegation to Ghana; Gifty Twum Ampofo, Deputy Minister for Education and MP for Abuakwa; Ayesha Bedwei, President of the American Chamber of Commerce and partner at PwC; Dr. Baffour Awuah, representative of the Minister of Health; Chief of Mpehuasem, Nana Brame Okai II; Mr Daniel Agama, Company Secretary of Zenith Bank Ghana; Simon Madjie, Executive Secretary of AMCHAM, among many others.
When asked what her plans are regarding the celebration of her birthday, she bluntly said, “I am not insensitive and ignorant of the times we are in. Many have died from the spread of the deadly pandemic Covid-19, so why party? It is my duty as a patriotic citizen to protect and inform the public through my platform ‘Africa Literacy Development Initiative’, the flagship programme of Victoria Michaels Foundation.”
“The funds that would have gone into organising a party has been donated towards the production of more masks for those in the deprived communities and this makes me proud of myself,” she added.
So far, donations and contributions have been made towards the production of about 81,200 nose masks, out of which 48,750 have been distributed already.
Production is still ongoing at the Fashion Connect Africa Garment Factory thanks to its partners like the American Chamber of Commerce Ghana, European Union, Blue Space Africa, College-For-Ama, Soccabet, BOJ Garment Factory Ghana, Altimate Advertising, 1647 Garment Factory Ghana, among others.
“The best birthday present anyone would give me is a donation towards this life-changing project. Please donate so we can collectively protect the deprived in the rural areas, especially now that election is around the corner,” she appealed.
By Francis Addo