Out of social responsibility towards Burundi, his mother’s native country, PSG defender Thilo Kehrer has opened a youth center with the help of his foundation.
The 23-year-old German defender’s charity aims to provide new opportunities for young people in the East African country.
“The center will also focus on culture and sport. It will focus on ideas and opportunities for young Burundians to help them develop in different areas: in their creativity, their desires, their sharing and different values that are important in life. And that’s where the center wants to go.” Thilo said
This is the first project of the Thilo Kehrer Foundation. For those who aspire to emulate the footsteps of the international football star, this is an opportunity for them.
Ntakarutimana Jean Bosco, coach of the Musongati team in Burundi, is delighted with the impact the foundation will have on the lives of young Burundians.
“I think what every player here is thinking is, ‘Why not me? Why can’t I be like him (Thilo Kehrer, editor’s note), an ambassador for others, succeeding abroad and when I come back, do activities like him. Is that?'”
The charity which was inaugurated in Paris on Monday June 20 is the first project of the Thilo Kehrer Foundation.
The Parisian players present at the launch all made a donation to acquire works of art with the aim of financing a center which will help young Burundians who have finished their studies.