Senya Beraku, Ghana’s Central Region, has seen the joyful opening of the Christian Atsu Educational Center. Five months after his sad death, this important milestone signifies the realization of the late Ghanaian football player’s desire to create an orphanage school.
The Christian Atsu Educational Center was formally opened on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, representing the accomplishment of Atsu’s dream to support and educate orphaned children and leaving behind a lasting legacy in his honor.
Tragically, Christian Atsu perished in the catastrophic earthquake that hit Turkey in February. His death sparked questions about whether the school would be finished, as he had been paying for it personally for the Becky’s Foundation.
The Christian Atsu Educational Center’s nine-unit classroom block cost an estimated £4JUdGzvrMFDWrUUwY3toJATSeNwjn54LkCnKBPRzDuhzi5vSepHfUckJNxRL2gjkNrSqtCoRUrEDAgRwsQvVCjZbRyFTLRNyDmT1a1boZVbuild.A crucial part in making the initiative happen was played by Newcastle United, Chelsea FC, and Everton.
By auctioning off the jerseys worn by their players, Chelsea FC played a crucial role in helping to fund the completion of the school. Through Arms Around the Child, a nonprofit for which Atsu served as an ambassador, these money were distributed.
The opening of the Christian Atsu Educational Center is evidence of Atsu’s unwavering dedication to improving the lives of orphaned kids by providing them with an education. For many years to come, the community and his legacy will be inspired by and affected by him.