Karim Adeyemi Foundation joins forces with Borussia Dortmund for Community Development.

IBADAN, Nigeria, January 11 2024 — Our Icon, Nigerian-German footballer, Karim Adeyemi, during the Bundesliga’s winter break embarked on a pivotal visit to Nigeria, where he personally engaged with the impactful initiatives led by his foundation,  Karim Adeyemi Foundation. The mission centred on advancing the Foundation’s commitment to creating a better life for children and youths while driving community development.

In the sprawling city of Ibadan, the Borussia Dortmund (BVB) representatives witnessed firsthand the Foundation’s dedication to eliminating poverty, ending inequalities, and empowering local youths through education, empowerment, and football development. Notable highlights included Karim’s involvement in the Adeyemi Football Club U’13   training sessions at the Olubadan Stadium, engagement in street football in Odo Osun, and commissioning a water borehole—a milestone benefiting 20,000 people in the Odo Osun community.

Another notable highlight was the courtesy visit paid to the Olubadan palace to pay homage and show solidarity with the King of Ibadanland, the Olubadan of Ibadan. This visit displayed his connection to the Yoruba culture and his love for collaboration with key stakeholders that propel development in communities.

Karim’s visit to Nigeria underscored the deep connection he feels towards the country. Expressing his commitment, he stated, “I wanted to contribute and uplift the people of Nigeria.” This resonates with the Foundation’s ambitious goal of providing education to 1,000 students by 2030, particularly addressing the issue of out-of-school children in Oyo State.

Accompanied by Christian Diercks, Head of the BVB Evonik Football Academy, Adeyemi’s visit symbolises the alignment between the Karim Adeyemi Foundation and Borussia Dortmund in fostering community development. Greeted by local fans dressed in BVB jerseys, the collaboration emphasizes the global impact of this partnership in creating positive change.

About Karim Adeyemi Foundation

Karim Adeyemi Foundation, a non-governmental organization based in Nigeria, is dedicated to addressing the needs of individuals in three key areas:

Education: Providing access to education and scholarships for students and educators alike.

Football: Identifying raw talent and nurturing young individuals to become skilled footballers.

Empowerment: Supporting the development of individuals, including those with disabilities.

The foundation’s overarching goal is to empower individuals to lead improved and more promising lives. Despite being a relatively new organization, the Karim Adeyemi Foundation has already made a substantial impact in Nigeria.

 Contact Details

Olaolu Adedayo

Chief Operations Officer

Karim Adeyemi Foundation


+44 7727 664093

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