Ghanaian born Hollywood actor Abraham Attah’s Foundation (Abraham Attah Foundation) on Sunday, April 2, partnered Tatas and Friends and STEP to donate brand new Tom Shoes and educational materials to less privileged children at Accra Central.
“This brought smiles to the faces of the kids and they say thank you to Abraham Attah, TOMS and Tatas and Friends,” Mawuko Kuadzi.
According to Mawuko Kuadzi, Manager of Abraham Attah, the donation forms part of promised made by the foundation to donate 10,000 pairs of Toms shoes to various schools and orphanage across the country.
STEP is an organization that provides education to street children in areas like Accra Central, Agbogbloshie and Malata Market all in Accra.
Abraham Attah gained international prominence playing alongside Idris Elba in the movie Beasts of No Nation directed by Emmy Award-winning Cary Fukunaga.
Playing the character ‘Agu’ who when civil war tears his family apart, is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters and transformed into a child soldier earned Attah praise around the world.
He won Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at Venice Film Festival 2015, ‘Best Male Lead’ award at the 2016 Independent Spirit Awards, and also Rising Star Award’ at the Black Fim Critics Circle (BFCC). The award scheme called Attah’s role as “one of the strongest and most phenomenal we have ever seen” and added that he had “a very bright future ahead of him”.
The movie was based on the 2005 novel of the same title by Uzodinma Iweala. Shoot in Ghana, it starred Ama K. Abebrese, Fred Amugi and Grace Nortey.
The movie was the first fictional feature produced and distributed by Streaming Service Netflix.