The Hubi & Vinciane Foundation awards the title “ambassador” to people who are very involved with the Foundation and who want to use their reputation or experience to bring the Foundation to the attention of the Foundation through their network.
Here we put their story in the spotlight.
Ambassador Ismael Bako
Ismael Bako, the top Beninese-Belgian basketball player, became ambassador of our Foundation. He contacted us himself to ask if and how he could support the Foundation. As a top athlete, he will mainly focus on our campaigns for a balanced and healthy diet in Benin. At the beginning of July 2021, he already travelled to Benin to visit the Foundation’s various projects.
Do you want to know more about Ismael? Then take a look at the bottom of the page at the report of the conversation our communication manager had with him.
Ambassador Kathleen Cools
Flemish journalist and TV face Kathleen Cools is committed to making our Foundation more known. She herself explains her commitment as follows:
“I came into contact with Hubi & Vinciane very coincidentally, as a moderator for an information evening that the foundation organized. I was very impressed by the philosophy of the project, the professional approach of the people who put their shoulders to it, and their enthusiasm. As an ambassador, I would like to help further support this powerful organization and, who knows, give more publicity, because they deserve that. ”
Ambassador Machteld Cuyt
For a few years, Machteld Cuyt has not missed an opportunity to support the Foundation. From the Cuyt Orthopedics family business but also through her personal network of friends and acquaintances, she always knows how to find opportunities to mobilize people.
Ambassador Angelo Moustapha
Angelo Moustapha is a drummer, percussionist and composer from Benin. In 2017, the year he was voted best drummer in Africa, his career also took off in Europe. He has already completed several projects in Belgium with well-known jazz guitarist Philip Catherine and other artists (Flagey, Bozar, Bijloke, Jazz Middelheim). He has also been invited to several festivals in the Netherlands, France and Serbia . From late June to early August 2023, he was co-creator of the White Box project at Brown University in the USA.
We were, therefore, delighted when Angelo accepted our request to become an ambassador for our Foundation. At the Foundation’s fortieth anniversary celebrations in Benin in November 2022, he made his entrance and delighted everyone with a magnificent performance.
Visite of Ismael Bako to the Foundation in Benin
Conversation with Ismael Bako
Ismael Bako, Benin-Belgian professional basketball player and ambassador of our Foundation, was in Benin from 2 to 7 July 2021.