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Flavour to perform as Rochas Foundation marks 20th anniversary

Flavour to perform as Rochas Foundation marks 20th anniversary
February 16
23:51 2018

Chinedu Okoli, Nigerian musician better known as Flavour, is expected to perform at the 20th anniversary of The Rochas Foundation, a non-governmental organisation.

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, founded it in 1998.

As part of the celebration for providing free education to the less privileged through its educational empowerment programmes, the foundation has put together a special programme.

In a statement, Uloma Rochas, director-general of the organisation, said the idea behind the celebration is for the foundation to take stock, reinvigorate and outline strategies for expansion and further growth.

“The Rochas Foundation was founded February 24, 1998 (That makes it 20 years in 2018) by Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha, a Nigerian entrepreneur and education philanthropist who is passionate about free education for every African child. We pride ourselves as leaders in advocating and promoting free education and life-changing opportunities for the less privileged African child,” the statement read.

“In the last two decades, we have established 10 functional Rochas Foundation colleges (Ogboko, Enugu, Jos, Bauchi, Yola, Zaria, Kano, Sokoto, Owerri and Ibadan), with over 15,000 children receiving free and qualitative education presently and more than 4,000 graduates that make up the Rochas Foundation Old Students Association (ROFOSA).

“We thus find it expedient to celebrate this milestone in the life of this foundation, as it will afford us the unique opportunity of stocktaking, and reinvigorate for expansion and growth.”

The anniversary is expected to feature paper presentations by notable scholars on the achievability of free and qualitative education in Nigeria, a video documentary of the 20 years of educational empowerment and elimination of ignorance by the foundation.

There would also be a special presentation by the old students of the colleges, love sharing, where the elites in the society are encouraged to take advantage of the platform to bring love offerings to be distributed to the less privileged present at the Heroes Square, Owerri, venue of the 20th Anniversary celebration, while top Nigeria musical sensation.

As part of its goals, Uloma said the foundation has also set for itself, the target of taking one million African children off the street by 2030.


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