The Rochas Foundation has earmarked about N1 billion to return out-of-school youngsters to the classroom. The Foundation additionally mentioned it’s partnering the Federal Ministry of Education on the undertaking.
Director-General of the Foundation, Ucy Okorocha, advised journalists in Abuja that over 5,737 college students are in numerous faculties throughout the nation courtesy of the Foundation. She additionally mentioned about 20,000 orphans and underprivileged youngsters have been educated because the institution of the muse in in 1998 by Senator Rochas Okorocha.
“Rochas Foundation is budgeting the sum of N1 billion for this programme. This fund will be disbursed through NGO’s who are found to be credible to help pursue this cause in their various localities where they exist,” Okorocha mentioned.
She mentioned as a part of efforts to increase the horizon of the free training exterior Nigeria, the Foundation established the Rochas Foundation College For Africa the place youngsters from much less privilege background inthe continent take pleasure in free and qualitative training for gratis to their nation.
“The vision to give scholarships to at least five indigent kids from each of the 55 African countries is daily yielding fruitful results as students are arriving daily to benefit from the laudable initiative. At the last count, we have 148 kids from 19 different countries across the continent,” Okorocha mentioned.