Rochas Foundation to offer 1000 students free education in Benue reports that Founder of Rochas Foundation and Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has said illiteracy is the greatest challenge confronting the African continent, saying adequate education will help to eliminate poverty and hunger.

This is even as plans are underway by the Rochas Foundation to offer free and qualitative education to 1,000 children at the Internally Displaced Persons camp in Benue State, North Central, Nigeria. 

Okorocha made the disclosure during the activities to mark the 20th anniversary of the foundation in Owerri, the Imo State capital. 
Okorocha said the vision of the foundation is to give qualitative  education to 1,000000 children from Africa before year 2030.
 According to him, 17,000 children  including   those from African countries are benefitting from the free education offered by his foundation. 
He said "I dedicate this anniversary today to the less privileged ones in the society who wants to go to school but could not because their parents are poor, today a clarion call has gone to those who have to help those that does not have, we want to take one million children out of the streets if only it could be possible in 2030 it will help Africa".
According to him, giving has not left him poorer, rather it has made him richer. He stated " giving has not made me poor. Giving has rather made me rich. So I stand bold to say today that I am a wealthy man. And let no one envy me because you may be envying the God that created me. The more I give, the more I get and no one can stop me from giving. And I have transferred the spirit of giving to my children. First, to my wife who has never stopped building houses for indigent widows and has built over 270 houses to that effect". 
Okorocha said "as I do this, I have only managed to take about 17,000 children. We enroll about 1,000 children yearly, but that is not enough, it’s like a drop of water in the ocean. So, this day is not just a celebration, this day is a wakeup call on all government officials and all those in any form of power or authority and those who have been given privilege of life of wealth, should help those who do not have". 
Meanwhile, the Director General of Rochas Foundation, Mrs Uloma Nwosu on her part said the intervention in Benue was to reduce the over 10,000 children estimated to be out of school as a result of the recent violet clashes in  Benue state. 

Rochas Foundation to offer 1000 students free education in Benue Rochas Foundation to offer 1000 students free education in Benue Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Rating: 5

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