Rochas Foundation

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Rochas Foundation
Founded1998
FounderRochas Okorocha
Typenon-profit organization
charitable organization
HeadquartersAbuja, Nigeria
Websitehttps://www.rochasfoundation.org

Rochas Foundation is non - governmental, non-profit and charitable organization founded in 1998[1] with headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria. It was founded by Rochas Okorocha, a Nigerian Businessman and politician.[2][3][4] Rochas Foundation focuses on empowering less privileged children on the streets of Africa through access to quality education through provision of free education scholarships.[5][6] It has 21 tuition-free schools across 12 states in Nigeria. In October 2019, Rochas Foundation budgeted one billion Naira to help out of school children in Nigeria.[7] In 2018, it offered scholarships to one thousand children in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Benue State.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. Nasir, Jamilah (16 February 2018). "Flavour to perform as Rochas Foundation marks 20th anniversary". The Cable.
  2. IV, Editorial (2019-09-27). "Rochas College celebrates founder's 57th birthday in Kano". Blueprint. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  3. "Okorocha floats READ". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  4. Chukwu, Ebere (2017-11-08). "Rochas Okorocha Foundation hosts Liberia's Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Thursday". TODAY. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  5. "Rochas Foundation gives scholarships to 899 students in plateau". Daily Nigerian. 2019-09-27. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  6. "I've Never Experienced Anything Like Rochas Foundation – Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf". Channels Television. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  7. "Rochas Foundation earmarks N1bn to tackle out of school children challenge". Pulse Nigeria. 2019-10-23. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  8. says, Ezekiel Okeke (2018-02-26). "Killings: Rochas Foundation offers scholarship to 1,000 Benue children". The Sun Nigeria. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  9. admin (2018-02-26). "Reprieve for Benue IDPs as Rochas Foundation Offers 1,000 Scholarships to Displaced Children". THISDAYLIVE. Retrieved 2020-04-09.



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