Current news report have it that Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is expected in Owerri, capital of Imo State on Thursday, November 9, 2017 as a guest of the Rochas Okorocha Foundation in a renewed effort to focus attention on the plight of homeless, orphaned, abandoned, abused and indigent children across the African continent, a passion which she shares with the foundation.
Meanwhile A statement signed by the Director-General of the foundation, Mrs Uloma Nwosu, and issued Tuesday in Owerri, indicated that the out-going Liberian President will pay a visit to the newly established Rochas Foundation College of Africa during which she will be united with five children from her country who are part of the pioneer students of the school.
The five children are part of the 275 children drawn from 55 countries in Africa and who have since resumed as pioneer students of the Rochas Okorocha Foundation College of Africa (ROFOCA), in a bold move targeted at rescuing one million children off the streets in the entire continent by 2030. There are presently five children from 55 countries in the college.
Mrs Nwosu explained that the 275 children in the college based in Owerri are different from over 15000 others in the five Rochas Foundation Schools spread across Nigeria which has recorded over 4000 graduates who are today members of the Rochas Okorocha Foundation Old Students Association (ROFOSA).
She further revealed that Mrs Sirleaf is to receive an award for her distinguished role in curbing the Ebola plague as well as attending to the needs and plight of millions of Liberian children directly affected by the deadly disease, a feat considered by men and women on the African continent and around the world as exemplary and worthy of emulation. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is to be signed between the foundation and the August visitor.
The Director-General expressed the hope that the visit will help in fostering unity, peace, and social integration in the continent while urging the people of Imo State and Nigerians in general to accord the Liberian leader the desired hospitality for they are known. – My Nation News