Owerri Metropolitan city was agog last weekend when the Rochas Foundation College, a pet project of the Imo state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, rolled out its drums to celebrate 20years of remarkable free and qualitative education to mostly indigent children in major states across the country.
The show which took off at the popular premises of the Imo International Convention Centre, IICC, swerved through the Bank road, Tetlow, Wetheral, and finally ended at the Okigwe road headquarters of the Rochas Foundation group.
It however, attracted notable personalities in the Nigerian entertainment industry like the onetime Big Brother Africa winner, Utih Nwachukwu, while thousands of Rochas Foundation students, adorned in their colorful attires, sang and danced to the musical sounds which took Owerri by storm.
Addressing reporters at the end of the show, the Director General, Rochas Foundation, Mrs Uloma Nwosu, who could not hide her joy at the large turnout of participants, described the road show as a walk of love.
She maintained that the sustenance of the tuition free and qualitative education offered by the Rochas Foundation in the last 20years has been quite fulfilling, stressing that the foundation would not relent in its contribution to human capital development.
The DG also revealed that in its 20years of fruitful existence, Rochas Foundation, has successfully engaged over 15 thousand students in its free education policy, adding that out of the number, over 4 thousand students have graduated and subsequently secured jobs in different fields of life.
Mrs. Nwosu, further hinted that the foundation has gone into the health sector with the offering of free healthcare services, while the Rochas Foundation College of Africa, ROFOSA, has gone into educating Africa with the recent adoption of 5 indigent children, in each of the 55 countries of Africa.
She however called on the well-meaning citizens to come on board and be volunteers, while emulating the good legacies of the foundation towards making the world a better place.