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The Guardian: Offor Foundation’s education initiative commended

This article was originally published in The Guardian on Thursday, March 19, 2015. To see the original publication, click here. Nigerian envoy to Tanzania commends Offor Foundation’s education initiative The Education Initiative by the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation, aimed at promoting learning across the continent of Africa was last Friday extended to schools in Bagamoyo region in Tanzania.Over 1, 500 students representing six secondary schools gathered to receive over 22, 000 academic books shipped to the region in partnership with Books For Africa, a United States-based non-governmental organisation. About 19 other African countries including Nigeria, the foundation said, are benefitting from similar gesture by the foundation. The Nigerian High Commissioner to Tanzania, Ambassador Ishaya Samaila Majanbu, who was present at the presentation exercise, applauded Offor and the foundation for the exemplary act of altruism and support for academic enlightenment amongst ...


Vanguard: Ambassador lauds Emeka Offor Foundation’s education initiative

The following article was published on March 18, 2015 by Vanguard. See the original article here. Ambassador lauds Emeka Offor Foundation’s education initiative The Nigerian High Commissioner to Tanzania, Ambassador Ishaya Majanbu, has commended Sir Emeka Offor Foundation’s Education Initiative, following the donation of 22,000 books to schools in Bagamoyo region of Tanzania by the foundation. Over 1,500 students, representing six secondary schools, gathered to receive the books shipped to the region by the Foundation, in partnership with Books for Africa, a US based NGO. A similar effort, the foundation said, had been extended to about 19 other African countries, including Nigeria. Ambassador Majanbu, who was present, applauded Sir Emeka Offor and the Foundation for the exemplary act of altruism and support for academic enlightenment among Africans. He noted that such philanthropic gestures by the Foundation ought to be emulated ...


Educating Africa: Sir Emeka Offor Steps up to the Plate

By Doug Stone, Books for Africa A new business model is emerging in Africa and it has the potential to benefit millions of underserved people around the far reaches of the continent. The model embraces corporate social responsibility and involves business leaders giving back to the places where they built and acquired their wealth. These private benefactors are now also collaborating with NGOs and governments to advance core development needs and goals. No better example exists than Sir Emeka Offor, a leading Nigerian businessman, who since 2011 has donated $950,000 to Books For Africa (BFA) to ship 1.7 million books and computers valued at over $18 million to children and students in 19 African countries, including his own home country Nigeria. What is unique about Sir Emeka’s generosity beyond the size of the donation, is that his support will help ...