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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 ...


American International School Recognizes Sir Emeka Offor’s Philanthropy

Meeting with AISA PTA Leaders is a Continuation of a Beautiful Friendship In recognition of Sir Emeka Offor's recent donation to the American International School (AISA) International Food Fair and Festival, the President of  Parents Teachers Association (PTA) joined other PTA leaders on a courtesy visit on Tuesday, May 20th. Sir Emeka is the Executive Vice Chairman of The Chrome Group, an oil and gas conglomerate, and founder of Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF). The group President, Dana Mendelson, said the visit was to extend their appreciation for Sir Offor’s generosity and his recent donation of the sum of N2,000,000 towards the fundraiser held on April 19th at Hilton Congress Hall. Mrs. Mendelson during her opening remarks stated that the purpose of the International Food Fair & Festival was to create an opportunity “for the school to come together as one community, now we have ...


Publishers Weekly Reports on Sir Emeka Offor Foundation

The following article by Claire Kirch of Publisher's Weekly was published on June 18, 2013. To see the original article, please click here. Books for Africa Receives $600,000 Donation By Claire Kirch | Jun 18, 2013 Books for Africa, the St. Paul, Minn.-based organization that collects donated books and ships them to schools and libraries in 49 African countries, has announced that the Nigerian-based Sir Emeka Offor Foundation has donated $600,000 to BFA. It is the largest cash donation BFA has received in its 25-year history. The money will be used to ship 1.1 million books to Nigeria, as well as to The Gambia, Somalia, Liberia, Tanzania, Namibia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Botswana, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Egypt, and Malawi. The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation was founded by a Nigerian business entrepreneur in the mid-1990s to “positively render assistance” to ...


Daily Sun Features Sir Emeka Offor Foundation

The article, "Emeka Offor boosts reading culture...Distributes books to 200 schools, libraries," in the Daily Sun, reporting on the good works of the Emeka Offor Foundation. The story describes the distribution of more than one million volumes of books to various universities, polytechnics, secondary schools, primary schools and states as well as community libraries in the country. On the whole, 30 universities, 80 secondary schools, 80 primary schools and 15 libraries in the country benefited in the first phase of the books distribution which took place at Oraifite Civic Centre, Oraifite in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State. Chairman of the event was the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim. Among the dignitaries were the governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State, Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, ...