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The Aham Rochas Foundation is an organization dedicated to society building and sustainable development through child education, empowerment, and charity.

The Aham Rochas Foundation is an organization dedicated to society building and sustainable development through child education, empowerment, and charity.

EMERGENCY EDUCATION

In the wake of the conflict and violence that occasionally rocks the Northeast region, is a trail of hunger, displacement, destruction of social amenities such as schools, and impeded child health. Asides the absence of schools and other social amenities, victims of insurgency, and other forms of organized violence often experience fear and trauma induced psychological obstacles which tends to separate them from the requisite elements of society.

This is the base upon which our Emergency Education initiative stands. We profile internally displaced kids and enrol them in a transitional schooling process in mobile classrooms, fitted with the necessary stationeries, carefully simulated with a customized curriculum that suits the goals of the initiative which are:

  • Sustaining the education of the children
  • Fostering their interest in education
  • Teaching them the values of peace
  • Getting them prepared for regular schools; and
  • Reintegrating them into the society 

The Emergency Education initiative has been a success and has grown over the years to include so many more children from different backgrounds, with different stories, and from different parts of Nigeria. Across the country, we have scholarship beneficiaries on different levels of scholarship even up to Tertiary institutions.

A program that started with just disenfranchised victims of violence has spread to different individuals and applicants who are victims of other kinds and forms of deprivation, lack and social ills including domestic violence and even rape.

We have over time; spread our channels to reach out to more people. The foundation, added to physical outreaches, now makes use of social media, print media, radio and television as access points through which these people in need of urgent educational intervention can apply and get the assistance they require.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT GRANTS

Education is one of the most powerful weapons in fighting poverty. However, countries lacking substantial educational infrastructure can face a number of unique problems: rural access, gender inequality, child labour, and more. These problems require equally unique solutions. Our Scholarships and Grants are part of our efforts towards bridging the gap.

On any given school day, over 1 billion children around the world head to class.

More children and adolescents today are enrolled in pre-primary, primary and secondary education than ever before. Yet, for many of them, schooling does not lead to learning.

A lack of trained teachers, inadequate learning materials, makeshift classes and poor sanitation facilities make learning difficult for many children. Others come to school too hungry, sick or exhausted from work or household tasks to benefit from their lessons.

The consequences are grave: An estimated 617 million children and adolescents around the world are unable to reach minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics – even though two thirds of them are in school.

This learning crisis is the greatest global challenge to preparing children and adolescents for life, work and active citizenship.

This is why we try to lend a hand to a child, a family, a community, to help give a fighting future to children all over the world by not only providing 100% tuition free scholarships, but by providing amenities, stationery and infrastructure where we can in order to improve not only the number of educated children, but also the quality of education.

WE ARE BUILDING A MORE EDUCATED AFRICA, ONE BRICK AT A TIME…

FEMALE EMPOWERMENT

Most families in Africa depend on women to care for them and to provide necessities for survival. This has led us to believe that women are the major drivers of development in the family as a unit, and thus the society at large. If a woman is educated, then her children will likely be educated as well. If a woman is empowered and accorded her full human rights, she will provide her household with good nutrition, education and medicine thereby aiding stronger food security and increased access to health care especially in rural areas. 

Women face disproportionate challenges ranging from sexual exploitation to illiteracy and disease. At Aham Rochas Foundation, we recognize the importance of women to the society and also their role in nation building.

See some of our empowered women

Bilkisu – Poultry farm

Hindatu’s Grinding Stand

Lois’ Akara Business

HUNGER ERADICATION

Hunger is one of the major consequences of under development, and its alleviation is a major milestone on a global path to sustainable development.

We indulge in outreaches and programs geared towards hunger alleviation and community development either through our own programs, or through our partnerships with other charity organizations and foundation like; U-Save Foundation, Rochas Foundation, R.E.A.D, Reach Out and Touch, and the likes.

The first community development project by the foundation was the One Home One World Program in 2018. This initiative is geared towards meeting the basic needs of underprivileged people in our society by encouraging people to give and share food, clothes, etc. with their less fortunate neighbors. “The One Home Truck” dispatches supply from different parts of the country to areas and communities that are in direct need of them. This initiative allows everyone the opportunity to be charitable and contribute to the alleviation of poverty and distress. The One Home Truck drives around different parts for generous collections from those who have signed up to give.

The “HOPE TRIP” covered different areas on Saturdays; we drive around an area for generous collections from those who have signed up, then we proceed to Orphanages, Internally Displaced People (IDP) Camps and many other places. 

We believe that inspiring people to give to each other is indeed a greater feat than giving. 

We believe that everyone in the world is a member of one great family, thus: One Home, One World.

ICT

We live in a highly technology-influenced world and the relevance of technology grows by the day across the globe. These advancements have greatly influenced the way people live, work, learn, and interact with each other and their environment.

We realize that ICT has to become a huge part of educational curriculums if we are to board the train of development. This is why our ICT campaigns are channeled towards children and young adults in rural areas, who due to lack of infrastructure, may not have access to basic knowledge of computer systems and other devices.

The aim of our ICT Campaign is to equip young African students with the digital skills they need to navigate the digital age. Coding, in particular, is recognized as a new form of literacy by experts at the international level and the Aham Rochas Foundation team, in collaboration with the volunteers has created a framework to measure it. The Aham Rochas Foundation ICT competencies framework for teachers has also been updated to reflect the importance of coding as a digital competency. Through ICT workshops, students with little to no previous exposure to programming are introduced to coding through short, fun and inspiring workshops. Trainers use free and open educational resources such as Scratch, an MIT education program particularly adapted to young audiences.