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Foundation plans Independence Day community-wide outreach

By Maria Diamond
30 September 2021   |   3:03 am
The Grace Foundation, a non-profit organisation set up to help the needy, has made plans for a community-wide outreach to eradicate hunger, poverty and so on through its yearly programme tagged, “Hands Up For Nigeria.”

Henry Chikwe (left), Grace Bessong, Goddy Oghonna, Laura Edadagbon, Philip Okuabor; President, The Grace Foundation, Oghogho Eleshin, Dr. Israel Akpan and Ogechi Chibiko.

The Grace Foundation, a non-profit organisation set up to help the needy, has made plans for a community-wide outreach to eradicate hunger, poverty and so on through its yearly programme tagged, “Hands Up For Nigeria.”

This is to mark Nigeria’s 61st Independence Day anniversary tomorrow.

In his remark at a press briefing, yesterday, in Lagos, President of the Foundation, Philip Okuabor, said: “The focus of the foundation is to provide healthcare, education and empowerment through vocational training, school fees support and free medical care for the needy.”

Centred on the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), targeting no poverty, zero hunger, good health and wellbeing, quality education and so on, the programme, will begin with free healthcare and others at the First Bank Field, Satellite Town, Lagos.

Also, the Administrative Secretary, Oghogho Eleshin, implored corporate organisations, local and state governments, as well as well-meaning Nigerians, to support the programme to further reach out to more people and reduce the rate of poverty in the country.