Chef Fregz teams up with Slum2School to educate100 children
As part of his committment to give back to the society that has helped made him who he is, celebrity cum executive chef, Gbubemi Fregene better known as Chef Fregz recently held its first yearly charity fundraising dinner tagged FregzDucation, in conjunction with Slum2School, at the Tarragon Restaurant, Culinary Academy, Ikoyi.
Speaking on the motive behind the initiative and partnership with Slum2School, Chef Fregz said, “It took a village to raise me and I realised one day that I have a platform, a voice and I thought it was time to do something. I saw this as an opportunity to not just raise money but also share my craft and impact communities while at it.
“FregzDucation is beyond teaming up with Slum2School; it is an empowerment programme that puts children in schools. As the brand expands, we will help children achieve their dreams and give them a real chance at life. FregzDucation is really about educating and empowering children who really do not have the opportunity to go to school and I relate with this because I was once that child,” he added.
According founder of Chef Fregz, the FregzDucation charity fundraising dinner is will hold annually with the sole aim of raising funds to send a minimum of 50 children to school and transforming their dreams to reality.
Commenting on the vision of Slum2School, Chairperson of the Board of Directors Slum2School, Mrs. Alero Ayida-Otobo said, “The Slum2School vision is borne out of the need to help the individual child. Slum2School is committed to the vision of putting over 13 million children in schools and transforming their destinies.”
Highpoint of the evening was live music performance by Naomi Mac, Nigerian Idol alumna, and six of the Slum2School children, which had the audience reminiscing as they sang along to nursery rhymes and secondary school songs.
The event, which was powered by Sterling Bank, and supported by Culinary Arts Practitioners Association of Nigeria, Tarragon Restaurant Lagos, Cobblestone Properties Ltd, Mile12 Market Woman, The Farmshoppe, Ifective Studios, BlackNg Visuals, had in attendance the MD/CEO, Sterling Bank, Abubakar Suleiman; founder, Slum2School, Otto Orondaam, Lady (Mrs) O.I Kasunmu, Mrs. Rosabella Fregene, Executive Vice Chairman Globacom, Bella Disu, Co-Founder Shara Group, Tonye Cole, and actress Kemi Lala Akindoju, among others.