Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner

Group plans support, scholarship for 1,000 orphans in Nigeria

By Collins Nnabuife and Tyavzua Saanyol, Abuja on 25/04/2019

Views: 239

A Non-Governmental Organisation, the Voice of Orphans Africa & Diaspora Initiative (VOADI), has revealed that it would be hosting over 1,000 orphans with the aim of galvanising support to empower them to reach their goals in life. 

Disclosing this in Abuja, the President of VOADI Okokoro Folorunsho stated that the group in collaboration with other partners had concluded plans to support over 1,000 orphans in the federal capital territory on April 27, 2019 where a selection exercise for a scholarship will also be conducted. 

Okokoro noted that “the Orphan’s Carnival project is a VOADI yearly project that brings orphans in direct contact with potential sponsors on the same platform to promote talent hunt for career, health and education development sponsorship. 

“This event comes up every last Saturday in the month of April. The first was held at the Abuja National Stadium on 27th of April, 2018. In this current academic year 2018/2019, as a newly founded organisation and with collective efforts of Members and other few individuals, we are currently sponsoring four orphans at different orphanages – three (3) for Basic Education and the other who is the first Face of VOADI Beauty Queen crowned during the 2018 orphans carnival is on full sponsorship (till tertiary level).”

He said “the 2019 Orphans Carnival is the second edition since we started advocating for the inclusiveness and hope of a better life for orphaned and vulnerable children. The idea of having an orphan’s carnival was to showcase the latent talents and intellectual abilities of these orphaned children and as well spur potential sponsors or donors to help them have a better life by providing for their basic needs such as Health Care, Education and General Well-Being.

The theme, ‘LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND… An Orphan at a Time’ Okokoro said the one-day event is expected to benefit 1,000 orphans in Nigeria.

He noted that the carnival is aimed at identifying “sellable talents among the orphans and inspiring them for greatness and sort potential donors or sponsors towards the realisation of the discovered talents.

“To create a social mutual platform for talents exhibition and promote partnerships among orphanages and other networks of the organisation.

To host over 1,000 orphans and potential donors in one venue and use the platform to promote peace, friendship, happiness and social development for the children.

Again, the event will avail the organisers the opportunity “to pick the best-performed orphans and award scholarships for their Basic Education. Seventy-four (74) Orphans would be awarded Scholarship for 2019/2020 Academic session, 50 for self-empowerment (starter pack) during the Carnival while the remaining 176 would be sorted in partnership with private and Government boarding schools,” he stated.

Voice of Orphans Africa and Diaspora Initiative (VOADI) was birthed 16th November 2017 as a paid radio comedy program known as ‘laff-now-now’ on Armed Forces Radio (107.7fm) Asokoro, Abuja Nigeria. The aim of the program was specifically designed to give voice, advocate for the well-being, Zero tolerance to Hunger, Quality Education for orphans, needy and the worried in the society. (Nigerian Tribune)


Source News Express

Posted 25/04/2019 7:53:43 PM





You may also like...
5 abducted corps members rescued in Imo

Enugu community kicks against imposition of traditional ruler...

Deputy Senate Leader hails constituent youths for protesting...

Etisalat gives timeline to resolve multi-million dollar debt...

Day deaf students went on rampage in Benin...

Pope announces plans for worldwide day of prayer...

24 cheat death in Lagos boat collision

Popular Mbaise traditional ruler Eze Ogugua dies, Imo...

Ndoma-Egba denies Owan Enoh access to venue of...

No compromise on qualitative, competitive education, says Governor...

Breaking: Buhari back home from London today after...

2019: EFCC launches offensive against election fraud, tracks...


Latest News 73 Nigerians sentenced to death in Malaysia Igbo leaders meet in Owerri, demand self determination •Full details of ‘Owerri Declaration’ UNMASKED: Captain Tijjani Balarabe, alleged mastermind of Taraba police killings, Wadume’s escape Dual citizenship: Lawan, Gbajabiamila risk losing seats Nnamdi Kanu spits fire in exclusive interview $16b power controversy: EFCC invites two ex-governors, three former ministers, bank chief, ex-aviation chief for questioning Wadume: Court martial awaits indicted soldiers High school sweethearts die in car crash minutes after wedding SERAP writes AGF Malami, seeks public registers for corrupt governors, others Presidency clears the air on Abba Kyari’s relationship with ministers IPOB breeding enemies for South East, may truncate 2023 presidency project — Balarabe Musa Wike deploys more security operatives to Ogoniland


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (530,949 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (439,318 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (384,389 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (323,399 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (290,994 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (251,616 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (246,550 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (234,063 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (228,525 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (214,722 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (193,481 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (191,368 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (99) Business & Economy (4,407) Business Verdict (79) Columnists (1,097) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (649) Features (798) Global Business Monitor (424) ICT Monitor (59) International (3,863) Interview (199) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (167) Maggie's Blog (387) News (50,395) Opinion (1,336) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,339) Religion (1,089) Sports (2,139) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera