The Rochas Foundation Colleges (RFC) started with the establishment of the Rochas Foundation College Owerri in 2001. Today, the foundation has colleges in Jos, Ogboko, Ibadan, Kano, Yola, Enugu, Sokoto, Bauchi, Zaria, and Adamawa. The Colleges operate under the Nigerian basic school curriculum and have maintained a high record of academic excellence over the years. Apart from the 12 subjects of choice taught in the Colleges, Rochas foundation also empowers her students with non-academic skills in the areas of sports, music, communication, sewing, arts, craft among others. We also reward excellence by sending the overall best students who excel exceptionally in their studies to the United States of America annually for an exchange program. This serves as a means of encouraging hard work and diligence among the staff and the students. The foundation currently caters to the education of over 21,000 less privileged children with about 6,000 of them graduates and undergraduates from different universities across the world. The students are being provided with free tuition, books, uniforms, feeding, Medical care and boarding facilities in some special cases, as well as monthly allowances. Rochas Foundation College students have shown remarkable distinction in academic competitions, tournaments, Examinations, sports, and character. On the 28th of February 2015, the Rochas Foundation College of Africa was born to give free, comprehensive, and qualitative education to the less privileged children across Africa. ROFOCA like its sister (RFC) schools in Nigeria, admits smart, brilliant, and talented less privileged orphans and indigent African children whose parents cannot afford to send them to school due to financial constraints. .
Rochas Foundation is a non- governmental, non-profit and non-political organization. Incorporated on the 24th of February 1998, the foundation has a firm commitment to serve humanity and build a credible future for Africa. By ensuring every less privileged child has to access to comprehensive and qualitative education. Millions of African Children are unable to school due to poverty. Instead of the promise of a better future through education with all its attendant benefits, these children engage in street trading to help them and their families survive. The importance of giving these vulnerable children access to quality education therefore, need not be overemphasized as we believe that the best gift one can give to any child is education. For these reasons, the Rochas Foundation was established to take the children of the poorest of poor off the streets and open classroom doors to them for a better future. We are passionate about offering these children exciting, stimulating and rich curriculum, based onreasons for learning because irrespective of background, we believe that "Every Child Counts" and should have the opportunity to meet their potentials and develop the academic, creative, social and moral skills that will enable them to secure a happy, fulfilled and prosperous future for themselves and the African community at large .
At the Rochas Foundation Colleges, we value Religious tolerance, equal opportunity and respect for others and their views. We also value understanding of rights and responsibilities within the school, the community and beyond. we take every opportunity we have to learn from others, whatever their creed, color, culture or background. We strive to develop every child’s potentials and nurture a lifelong love for learning by creating an exciting environment. We also create opportunities that challenge and encourage independent thinking, self-esteem development and preparing every child to make a difference in the World's Fundamental Human Rights. .
At Rochas Foundation, our vision is to make education comprehensive and qualitative. Most importantly, to make it free and accessible to every under privileged and vulnerable African child, regardless of tribe, religion, or class. This vision was propelled by the difficulties the founder faced in going to school as a child due to poverty. We believe in rehabilitating children by giving them access to free shelter, food, and clothing. We provide counseling services for the abused amongst them, as we seek to rescue them from the damage that must have been done through illiteracy, ignorance, and poverty. .
Rochas Anayo Owelle Okorocha (OON, SAM, CFE, LLM, LLB, PGDM, ADPA, ADSLCM, DPA, FABS) is the President and Founder of the Rochas Foundation Incorporation. Rochas Okorocha is a humanitarian with a vision to provide free and qualitative and comprehensive education to every less privileged child. He believes that through education, the world we desire to live in can be created. Therefore, he advocates for the education of children in every Nation as they are the leaders of tomorrow. .
Nkechi Rochas Okorocha (Ph.D.) is the Vice President of Rochas Foundation and the Founder of Women of Divine Destiny Initiative; a subsidiary of Rochas Foundation. She is passionate and committed to reaching out and touching the lives of indigent women and vulnerable children. The Women of Divine Destiny Initiative (WOODDI) which she established has carried out different projects towards creating equal opportunities and empowering the less privileged in the society, especially widows and orphans .
Uchechi 'Ucy' Rochas Okorochas is the Director General of Rochas Foundation. She is a great visionary of the Foundation who is utterly and ardently dedicated to humanity and the fight for every child's right to comprehensive and quality education. After serving as the Director of Rochas Foundation College of African for Four years, Ucy Rochas as the current Director General oversees the Foundation's activities, she Implements, guides and supports the goals, vision and mission of the Foundation as defined by our Founder and the Board of Directors.
Daniel Longinus Okechukwu Chukwu is the Dean of Rochas Foundation College of Africa. He is a seasoned educationist, administrator and instructor who obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Language, a Diploma and Bachelor of Science in Theology as well as a Masters of Science Degree in Philosophy. Daniel is responsible for overseeing administrative, behavioural, and academic progress of students at Rochas Foundation College of Africa. He advocates for the College both internally and externally. .
Rev. Dr. Carol Ochemba is the Director of Schools for Rochas Foundation. She is an Education Consultant, Life Coach and Counsellor with a Master's Degree from Oral Robert University, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. She also holds a PHD from Imo State University Nigeria. She is responsible for overseeing and managing the academic, behavioural and administrative affairs and progress of all the students across our Twelve (12) Colleges. Carol Ochemba is dedicated to being an agent of change and adding value .
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.