Having successfully fashioned a model of FREE-EDUCATION for the disadvantaged, run by youth for youth, with remarkable success running for about a decade now, CITY OF REFUGE – FRIENDS CLUB declares that it is time to launch right into the deep!
To mark the 10th year anniversary of City of Refuge – Friends Club (CORefuge), the Founder of the youth led organization Miss Nenpan Monday Zakka will embark on a marathon 120kilometres walk, tagged: A MILLION STEPS TO EDUCATE EVERY CHILD. From her roots, Pankshin Local Government Area, Miss Zakka shall set forth on September 22nd, 2015 for the 120kilometre walk to Jos, the State Capital of Plateau State, Nigeria. The marathon walk shall be punctured with interactions with youths across various communities on the way to the state capital. As she interacts with youths, Miss Zakka shall basically be ‘giving away’ her model of Free Education for the Disadvantaged, Run by Youth for Youth, as a panacea to FREE Africa from the woods. Invitations will be given to train interns in CORefuge to replicate in other communities the transformational development programmmes being carried out by the youth group. The marathon walk shall culminate with an interaction with the Executive Governor of Plateau State, His Excellency Rt. Hon. Simon Lalong.
CORefuge agrees with Nelson Mandela that ONLY EDUCATION can free Africa from the shackles of ignorance, poverty, diseases with their attending allies, as an educated person can think for himself. As a youth group, CORefuge believes that the mandate to educate every African child is possible, but it is beyond what the government alone can achieve. Hence the group is ready to recruit a vast army of youths across various African communities to replicate its model of FREE EDUCATION for the disadvantaged run by the youth for youth. It is a strong traditional African belief that it takes a whole community to train a child; CORefuge will maximize this African concept to achieve its goal of mobilizing youths to liberate their communities through the weapon of education. Today with the marked success of its FREE EDUCATION programme CORefuge is equipped and ready to impact other African communities with its secret, for the transformational development of the African region. City of Refuge – Friends Club currently boasts of the graduates of its free secondary school who have proceeded to higher institutions of learning and obtained their diplomas, degrees and other certificates. Some proceeded to acquire skills for sustainability, and are today practicing skilled craftsmen/women.
City of Refuge – Friends Club is collaborating with an excellent team of critical thinkers, and with the involvement of corporate bodies, student bodies, youth groups, schools, Community Based Organizations, Faith Based Organizations, Non Governmental Organizations and government agencies, to achieve its laudable agenda. The climax of the Ten Years Anniversary celebration shall be at the headquarters of City of Refuge – Friends Club, .GR.A. Pankshin, Plateau State, Nigeria, on the 3rd of October, 2015.
LAUNCHNG INTO THE DEEP…A MILLIONS STEPS TO EDUCATE EVERY CHILD…! It is, indeed, A Fitting and Worthy Celebration of a Decade of TRANSFORMATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Championed by Youth.