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Help build Rockaway Leadership Academy in Nigeria

Organized by: okenfe lebarty

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At the age of 18, I came to America with only $5 in my pocket given to me by a stranger at the Airport in Lagos, and all I could think of on that plane was that I was one of the lucky ones who got out. Growing up in Nigeria was tough, especially in the heart of Benin City. It is not easy unless your parents are well off. Five of us lived in a cramped one room, which served as the kitchen, living room and bedroom. Sometimes, I went to school barefoot or borrowing sandals from my neighbor because we really didn’t have much. For many children in Nigeria, the story remains the same today. It’s not for a lack of struggle or resources. We simply have bad leadership. And this lack of leadership is very corrosive and brings out the worst in people. We’ve got to begin the process of reorienting our children to the virtues of leadership and thinking from the perspective of the oppressed. We got to teach them about the virtues of public service and that there is no such thing as a national cake. It is our responsibility to bring up the next generation that will restore the dignity and value of Nigeria through great leadership. The only way to do that is by starting from the ground up. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to begin the process of building a primary and tertiary school in Edo state, Nigeria. I have committed to starting a leadership institution in the country. With your help, we are building a school in Edo State called, Rockaway Leadership Academy (RLA). The Rockaway Leadership Academy seeks to develop a new breed of Nigerian leaders that think from the perspective of the oppressed in an effort to build a just and robust nation that works for everyone through shared sacrifice. RLA will develop leadership values and skills through 21st century innovative teaching methods, civic engagement, and advocacy and leadership trainings. Our students will learn how to be effective leaders both within their school, communities and nation as a whole. For just $50, you can help us begin the process of building this school one brick at time. We’ve purchased the land and all that is left now is to start building the foundation. But, I cannot do it alone. We want to change people’s lives, we want to give them hope, support and network, and we want to provide life-changing experience. And above all else, we want to provide them with a good education so that they can contribute to the sustainable development of Nigeria. Please join me in supporting this ambitious initiative, the future of the next generation of Nigerians is in our hands. Please join us in making a difference today. Your $50 donation will go a long way in building a foundation for the school. Please click here to make a donation. We invite you to make history with us. Let’s make history together


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