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IA-Foundation holds 5th Annual Charity & Fundraising Event for Out-of-School Children in Nigeria

  IA-Foundation holds 5th Annual Charity & Fundraising Event for Out-of-School Children in Nigeria



The IA-Foundation, an international charity trust dedicated to transforming lives through education in Nigeria and Africa, will host the 5th edition of its Annual Charity Ball & Fundraising Event on Saturday, 2nd March 2024 at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

 

This year’s event seeks to raise funds and awareness to support the 20.2 million out-of-school children deprived of education from indigent backgrounds, orphans, physically challenged children, and the girl-child in Nigeria. 

 

Speaking about this year’s event, the Founder/CEO, IA-Foundation, Mrs. Ibironke Adeagbo noted that "Education is the bedrock of every society, and it is our collective responsibility to ensure that every child has access to quality education. Through our annual Charity Ball & Fundraising event, we aim to mobilize support and resources to further our efforts in reducing the alarming number of out-of-school children in Nigeria."

 

“The children are our future and each of them deserves the opportunity to receive quality education, regardless of their background. I believe we as adults, are in the best position to help nurture and prepare these children for the future through quality education. As such, we are determined to break barriers and ensure that no child is left behind in accessing quality education with the funds raised." Adeagbo noted.

 

Billed to be part of this year’s event are the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Lead Pastor of Trinity House Church, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo and a stand-up comedian Koffi Da Guru among others. 

 

Expressing her enthusiasm for the event, Dabiri-Erewa, noted that, “By investing in the education of out-of-school children, we are investing in the future prosperity of our nation. I am honored to be part of the IA-Foundation's efforts to address the out-of-school children crisis in Nigeria and I commend the IA-Foundation for their tireless efforts in addressing this critical issue and I call upon all stakeholders to join hands in ensuring that no child is left behind”.

 

The Charity Ball promises to be an evening of elegance and philanthropy, featuring entertainment and live band performance, American auction, Awards and much more.  Tickets for the event are available for purchase on the foundation's website, with proceeds from the event dedicated to supporting IA-Foundation's efforts in promoting education for out-of-school children in Nigeria.

 

About IA-Foundation:

IA-Foundation is a Nigerian and UK-registered charity trust dedicated to reducing the number of out-of-school children in Nigeria. Through strategic interventions and partnerships, IA-Foundation works to increase access to formal education for children from indigent backgrounds, orphans, physically challenged children, and the girl-child, in alignment with Sustainable Development Goal 4. The IA-Foundation's programs are developed around key thematic areas including advocacy and education awareness, bursaries and scholarships, scholastic and learning material supply, educational partnerships, and mentorship and capacity development. For more information about IA-Foundation, visit  www.ia-foundation.org.

 

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