Access to quality early childhood education is vital to lifelong success and more of it is needed in rural areas of Africa. Didier Drogba has given his own contribution in Onahio Pokou-Kouamekro – a village in his home country, Ivory Coast that, before now, only had a mud house serving as a school.
“ it is not beyond our power to create a World in which all children have access to a good education” @NelsonMandela
Proud of the opening of the first school from The Didier Drogba Foundation today in Côte d’Ivoire 🇨🇮 the first one we built 🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/5bdbHreKLq
— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) January 17, 2018
The school was built through his foundation, Didier Drogba Foundation with logistics support from Nestlé and the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) and was opened yesterday, in a ceremony that had the footballer in attendance. The school has six classrooms, a kindergarten class, a school canteen, school toilets, a football field and three teachers’ homes and about 350 children are expected to benefit from the school, Konbini reports.
Speaking at the launch, Drogba said:
“We have been working on this project for the last two years and I am very proud to see it completed. The belief of my foundation has always been if we give children access to health and education, we will build future generations of doctors, scientists, businessmen and women and that is how we build a better Africa.”
A closer look at his twitter account shows that more projects are probably on the way.