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Didier Drogba creating impact one school at a time

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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.

Former Ivorian international footballer, Didier Drogba recently opened a school build in his region in the village of Onahio Pokou-Kouamekro.

The fully furnished school was built by the Didier Drogga Foundation, with support from Nestle and the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI).

During the event, Drogba reportedly 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.

“When I started working with Nestlé. I explained our vision and they have given us great logistical help and support on the ground to make the construction of this school a reality.”

Stanislas Guedj, Country Manager for Nestlé Côte d’Ivoire also added that “We are pleased to collaborate with the Didier Drogba Foundation on this 2-year project because access to quality education is fundamental to securing a better future for children.

“The Didier Drogba Foundation promotes education, sustainability and sports, as a means to help children have a brighter future Nestlé is tackling child labour by building educational infrastructure.”

“The Didier Drogba Foundation has done great work. It is an important asset to building resilient and thriving cocoa growing communities as well as eradicating child labour. Every child’s place is in school.”

It is estimated that only 48.7% of the total population of Ivory Coast is literate (60.8% of males and 38.6% of females). Many children between 6 and 10 years are not enrolled in school, mainly children of poor families. The majority of students in secondary education are male.