A visiting Nigerian-American Humanitarian, Stanley Onwuakor utilizes his non profit organization (Kor Foundation) to launch a program called Kor Works. Kor works support the development and empowerment of innovative and the creative skills displayed by underprivileged students.
The program will help to enhance their creative skills in arts, sciences, technology and entrepreneurship with the intention of empowering and nurturing them, towards creating their own jobs in future.
This year, the organization is instituting an inspiring programs like basic computer training workshops for secondary school students in underprivileged communities in Africa, where students have little or no understanding of basic computer programs, with the purpose of enlightening them on computer application so as to empower them to be able to compete with their counterparts in the urban areas. When asked about the computer program, Stanley Onwuakor expressed the importance of students being computer literate in this technology era. He also stated that his organization intends to use this program to impact over 30,000 underprivilaged Nigerian students on basic computer knowledge by the year 2020.
Kor Foundation was founded in New York by Stanley Onwuakor who was born in Kings County Brooklyn, New York to Nigerian parents who are from Imo State. He grew up in Abia and Lagos State. Stanley’s struggle and experiences attending primary and secondary schools in Nigeria inspired him to start his organization in 2010 with the purpose; to provide support to underprivileged school children.
In addition to the organization’s Kor works program, for over eight (8) years, the organization has focused on providing full scholarship to students, built new medium primary library for one of their partnered schools, provided educational materials to over 4000 students. The organization have also initiated mentorship and tutoring programs for underprivileged school children.
Kor foundation will be celebrating its 8 years anniversary in Queens New York on Saturday July 14, 2018. It’s an event where anyone who desire to make a difference in children’s life should not neglect.
Stanley’s intagram; @Stankor_1