Kechie’s Project Press Releases 2012

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Kechie’s Project and Face2Face Africa Partnership

featuring F2FA Magazine Launch December 13th, 2012

Kechie’s Project and Face2Face Africa will launch their partnership on Thursday, December 13th at Kechie’s Project’s “Cocktails for Education” Holiday Event at the Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations celebrating F2FA Magazine’s Premier Issue.
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Nkechi's October 2012 Visit to KP Girls In Nigeria
Nkechi’s October 2012 Visit to KP Girls In Nigeria

PRLog (Press Release) – Dec 10, 2012 – New York — Kechie’s Project and Face2Face Africa will launch their partnership on Thursday, December 13th at Kechie’s Project’s “Cocktails for Education” Holiday Event at  the Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations celebrating F2FA Magazine’s premier issue.

At the event the Face2face Africa groundbreaking magazine F2FA will be available for the first time for public purchase priced at only $10. Twenty percent of magazine sales proceeds will be donated to Kechie’s Project to continue its mission of education and empowerment for underprivileged girls and global cultural awareness.

Attendees and supporters of this event include top New York City-based entertainer Greg Banks the artist, Fashion retailers, media personalities, professional model and former “America’s Next Top Model” finalist, Nnenna Agba.

Guest Speakers include Eric J. Henderson, Curator of “Markets for Good” and fashion designer Farai Simoyi.
Matt Hoyle, the Executive Chef at Nobu 57 of New York City will prepare the cuisine for the event and Music provided by DJake (Jake Bright), Director of Cocody Productions.

Arik Air, Nigeria and West Africa’s premier airline is once again a proud sponsor of Kechie’s Project and will be donating two round trip tickets to Africa for a raffle for guests in attendance.

“F2FA is a holistic, creative and contemporary pan-African magazine serving as a platform for constructive, reflective, and emboldening perspectives on all things pertaining to the African Diaspora.   Dubbed as “The Modern Day Vanity Fair of African Affairs, it is here to re-brand the image of Africa and unite all people of African descent worldwide.”

Founder Nkechi Ogbodo: “I am delighted to forge this partnership with F2FA as Kechie’s Project has accomplished so much this year and Face to Face Africa will grant the organization more exposure in our common interests of promoting a positive image of Africa. We also share the belief in better global awareness and understanding. Kechie’s Project supporters will be some of the first few people around the world to see the historic magazine. F2FA will be donating a portion of the magazine sales proceeds at the event to Kechie’s project.”

Face2Face Africa (F2FA) is a media company launched in 2011 with the mission of Restoring Africa’s Image within the global community. The company is based in New York City and has 3 different divisions: Online Magazine, Print Magazine and Events.
http://face2faceafrica.com/

Arik Air is West Africa’s largest airline operating a fleet of 23 state of the art aircraft including two Airbus A340-500. Arik is the first operator of wide bodied aircraft in Africa.

http://www.marketsforgood.org/category/blog/

http://www.faraisimoyi.com/index.html

Kechie’s Project is a unique nonprofit organization specifically focused on empowering underprivileged girls and providing them with educational resources. This takes place in both Nigeria and in the United States as well. Donations to Kechie’s Project provide direct financial support and resources to three schools in Nigeria and the organization also provides cultural awareness programs in New York City Schools. Kechie’s Project is dedicated to direct involvement with minimal administrative costs. This focused approach benefits selected children enabling their growth and providing them with future opportunity. The result is a positive effect on their community and our world community.

For further information on Kechie’s Project, event sponsorship, public appearances, partnerships or donations, please contact Frank Swinand at frank.swinand@kechiesproject.org.
www.kechiesproject.org

To purchase tickets for the event: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3765697302

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Kechie’s Project visits P.S.101Q in Forest Hills, NY

Kechie’s Project Founder Ms. Nkechi Ogbodo visited the 3rd grade Social Studies classes of Mr. Moss at P.S.101Q in Forest Hills, Queens NY to speak about Nigeria and answer to questions from the students and promote cultural awareness.
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Nkechi Ogbodo
Nkechi Ogbodo

PRLog (Press Release) – Dec 06, 2012 –
As part of Kechie’s Project commitment to cross cultural awareness, founder Ms. Nkechi Ogbodo visited P.S.101Q in Forest Hills, New York where she gave a presentation about Nigeria for the third grade classes as part of their Social Studies under the instruction of social studies teacher Mr. Moss. This presentation touched upon aspects of Nigeria’s history, economics, and culture exploring the similarities and contrasts with their own American culture. The students were able to have an intense and vibrant question and answer session with Ms. Ogbodo to expand upon and explore their understanding of the material they have been exploring in class.

“Once again Ms. Ogbodo came to visit our 3rd graders to enhance our unit on Nigeria. She explained Kechie’s Project and shared valuable insight into the country we have been studying. The students were so inspired by her presentation that they are in the process of writing letters to be sent to students in Nigeria. Our school would once again like to thank Ms. Ogbodo, as well as parent Mr. Swinand for another meaningful experience for our students.” Mr. Moss, social studies teacher at P.S.101

Nkechi Ogbodo, “We hope to develop a relationship with the children here in New York with the Nigerian girls that are being sponsored by Kechie’s Project. I plan on presenting these letters to the girls when I travel to Nigeria in January 2013 and bringing back return letters for the children at P.S.101Q. Children can be empowered to see that they can make a difference in lives of others across the world by merely picking up a pencil and sharing their thoughts, interests, and questions in letters. I am so inspired and delighted that the third grade children understood their lesson material and had such an intense interest in Nigeria and its people.”

Kechie’s Project is a unique nonprofit organization specifically focused on empowering underprivileged girls and providing them with educational resources. This takes place in both Nigeria and in the United States as well. Donations to Kechie’s Project provide direct financial support and resources to two schools in Nigeria and the organization also provides cultural awareness programs in New York City Schools most recently PS101Q Elementary School in Forest Hills, NY. Kechie’s Project is dedicated to direct involvement with minimal administrative costs. This focused approach benefits selected children enabling their growth and providing them with future opportunity. The result is a positive effect on their community and our world community.

For further information on Kechie’s Project, event sponsorship, public appearances, or donations, please contact Frank Swinand at frank.swinand@kechiesproject.org, or log onto http://www.kechiesproject.org

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Kechie’s Project “Cocktails for Education” December 13th, 2012 at the Nigerian Mission to the UN

Kechie’s Project will hold its Holiday Benefit event Cocktails for Education.Funds raised will be used to continue providing our sponsored girls with scholarships to attend high schools in Nigeria and supporting our cultural workshop programs.
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PRLog (Press Release) – Dec 05, 2012 –
Kechie’s Project will hold its Holiday Benefit event entitled, “Cocktails for Education,” on Thursday, December 13th, 2012 at The Permanent Mission of Nigeria, 828 2nd Avenue (between 44th and 2nd Avenue), in New York City, from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm.  Funds raised will be utilized to continue providing our sponsored girls with scholarships to attend high schools in Nigeria and supporting our cultural workshop programs in Harlem, NY.

Attendees and supporters of this event include top New York City-based entertainer Greg Banks the artist, Fashion retailers, media personalities, professional model and former “America’s Next Top Model” finalist, Nnenna Agba.

Eric J. Henderson and Frai Simoyi are  scheduled as a guest speakers.

Matt Hoyle, the Executive Chef at Nobu 57 of New York City will prepare the cuisine for the event and Music provided by DJake (Jake Bright), Director of Cocody Productions.

Kechie’s Project is a unique nonprofit organization specifically focused on empowering underprivileged girls and providing them with educational resources. This takes place in both Nigeria and in the United States as well. Donations to Kechie’s Project provide direct financial support and resources to two schools in Nigeria and the organization also provides cultural awareness programs in New York City Schools, such as Bread and Roses High School in Harlem and PS101Q Elementary School in Forest Hills. Kechie’s Project is dedicated to direct involvement with minimal administrative costs. This focused approach benefits selected children enabling their growth and providing them with future opportunity. The result is a positive effect on their community and our world community.

Founder Ms. Ogbodo:

As a Nigerian American, Nkechi Ogbodo is committed to empowering girls of
color in Africa and America. She believes in providing girls in Africa
access to education and exposing to girls in America to the rich cultural
history of Africa.

Nkechi earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Lehman College
CUNY and a Master of Arts in International Relations from City College of
the City University of New York (CUNY). Nkechi’s unique opportunity of
leaving Nigeria to study in the United States inspired her to give back to
her “motherland” of Africa and her newly adopted country.

Advisory Board Member Nnena Agba:

Born in Houston and raised in Nigeria, this Black Beauty was the most
beloved Finalist on the hit TV show “America’s Next Top Model”. Having
captivated her viewing audience, she was voted “Cover Girl of the Week”

numerous times by her fans as well as their favorite to win each week until
she left the show. Her unique face and style transitions flawlessly from
high fashion to commercial shoots and Nnenna commands the attention of both
national and international markets worldwide.

She is also a spokes model for MiaDonna Diamond Hybrid, a company that
promotes and provides alternatives to Blood Diamonds and conflict Diamonds.
While gracing the runways of Paris, London, and New York, Nnenna has worked
for designers such as Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Micheal Kors, and many others.
Ms. Agba is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in
Chemistry.

This former Analytical Chemist is doing her part to give back to the
community and make a difference in the world. She is one of the celebrity
spokespersons and the face of Kechie’s Project, a nonprofit organization
that focuses on self-improvement, empowerment, and education of young women
in Africa. As a former contestant on America’s Next Top Model, Nnenna is
already a household name and has attracted and continues to attract fans
from all walks of life. With an awesome charisma that engages those who
encounter her she proudly serves as a positive role model for all young
girls and women of African origin and her home country of Nigeria.

For further information on Kechie’s Project, event sponsorship, public
appearances,, or donations, please contact Frank Swinand at
frank.swinand@kechiesproject.org, or log onto http://www.kechiesproject.org.

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Kechie’s Project at Harlem’s Bread and Roses High School

Kechie’s Project founder Nkechi Ogbodo and children’s activist Nenna Agba continue their mentoring efforts in New York City at Bread and Roses High School as role models for young African women transitioning to life in America.
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Nkechi's October 2012 Visit to KP Girls In Nigeria
Nkechi’s October 2012 Visit to KP Girls In Nigeria

PRLog (Press Release) – Dec 04, 2012 –
As part of Kechie’s Project’s continuing efforts founder Nkechi Ogbodo and professional model and children’s right spokesperson Nnenna Agba visited Bread and Roses High School in Harlem, New York where the non profit organization provides mentoring for young  African girls. Kechie’s Project focuses on helping young women both in Nigeria and in the United States by providing educational support to promote a better community worldwide.

With the assistance of Ms. Emma Thomas, the SAPIS Counselor of Bread and Roses School, Kechie’s Project is providing mentoring and cultural workshops visiting the school on a monthly basis. The sponsored group of students are immigrants from African countries and  Caribbean  countries as well. The students are involved in dialogue workshops to promote a better cultural understanding of the their world. Also Kechie’s Project has provided additional learning materials, clothing and Holiday gift cards for students in the group.

Kechie’ Project spokesperson Nenna Agba relates,

“Today I spent my afternoon at Bread and Roses High School in Harlem with Kechie’s Project. I had the opportunity to mingle with young girls who are dealing with the barriers and culture shock of transitioning from Africa to America to pursue an education. I saw so much of my young self in them. I reminisced about my first day on the school bus at 14 years old with my sister who was 15 at the time, along side my 12 year old cousin who had to deal with the embarrassment of being related to the 2 new “African” girls that looked liked skeletons and smiled and stared timidly at everyone. I was vividly reminded of how far I have come; I am thoroughly grateful!”

About Kechie’s Project:

Kechie’s Project is a non-profit organization committed to empowering girls to become future leaders. We provide academic and social support to girls in underserved communities in America and Africa.

Educating women is key to achieving prosperity in any society. To promote a better community here in United States and a better Africa, Kechie’s Project is dedicated to providing educational opportunities to girls. Empower a girl with knowledge, she will help her family and her community.

We aim to fund each student’s high school tuition and personal costs. Many students come from improvised backgrounds where personal needs such as food, water and school supplies keep them out of the classroom.  Kechie’s Project will cover school-related costs that a family cannot afford to ensure that each girl can attend school regularly.  Upon graduating from high school there will be an opportunity to receive a vocational college or university scholarship.

Founder Ms. Ogbodo:

As a Nigerian American, Nkechi Ogbodo is committed to empowering girls of color in Africa and America. She believes in providing girls in Africa access to education and exposing to girls in America to the rich cultural history of Africa.

Nkechi earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Lehman College CUNY and a Master of Arts in International Relations from City College of the City University of New York (CUNY). Nkechi’s unique opportunity of leaving Nigeria to study in the United States, inspired her to give back to her “motherland”of Africa and her newly adopted country.

Advisory Board Member Nnena Agba:

Born in Houston and raised in Nigeria, this Black Beauty was the most beloved Finalist on the hit TV show “America’s Next Top Model”. Having captivated her viewing audience, she was voted “Cover Girl of the Week” numerous times by her fans as well as their favorite to win each week until she left the show. Her unique face and style transitions flawlessly from high fashion to commercial shoots and  Nnenna commands the attention of both national and international markets worldwide.

She is also a spokesmodel for MiaDonna Diamond Hybrid, a company that promotes and provides alternatives to Blood Diamonds and conflict Diamonds. While gracing the runways of Paris, London, and New York, Nnenna has worked for designers such as Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Micheal Kors, and many others. Ms. Agba is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry.

This former Chemist is doing her part to give back to the community and make a difference in the world. She is one of the celebrity spokespersons and the face of Kechie’s Project, a nonprofit organization that focuses on self-improvement, empowerment, and education of young women in Africa. As a former contestant on America’s Next Top Model, Nnenna is already a household name and has attracted and continues to attract fans from all walks of life. With an awesome charisma that engages those who encounter her she proudly serves as a positive role model for all young girls and women of African origin and her home country of Nigeria.

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Kechie’s Project in Nigeria 2012

Kechie’s Project is continuing it’s mission to provide underprivileged young Nigeiran women the gift of improved education with financial assistance and material resources.
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Nkechi's October 2012 Visit to KP Girls In Nigeria
Nkechi’s October 2012 Visit to KP Girls In Nigeria

PRLog (Press Release) – Nov 13, 2012 –
Kechie’s Project Founder Nkechi Ogbodo and contributing supporters continue the ongoing mission to provide educational and mentoring opportunities for underprivileged young women in Nigeria and in New York City communities.

Kechie’s Project has provided the current annual funds for school tuition, after school programs, and uniforms with the assistance of the Vice Principal Mr. Stephen Edeh, coordinator of our program at the Community Technical Secondary School “Obinagu Uwani”. Chief Celsus Nwodo, Chairman of the School’s Parent Teacher’s Association was full of praise for Kechie’s Project commending  the impact and difference the organization is making in the lives of the students in Obinagu-Uwani Akpugo, Enugu State.

In Makoko, Lagos, Kechie’s Project is funding after school programs, clothing, school supplies, and other basic needs for selected candidates in this most impoverished area. Ogo Maduewesie, Founder of Vitiligo NGO in Nigeria voluntarily coordinates Kechie’s Project programs in Lagos.

In New York City, fulfilling our commitment to our local community in Harlem, Ms. Nkechi Ogbodo hosted a “Welcome Back to School” luncheon with representative girls from Bread and Roses High School. The girls were thrilled to have Kechie’s Project visit their school and were provided lunch of African food. We plan to organize a cultural music week for their school featuring a variety of music from different cultures. We also plan to provide requested Scientific calculators for their classroom use.

Kechie’s Project is on a Mission to Empower Nigerian Girls

Kechie’s Project will hold its Benefit event entitled, “Empowering Our Girls.” Funds raised will continue providing our sponsored girls with scholarships to attend high schools in Nigeria and supporting our cultural workshop programs in NYC.
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PRLog (Press Release) – Jun 12, 2012 –
Kechie’s Project is on a Mission to Empower Nigerian Girls with Secondary School Full Educational Scholarships Through its “Empowering Our Girls Benefit” event in NYC!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NEW YORK, NY, June 11, 2010 – Kechie’s Project; a recently founded non-profit organization, will hold its Summer Benefit event entitled, “Empowering Our Girls,” on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 at The Permanent Mission of Nigeria, 828 2nd Avenue (between 44th and 2nd Avenue), in New York City, from 6:30pm to 10:300 pm.  Funds raised will be utilized to continue providing our sponsored girls with scholarships to attend high schools in Nigeria and supporting our cultural workshop programs in Harlem, NY.
Attendees and supporters of this event include top New York City-based entertainer Greg Banks the artist, Fashion retailers, media personalities, professional model and former “America’s Next Top Model” finalist, Nnenna Agba, as well as, fashion model, Aina Fadina. The fundraiser also features a silent auction of one round trip Airline Ticket from Arik Air, West Africa major Air carrier, one Chloe hand bag, a One night stay at the Kimberly Hotel, a Dinner for two at Alfredo of Rome, a Dinner for two the Negrils and much more.
Matt Hoyle, the Executive Chef at Nobu 57 of New York City will prepare the cuisine for the event and Music provided by DJake (Jake Bright), Director of Cocody Productions.

Our mission is to empower underprivileged African girls (our current focus is Nigeria) and in the local community here in United States providing educational and mentorship/cultural workshop programs. Incorporated in Dec, 2010, Kechie’s Project is already been making a difference. We are currently supporting two schools in Nigeria providing about 20 girls with full high school tuition scholarships and mentorship support: Community Secondary/Technical School in Obinagu-Uwani, Akpugo in Enugu State and Adekunle Anglican Primary School along with its after school tutoring program partner, Makoko Youth Movement for Health located in Makoko, Yaba, Lagos. Secondary Education is free in Lagos State, therefore we provide financial support for books, uniforms, sandals and other needed expenses required for our girls in Lagos State.
Along with working with these schools in Nigeria, we are also making a difference in our local community, Harlem, NY. Last year, we donated books and shoes to the girls of Bread and Roses High School. Kechie’s Project also gave power point class presentation on the culture of Nigeria, to the four Third Grade Classes of PS 101Q in Forest Hills, NY. To help empower girls from African Immigrant families and other minorities living in the underserved community of Harlem, NY, Kechie’s Project also met and selected 10 girls from Bread and Roses High School, for our cultural workshop program which will be fully launched soon.
The Fiscal Sponsor of Kechie’s Project is Earth Rights Institute, a 501(c)(3) organization that takes an innovative approach to merge education, advocacy and research in building ecologically, economically, and culturally sustainable communities in some of the world’s poorest communities. ERI is a United Nations NGO affiliate for ECOSOC, UN Habitat, UNCSD, and UN Finance and Development. Donations to Kechie’s Project are tax-deductible.
For further information on Kechie’s Project, event sponsorship, ticket purchase, donations of high-end items to be auctioned, and to send donations for this cause, please contact Frank Swinand at frank.swinand@kechiesproject.org, or log onto http://www.kechiesproject.org.

KECHIE’S PROJECT: Educate Girls, Empower Future Leaders!

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