The Rugged Step Foundation, a non-governmental, non-profit organisation, employing the use of creative skills for talent enhancement is to organise the 1st Port Harcourt Christmas Charity Concert and Award Night this month.
Executive Director of the foundation, Prince Kalada Oko Jaja, disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Port Harcourt recently.
According to the executive director, the Charity Concert and Award Night is targeted at the physically-challenged in the society, who have been relegated in the scheme of things. As an interface, he said the programme, which is billed to take place at the Hotel Presidential will accord the vulnerable and discriminated in the society a broad sense of participation and rekindle their faith in their abilities.
Prince Oko Jaja, a motivational speaker and youth activist said the concert is to prove that there is ability in disability and so the onus lies on the able and privileged people in our society to lend a hand of passion and fellowship to the disadvantaged and often stigmatised members of the society. According to him, the only way to ensure that peace reigns in the Niger Delta is to show love and concern to these disadvantaged members of the society.
The programme will feature, guest artists, Nolly Wood stars, motivational talk-show and presentation of awards to the highly talented among the physically-challenged.
Apart from the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, the official sponsors, the Foundation also counts on the partnership of the Rivers State Ministry of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism for optimal success.
The 1st Port Harcourt Charity Concert is also an exclusive outreach programme to groom charity ambassadors, and restore the diminishing sense of charity among our people.