About the Foundation
The Founder of the Rita Marley Foundation is Mrs Rita Marley OD. She now resides in Ghana and was several years ago enstooled as Nana Afua Adobea 1(Queen of Development) in the South-eastern Akwapim Region of Ghana.
The Rita Marley Foundation is supported by funds from donors and collaborators. Our Foundation will work towards the alleviation of poverty for peoples of developing and less developed countries.
Its long term function will be to eradicate poverty and hunger in specific selected communities using as its tools: empowerment of those communities through the creation of economic investments, improvement of educational opportunities and the development of knowledge and proper practice in nutrition and health care.
As an NGO, the Rita Marley Foundation will administer and manage identified projects deserving assistance.
Rita Marley Foundation Ltd. (USA)
RMF Ltd. (USA) is a 501 C3 company. Serving those on the Continent as well as in the Diaspora, RMF (U.S.A) will also work in harmony with its sister NGOs, RMF (Ghana) situated at 1 French Line in Aburi, Ghana and RMF (Jamaica) located at 56 Hope Road in Kingston, Jamaica. Active programs include Africa development, empowerment support through partner agencies in Jamaica, and production of educational materials.
Scholarships & Fellowships
Scholarships / fellowships for youth and other qualified individuals to attend academic and/or trade institutions/continuing education activities in the Caribbean, Africa, U.S.A or throughout the diaspora.
Refurbishing & Rebuilding
The Foundation will also engage in refurbishing/rebuilding libraries and health care facilities. It will organize programs, concerts, tours, exhibitions and other forms of artistic activities to disseminate the message of peace, justice, equality and human rights.
Indigent Musician/Artist Program
Indigent musicians are supported through various services; including, access to health care, emergency grants, educational improvement and instrument replacement. The RMF will offer support mainly through community, religious and faith-based and/ or private organizations.