Tony Rapu’s vision is to bring about a developmental change to people’s lives and several communities by reaching out to different areas through calculated interventions. Dr. Tony Rapu has developed new methods and in tackling serious issues such as drug addiction (such as Lizzy), urban poverty, and community development.
He undertakes this work in his role as Freedom Foundation’s Chairman Board of Trustees and more particularly, The Genesis House (a residential rehabilitation program for girls and young women who have been victims of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation), House of Refuge (a drug rehabilitation and resource center which caters for the rehabilitation needs of drug and alcohol dependent individuals ), Bethesda Child Support Agency (which mobilizes community resources with the assistance of partners to help children from impoverished backgrounds secure a better future through education) and King Solomon’s Funds (which provides empowerment programs to young men and women through career skills training, business and entrepreneurial development training, vocational skills training, counselling and mentoring). He is married to Nkoyo, and they have three children.
As a filmmaker, he has produced and edited short films, documenting his work ‘on the field’, including “My Lagos Diaries” documentary series.
As a life coach, he has had quite an impact on the career of so many people in positions of authority in both the public and private sectors.