The Oando Foundation, through its Adopt-a-school initiative and OVH Energy, a licensee of the Oando retail brand have expressed their commitment to improving infrastructural deficiencies in public primary schools by upgrading facilities in its adopted school, Model Primary School, Ekara Onne, Rivers State.
The Head of Oando Foundation, Mrs. Adekanla Adegoke said it leverages on strategic partnerships with various local/international organisations to mobilise resources to its adopted school communities.
She reiterated the foundation’s commitment to providing a conducive learning environment for every child.
“Model Primary School, Onne is a beneficiary of the foundation’s adopt-a-school initiative, which is ultimately aimed at improving learning outcomes. Since adoption in 2008, we have renovated a block of six classrooms, supplied teaching and learning materials, strengthened capacity of 15 in-school teachers on innovative teaching methods.
We awarded scholarship to 16 pupils, seven of whom have graduated from secondary school, and strengthened the capacity of Education Management Information System (EMIS) officials from Rivers State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and Ekara Onne Local Government on data management for quality education delivery. We utilise an integrated approach to school improvement which is exactly what we have done with this school.”
Adegoke said OVH Energy has supported the foundation’s work over the years, adding, “we believe that partnership is key to scaling education in Nigeria and we request all stakeholders – government, businesses, communities and innovators to join us to transform lives through education.”