Oando PLC, one of Africa’s leading indigenous energy solutions providers has launched a fund for Nigerian children who have lost one or both parents to the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and require financial support to continue schooling.
According to Tokunboh Durosaro, Director, Oando Foundation, “We appreciate that the loss of a parent or both parents to EVD can be very daunting and seriously affect the future of a child. The importance of education cannot be underscored and this is why Oando Foundation has launched the Ebola Education Support Fund to mitigate the effect of this tragedy. The fund will ensure that all affected children complete their education to university level, notwithstanding their loss.”
The Ebola Education Support Fund will provide grants to beneficiaries from whatever level they are to university graduation.
Oando Foundation also donating over 5,000 protective suits, gloves, protective glasses and boot covers to be distributed to health workers and medical institutions in Lagos and Rivers states.
Oando Foundation which was established in 2011 is funded by 1 % of Oando Plc’s annual pretax profit. The mission of the Foundation is to radically improve the quality of teaching and learning in Nigerian schools and communities by ensuring access to world class basic education systems.