BrandArena: Oando Foundation Awards Scholarships to 225 less-privileged Children

Thursday 8 November 2012

Oando Foundation Awards Scholarships to 225 less-privileged Children

In line with its vision to transform lives in Nigerian communities through education and economic empowerment, Oando Foundation, an independently registered charity of Oando PLC, has awarded scholarships to 225 less-privileged children nationwide as part of activities to launch its Oando's Scholar Programme.

Beneficiaries will be selected from Oando adopted primary schools throughout Nigeria, and the scheme will sponsor ten (10) outstanding primary six pupils from each of the Foundation’s adopted schools, through secondary and tertiary education on an annual basis.

The programme will cover the tuition, sundry expenses such as transportation, study materials, school feeding and school uniforms. This is intended to foster the transition the advancement of the future workforce from Primary School to Secondary School education and to equip them with the capacity to compete with peers globally.

Commenting on the launch, Ms. Tokunboh Durosaro, Director, Oando Foundation said: “Basic education is one of the most potent tools for reducing poverty and inequality in modern societies. We believe that intervening in the provision of quality education is critical to laying the foundation for the sustainable growth and development of our country.”

In line with addressing the challenges in the Nigerian education sector, the Oando Foundation, in partnership with the government at various levels, made a pledge to increase access and improve the overall quality of education across the country through its Adopt-A-School Initiative (AASI). Through the AASI, Oando Foundation adopts dilapidated public primary schools to provide new classroom blocks, new roofs, doors, windows, water supply, playgrounds, and sanitation facilities.


  1. This is good for Nigeria children. Lot of people really need help and organization should continue to help like this. It will go along way to help improve our nation and eradicate poverty and suffering in a long run. Thumps up to Oando!

  2. yep i think i agree with felix. more organization need to help africans through more of csr and fundraising for education