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Oando Raises 43.8m Naira For Girl Child Education Along Side Fashion Vie by Mijioyime1: 9:16am On Sep 22, 2017
Oando Foundation

The reason for setting up educational foundations is not farfetched. It is to prepare future elementary educational professionals who are;

Critical thinkers
Well informed
In possession of knowledge and skills that will enable them provide education for students
Oando foundation is not left behind. Oando foundation has raised N43.8m for girl child education alongside Fashion Vie. The mission of Oando Foundation (OF) is to create a conducive learning environment in dilapidated public primary schools in Nigeria. Of has partnered with Fashion Vie (New York) to raise funds towards the education of the Nigerian girl child. This happened on the 14th of August, 2017.

Oando Foundation was selected as the first beneficiary from Africa to receive proceeds from the dream; “Fall 2017 Benefit Fashion Show and Silent Auction”. It successfully raised N43,800,000 for the girl child education.

Despite the fact that Oando Foundation adopts a school initiative, it has steadily provided access to improved quality education Nigeria. OF majorly focuses on girls child majorly focuses on girls in the Northern region of Nigeria through the provision of;

hygiene and sanitary facilities in schools
Scholarships to deserving females to transit to secondary School
Training of female teachers
Mentorship programmes
Partnership with international development Organizations, the foundations programmes has increased the number of young girls enrolling in its adopted schools.
Over 6.3 Million Out Of School Girls Are In Nigeria

It is worthy of note that with over 6.3 million out of school girls in the country, OF’s commitment is reinforced in the words of Angelique Kidjo;

Everyone wins when children especially girls have access to education. Furthermore, an educated girl is likely to increase her personal earning potential and prepare herself for a productive and fulfilling life. Likewise, this could reduce poverty in the whole community. Investing in girls education also helps delay early marriage and parenthood. Our booming economy economies in Africa need more;

Female Engineers


Doctors to prosper and sustain growth

However, Fashion Vie, an annual fashion charity fashion show which runs along side New York Fashion week is inspired by the life of Chuks Collins. He is the an international fashion designer and founder of Fashion Vie. Chuks career begins in Nigeria. The event took place at the famous Angel Orensanz and hosted by Claudia Jordan an;

TV and Radio personality
Fashion Vie

Fashion Vie utilizes the creative industry to support social justice and worldwide human right issues. They do this by gathering audiences for a contemporary experience of fashion and art while highlighting the incredible work of local, national and international non profits.

Adekanla Adegoke, the head of OF said the partnership with fashion vie comes at a critical time when Oando Foundation is scaling up it’s girl child intervention under the ”Adopt -A- School” initiative. He further said that the funds raised will directly support the educational and social needs of the girls, providing them opportunities for a better future.

The 2017 theme “Girls Child Education” is a cause close to both partners. The foundation will use proceeds from the event to further improve access to and provide quality primary education in its adopted schools. The organization plans to focus on;

Access to Education
Provision of portable water
Sanitation in public primary schools
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) education
Safe spaces for girls
More About Oando Foundation

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More notably, Oando Foundation has however successfully

Adopted 80 public primary schools over 23 states in Nigeria
Renovated 30 of the 80 public primary schools under the infrastructure development component
Established 17 ICT centres
Established 3 Early Child Care Development Education (ECCDE) centres
Donated 5,000 books and learning materials across intervention communities
Supported community involvement by strenghtening the capacity of over 300 school based management committee members
Awarded scholarships to 907 pupils
Facilitated training of 1700 teachers
Made 60,000 students have access to improved learning environments
Provided improved sanitary facilities through the direct intervention of Oando Foundation.
Finally, Chucks concluded by saying Fashion Vie has chosen to return to Nigeria where it all started from. He further added that since his career began in Nigeria, it was only wise to give back something worthy.
Re: Oando Raises 43.8m Naira For Girl Child Education Along Side Fashion Vie by Mijioyime1: 9:18am On Sep 22, 2017
I Really happy when I heard about about the exploits of this foundation along side fashion vie. Nice one. More from 03schools.com

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