Lagos, Nigeria – October 10,
2019 – OVH
Energy, Nigeria’s leading downstream marketing Company and licensee of the
Oando retail brand has partnered with the Oando Foundation in the global push
for quality education. These organizations recently embarked on the upgrade of
a Model Primary School in Onne, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, which is a
beneficiary school under the Oando Adopt-A-School Program and is within OVH
Energy’s host community.
partnership comes on the heels of OVH Energy’s efforts to foster the United
Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal Four (4) on Basic Education, aimed at
holistic improvement of public primary schools to improve access to qualitative
education and impact positively on learning outcomes while reinforcing the
Company’s commitment to improving access to basic education.
about the initiative, Chief Executive Officer, OVH Energy Marketing Ltd., Huub
Stokman, reiterated OVH Energy’s commitment to enabling a serene and conducive
learning environment in its host communities. He said, “Education is a basic
requirement for every child and the primary level is especially important as it
lays the foundation for growth that is why we decided to embark on this project
alongside Oando Foundation. This initiative brings us closer to our aim of
delivering social value, building cordial and sustainable relationships within
our areas of business operations.
are thankful to Oando Foundation for the opportunity to leverage its platform
and pedigree as an independent charity with a mission to improve the quality of
teaching and learning in Nigerian public primary schools. We hope to continue
more of these initiatives, confident that together with the government and
other corporates, quality education will be achievable in Nigeria”, Stokman
Head of Oando Foundation, Mrs. Adegoke said the Foundation leverages strategic
partnerships with various local/international organizations to mobilize resources
to its adopted school communities.
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 of a
block of six classrooms, supplied teaching and learning materials, strengthened
capacity of 15 in-school teachers on innovative teaching methods, awarded
scholarship to 16 pupils, 7 of which 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.
utilize an integrated approach to school improvement which is exactly what we
have done with this school”. She said that Oando Foundation partnered with OVH
Energy to upgrade the school and has been equipped with several new units of
furniture for pupils and teachers, provision of teaching and learning
materials, renovation of a block of classroom and general repairs”.
further stated that to provide infrastructural upgrade and donate furniture for
both pupils and teachers is a testament of the Foundation’s obligation as an
SDG 4 (Basic Education) champion. “OVH Energy had supported our work through the
years and 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”, she added.
its primary mandate to support the Nigerian Government in achieving the
Sustainable Development Goal 4 through its Adopt-A-School Initiative (AASI) -
aimed at holistic improvement of public primary schools, Oando Foundation is
also committed to building strategic partnerships that will address critical
barriers to basic education attainment in its adopted school communities; thus
deepening the scale and impact of our interventions at the community level.
upgrade of the primary school commenced following a needs assessment conducted
by OVH Energy in June 2019 in conjunction with other critical stakeholders
including the school’s management, Onne Community Development Committee, Onne
Council of Chiefs and representatives of the Rivers State Ministry of Education
Primary School Board Inspectorate. OVH Energy has in the past as part of its
educational corporate social responsibility initiatives awarded scholarship to
14 under graduate students in 5 host communities in Lagos and Rivers States.
Notes to Editors
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