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Oando Foundation, Fashion Vie ‘support girl-child education with N43.8m’

Oando Foundation, Fashion Vie ‘support girl-child education with N43.8m’
September 20
21:44 2017
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Oando Foundation (OF), an independent charity organisation, in partnership with Fashion Vie, an annual charity fashion, say they have raised N43.8m to support the education of the Nigerian girl child.

The foundation was selected as the first beneficiary from Africa to receive proceeds from ‘The Dream: Fall 2017 Benefit Fashion Show and Silent Auction’, where it raised N43,800,000 on September 14.

In a statement, the organisation said it plans to focus on access to education, provision of potable water and sanitation in public primary schools, information and communication technology (ICT) education, scholarships, and safe spaces for girls.

“Through our ‘adopt a school initiative’, Oando Foundation has provided access to improved quality education in Nigeria, with a focus on girls in the northern region,” the statement read.

“Everyone wins when children — and especially girls – have access to education. An educated girl is likely to increase her personal earning potential and prepare herself for a productive and fulfilling life, as well as reduce poverty in the whole community. Investing in girls’ education also helps delay early marriage and parenthood. Our booming economies in Africa need more female engineers, teachers and doctors to prosper and sustain growth.”

The statement quoted Adekanla Adegoke, head, Oando Foundation, as saying “The partnership with Fashion Vie comes at a critical time when Oando Foundation is scaling up its girl child intervention under the Adopt-A-School Initiative.

“The funds raised will directly support the educational and social needs of girls in our adopted schools, providing them opportunities for a better future.”

Fashion Vie an annual charity fashion show which runs alongside New York fashion week is inspired by the life of Chuks Collins, its organiser, who is an international fashion designer.

 

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