Oando Foundation (OF), an independent charity with a mission to create conducive learning environments in dilapidated public primary schools in Nigeria partnered with Fashion Vie New York on Thursday, September 14, 2017, to raise funds towards 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 successfully raised N43,800,000 for the girl child education.
The Oando Foundation Through its Adopt a School Initiative, has steadily provided access to improved quality education in Nigeria, with a focus on girls in the Northern region where we have a majority of the over 6.3 million out-of-school girls.
The Foundation’s holistic programmes have increased the number of young girls enrolling in its adopted schools through the provision of hygiene and sanitary facilities in schools, scholarships to deserving females to transit to secondary school, mentorship programmes, training of female teachers, and partnerships with International Development Organisations.
Oando Foundation has successfully adopted 80 public primary schools across 23 states in Nigeria, renovated 30 of these under the infrastructure development component; established 17 ICT centres and 3 Early Child Care Development Education (ECCDE) centres.
The Foundation has donated over 5,000 books and learning materials across intervention communities. The Foundation has successfully supported community involvement by strengthening the capacity of over 300 School-Based Management Committee (SBMC) members, awarded scholarships to 907 pupils and facilitated training of 1,700 teachers. 60,000 students now have access to improved learning environments including improved sanitary facilities through the direct intervention of Oando Foundation.
Fashion Vie, an annual charity fashion show which runs alongside New York Fashion Week utilizes the creative industry to support social justice and worldwide human right issues, by gathering audiences for a contemporary experience of fashion and art, while highlighting the incredible work of local, national, and international non-profits.