Summary: Oando Foundation seeks to create a world-class learning environment in 100 primary schools across Nigeria by 2015 by holistically addressing the needs of students, teachers, and school leaders through infrastructural development, capacity building, and scholarship programs, with a focus on the girl child in the northern part of Nigeria. --- The Oando Foundation Adopt-A-School Initiative (AASI) model focuses on ‘adopting’ public schools across the country by implementing in them a range of school improvement activities which span the actual school and wider community. Using the model as its signature platform, Oando Foundation implements programs aimed at increasing the access and quality of basic education in Nigeria, with a f...
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Description of Scale and Reach
In line with its plan to fully adopt 100 schools by 2015, the Foundation has adopted 47 schools from 8 states across Nigeria. These schools are benefiting from the Foundation’s holistic program interventions. Five local implementing partners have been selected to support program implementation at the community level. The Foundation has provided improved learning environments and sanitary conditions for 17,292 pupils in its adopted schools through construction and/or renovation of classroom blocks and provision of sanitary facilities and water supply in each of the schools. Oando Foundation has also awarded 225 scholarships to the best performing pupils from its adopted primary schools to enable them transit to secondary level. In 2013, the Foundation adopted 20 schools in 14 new states, and will be awarding scholarships to 315 best performing pupils in old and new schools. Oando Foundation is also continuing with the renovation of its adopted schools, maintenance of old renovations, establishing pilot sites for ICT centers in Katsina, Cross River and Lagos states, and completing work on three pilot sites for early childhood facilities in 3 states. In addition, they are providing lesson plans for teachers in 1,003 primary schools in Lagos Sate; training teachers in Oando adopted schools, and providing capacity building for SBMCs and LGEAs serving Oando adopted schools. Furthermore, they are developing their first Monitoring and Evaluation report, while establishing and strengthening new and old partnerships with various stakeholders aimed at ensuring program sustainability and improved results.