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In order to support 300 orphans and vulnerable children with increased access to quality education, primary healthcare, nutrition, social welfare and economic strength, through sustainable development activities, the Oladiran Olusegun Adebutu (OOA) Foundation has concluded plans to launch a two-year pilot intervention programme in three selected senatorial districts of Ogun State, Nigeria.
The two-year pilot scheme is meant to provide various intervention packages for children, and scheduled for October 22, 2016, at the Park Inn by Radisson, Presidential Boulevard, Kuto, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Mr. Segun Adebutu
According to the Chief Executive Director of OOA, Kemi Sokenu-Morris, the 300 orphans and vulnerable children has been carefully selected from six local government areas of Ikenne, Imeko, Odogbolu, Yewa South, Abeokuta South and Abeokuta North, in Ogun State, to benefit from the pilot-project being offered from June-December, 2016.
She disclosed that the foundation has been in operation for two years, especially in the south western part of Nigeria, and believes it is timely to extend their coverage of humanitarian services to other zone in Nigeria. She also envisaged a dream society where no vulnerable children and women are left behind in poverty and sorrow.
She said: “The foundation is reshaping and implementing sustainable development that include zero hunger, increase access to good health and wellbeing, increase access to quality education, poverty reduction, and many more that facilitate good living of the children.”
The foundation is a non-profit and non-political organization based in South-west Nigeria, with initiated phased intervention programmes aimed at supporting orphans and the vulnerable.