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Grassroots' support is crucial to meeting to overcoming the security and other challenges associated with school enrolment and retention in Nigeria. Involving local communities in initiatives to safeguard education is crucial in protecting the children. Advocacy is an...

Community Engagement- School Based Management Committees (SMBCs)

Every school needs community support. Research has proven that schools with community support thrive better than those without such support. In Nigeria, the School-Based Management Committee (SBMC) is set up to increase citizen participation in school management as...


Research show that millions of children in Nigeria are out of school because of cost related factors even though education is nominally free. While public secondary education in Nigeria is free, there are fees that impact students. These include transportation, books,...

Girl Child Education

According to UNESCO's Making Education a Priority in the Post - 2015 Development Agenda report, there are still about 57 million children of primary school age, including 31 million girls, who are not in school due to financial, social or physical challenges. Due to...

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

In 2007, the Nigerian Government added Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to the basic education curriculum. However, power failures, insufficient computer systems and unskilled teachers have contributed to the lack of ICT knowledge among children in...

Early Childhood Care and Development

Statistics from the Federal Ministry of Education reveal that the expected enrolment in ECCD in Nigeria is 22 million, but the actual is 2 million, leaving 20 million children under 5 years old out-of-school.According to the Universal Basic Education Act 2004, UBEC is...

Teacher Training

The UNESCO 2014 Education for All Report shows that there is a deficit in the number of trained primary school teachers in Nigeria. Average Pupil/trained teacher ratio is 1:40. In some schools in northern Nigeria, there are more than 200 students per trained teacher....

Infrastructure Development

Severe shortages of classroom space results in class sizes that sometimes triple the prescribed teacher-pupil ratio for Nigeria of 1:40 (National Bureau of Statistics, 2009; World Bank, 2008). Many schools lack the essential infrastructure to enable them function as...

Oando Foundation @ 10

PRESS RELEASE February 4, 2021  Oando Foundation Commemorates a Decade of Progress: Marks 10th AnniversaryOando Foundation Commemorates 10th AnniversaryOando Foundation Commemorates 10 Years of Bridging the Gap in Basic EducationOando Foundation Celebrates 10...

Oando Foundation To Promote Environmental Education And Sustainable Action In Schools And Communities

Oando Foundation (OF), an independent charity, has initiated a project to promote environmental education and sustainable action for pupils in target schools and host communities in Lagos State with support from Sumitomo Chemical, a Japanese Chemical Company. ...

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Our Mission

To improve the learning environment in primary schools by holistically creating world-class basic education systems to the community.

Our Vision

To create a sustainable and successful educational system in Nigeria that educates and empowers children.

Our Impact

Our theory of change is predicated on the belief that improving the quality of basic education in Nigeria requires a multifaceted approach focused on whole school development, deploying an ongoing engagement with the adopted school for several years, rather than a one off donation experience.

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