2nd September, 2011
The Ondo State Oil Producing Area Commission, OSOPADEC, has pledged to sponsor 250 female indigenes to school.
The chairman of OSOPADEC, Prince Debo Ajimuda, has called on orphan female indigenes of the community to take advantage of the street to school scholarship scheme.
The commission, which is working in collaboration with the Feminine Care Development Foundation, is set to send 250 girls back to school and empower 150 young women with entrepreneurial skills.
Prince Ajimuda said the commission decided to embark on the life changing project in order to encourage the less privileged indigenes of the area to achieve their educational ambition.
He urged the indigenes of the area to register for the scholarship and the entrepreneurial training at Ilaje and Ese Odo local government areas in the state, which are under the jurisdiction of OSOPADEC.
The registration would start next Monday at Ilaje High School in Ondo State.
The Coordinator of the foundation, Miss Jumoke Awe, said: â€œ I believe strongly that the empowerment of girls through education and the entrepreneurial training is a critical starting point to stop the traditional inequality that makes it impossible for girls and women to contribute to nation building.