The Olusola and Oyenike Areogun Development Initiative (OOADInitiative) has provided full scholarships to three children of missionaries in Nigeria to attend a world-class secondary school.
This facilitates their exposure to international exams and certifications such as Cambridge GCSE, SAT and DELF French Language examination through its “Operation Give a Life a Destiny” (Operation GLAD).
This brings the total number of beneficiaries to over 70 students comprised of at least 60 indigent students and 10 academically excellent students. These OOADInitiative scholarships have made the dream of higher education a reality for recipients across Nigeria in the past five years.
OOADInitiative is a Christian-based non-governmental organisation and the development arm of the Sola Areogun Ministries, where support is given to vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and communities, thereby empowering them to fulfil their dreams.
In addition, the foundation has provided micro-credit loans for disadvantaged women to kickstart small-scale businesses for women empowerment. A vocational school was also established to focus on equipping under-privileged and disabled women to acquire skills in catering, baking, jewellery crafts, among others.
According to the foundation’s initiators, Reverend Olusola Areogun and Reverend Oyenike Areogun, the thematic focus of OOADInitiative is achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) focused on education, women empowerment and community development.
“This is evident in our various projects such as scholarships for indigent undergraduate students, Operation GLAD, proposed public library, vocational school for women and girls, a micro-credit scheme for women, provision of clean water and sanitation, medical aid and support, and our Tabitha Project (outreaches to schools and villages).”
This is a unique approach to reaching your world that other religious bodies can emulate to achieve the greater good for the greatest number of people.
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