CNOOC Uganda Supports 600 Pupils In Hoima District
CNOOC handed over a package of 3,600 exercise books, 3,600 pencils, 3,600 pens, 600 school bags, 450kgs of beans, 450kgs of rice and 450kgs of maize flour to the administration of the school in Kyangwali Sub County.
The support will benefit over 600 pupils and teachers at the school.
This contribution is in addition to Shs252, 000 (Two hundred fifty two thousand shillings) disbursed to each of the 8 teachers and school nurse per month, as salary top up every month. This makes CNOOC Uganda’s total support to the Buhuka Primary School staff Shs27.3 m per year.
Speaking at the handover ceremony of the scholastic materials and food stuff, Ms Wei Chai, Head of Corporate Affairs Department of CNOOC Uganda said the handover underlines the willingness of CNOOC to be a good neighbor to the community in its areas of operation and commitment for a win-win situation with its stakeholders. .
“We hope that our humble contribution to Buhuka Primary School will go a long way in improving the performance of the 600 pupils at this school. At CNOOC, we believe education is important for children’s future and success in life. We would like to encourage the pupils to study hard and make progress every day, via this donation, ” said Ms Chai.
CNOOC Uganda is a subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, China’s largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas and one of the world’s largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies.
CNOOC limited has operations in Asia, Africa, Oceania, North and South America, mainly engaging in exploration, development, production and sales of oil and natural gas.
On Feb 21, 2012 CNOOC completed the acquisition of one third interests of oil blocks in the Albertine graben making it one of the players in Uganda’s oil and gas sector.
As an energy company with a strong sense of social responsibility, CNOOC has the willingness to support programs within the social sector-education and health and environment management and cultural programs.
On 15th June, 2012, CNOOC Uganda donated drugs worth Shs85 million to Ntoroko District Local Government as part of its social investment programs.
By extending the support to the pupils, CNOOC also underscored its support to the parents and guardians of the children who find it difficult to provide basic education needs such as exercise books and pencils.
Chai added that contribution is part of CNOOC Uganda’s social responsibility programme aimed at promoting development in society through health, education, environment and sports initiatives.
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Updated on 2013-05-09 09:25
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