ExxonMobil Nigeria headquarter in Lagos

The oil giant with global pedigree in the international business sphere, ExxonMobil will not relent in ensuring that their host nation youths are positively empowered, engaged and trained through the company Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Power Forward programme.

ExxonMobil with National Basketball Association and Africare will empower, engage and train not less than 10, 000 youths across various primary, secondary schools in the rural community.

This programme was disclosed to be the fourth edition of a youth empowerment and development programme organised by ExxonMobil, National Basketball Association and Africar.

The above was disclosed in a released on Wednesday 14 June 2017, the Power Forward programme would teach and mentor 300 students from 10 secondary schools annually in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Nigeria on health literacy and life skills such as leadership, respect and personal responsibility through basketball and other programming to positively impact the students.

It was further disclosed that the intervention programme includes a malaria prevention campaign during which the participating youths would distribute 6,000 bed nets and install 20 hand-wash stations in internally displaced persons camps to promote hygiene in the rural community.

Frank Traore, who is the Technical Director, National Basketball Association Africa, stated that as follows, “This programme has held three major kick-off events with more than 6,000 students and very important persons in attendance. We have embarked on several interventions at the Internally Display Persons (IDP) centres for malaria prevention and sanitation exercise.”

That since 2000, ExxonMobil-supported programmes had distributed more than 14 million bed nets, nearly three million diagnostic tests and more than four million anti-malaria treatments, reaching more than 125 million people worldwide.

The Power Forward programme is a co-initiative of ExxonMobil through its foundation which engages in a range of philanthropic activities that improve basic education, promote women as catalysts for development, and combat malaria and other infectious diseases in developing countries.

The host community to the giant oil company was urged to shun violence and embrace every opportunity given to the youths through the Power Forward programme of ExxonMobil.