ExxonMobil supported initiative for women and childrens's health and education in Angola
In 2007, the ExxonMobil Foundation supported Save the Children and Africare, together with the Angolan Ministry of Education to address the education and health needs of women and children in Kibala, in the Kwanza Sul province of Angola.
The ExxonMobil Foundation, with the enthusiastic support for the first schools built by this initiative, decided to fund the construction of four more schools and three community health posts. More than 300 students benefit from each of the 10 new schools, including hundreds of girls who would otherwise not have had access to safe education. The community health posts benefit more than 6600 people in the region, supplying vaccines and essential medicines. Together with the Angolan Ministry of Health, 60 teachers, 500 health professionals, and dozens of community health volunteers have been trained in basic hygiene, nutrition, and the causes of and treatments for malaria and other common childhood diseases.