Schneider Electric Foundation has created a fund to combat the economic hardship facing rural and disadvantaged communities with focus on meals for underprivileged children in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The initiative known as “Tomorrow Rising Fund’’, offers staff the opportunity to donate to the noble cause of alleviating the hardships being faced by children.
Donations will be managed by a non-governmental organization with a strong impact in Nigeria — LEAP Africa – and implement the initiative.
According to Schneider Electric, the implementation of the project will be done in two phases with the first focusing on the basic needs, specifically meals for underprivileged children and communities across the country.
The second phase will be implemented from June to December 2020, will focus on understanding the current situation and needs/risks of education partners in Anglophone Africa with the deployment of support in existing education projects.
In addition, there will be assessment to confirm digital training requirements for student engagement to reduce drop out and ensure continuous learning and possible support via the Schneider Electric Academy.
The firm said the staff donated €1,210 while the Schneider Electric Foundation donated €10,550, bringing the total remitted funds for LEAP Africa to €11,760.00.
The Project Coordinator, Access to Energy of the company, Mr Isaac Adeleke, said that under the phase one of the initiative the Foundation in partnership with LEAP Africa will provide 13,000 meals across Nigeria.
The total fund contributed of about 11,760 Euros was handed over officially to LEAP Africa on Friday, July 17, 2020.