Oranto Petroleum to fund educational training for South Sudan’s communities

8022555965 6cbce92ab2 zOranto Petroleum will fund an education programme in conjunction with the Ministry of Petroleum to provide training to 25 teachers in the most underprivileged parts of South Sudan

Oranto Petroleum’s support paves the way for 25 teachers to receive quality training that will benefit 60,000 children across 30 villages in Yirol, South Sudan’s Eastern Lakes State.

The programme will run for a five-year period and is expected to have a considerable impact on communities in the state, which is among the poorest of the country.

It will be implemented by Action for Intervention and Management (AIM), a non-governmental organisation that works to provide quality education to the most underdeveloped parts of South Sudan.

Arthur Eze, executive chairman of Oranto Petroleum, said, “At Oranto Petroleum, it is our firm belief that supporting teachers in their professional development leads to improved outcomes for learners. Good quality training is an essential part of a teacher’s professional life and it is going to help so many children.”

“In South Sudan and across Africa, too many children have not had the utmost access to an excellent education. I am happy this programme will start addressing this issue and closing the gap, especially with young girls. Oranto will continue supporting what catalyses leadership to make educational equity a reality,” he added.

Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, minister of Petroleum of the Republic of South Sudan, commented, “The South Sudanese oil industry can never be at its best without qualified citizens to take up roles across the full value chain. Earning a qualification is not enough for teachers to continue to grow, develop and evolve.”

“For South Sudan to reach its true place in Africa, we have to invest in education and great students are the result of great teachers and it is, therefore, essential to empower and support teaching professionals throughout this country and I am thankful to Oranto Petroleum and implore on other oil companies in the country to do the same,” the minister stated.

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