Orange Card improves teacher skills with N20m

A non-governmental organization, Orange Card Project, said it would give 200 public school teachers in Ogun State grants and scholarships of N200 million.

Orange Card Project chief executive Dr Anuolowapo Jolaoso said the 200 teachers would receive free exclusive training, scholarships for his academy, entrepreneurship training as well as free business training. smart academy on the use of digital teaching aids and equipment.

She explained that teachers have the flexibility to choose which programs they want to apply for, saying entrepreneurship training is for teachers nearing retirement.

Jolaoso said, “Teachers play a vital role in nation building and development, they deserve to live well and constantly improve their professional effectiveness. This will result in the growth of our society and the nation, we must support them in every way possible to have more impact in their profession of nation building.

“To participate, forms can be collected from the Orange Card office from April 1 to April 14, after which applicants will be shortlisted and winners selected via a lottery. The essence of the lottery is openness and the transparency of the whole process since only 200 teachers can be accommodated.

She added that the forms were free for Orange card holders, adding that the organization was also supporting teachers with a special card known as the Orange Card Privilege to purchase essential products and devices at lower prices than those of the market.

The Communication and Media Manager of the Orange Card Project, Yinka Rahim, said: “The project was set up to improve the standard of living of teachers by providing them with grants, scholarships and training.

“We hope to expand opportunities to accommodate more teachers in the state and some other states in the federation in the near future.

“The initiative aims to support the state government in its efforts to raise the standard of living of teachers in Ogun State, their skills, the education sector and the economy as a whole.”

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