Foundation funds more initiatives

Exxon Mobil Corporation, through its affiliate Esso Exploration Angola (Block 15) Limited (Esso Angola), have announced $3.5mn in grants for public health and education programmes in Angola. The ten grants, provided by the ExxonMobil Foundation, are aimed at combating malaria and expanding educational opportunities for women. The grants will be disbursed in partnership with national and international non-governmental organisations. The grants will provide additional financial support for existing programmes and also facilitate the development and deployment of new programmes.
The anti-malaria grants will support programmes that help two of the most vulnerable groups: women and children less than five years of age. The programmes include training and education on prevention and treatment, the provision of insecticide treated bed nets and other medical resources, and access to health facilities. The women’s educational grants, in addition to providing vocational training and literacy education, will support a training programme for teenage girls.
“ExxonMobil is committed to improving the lives of people in the communities where we operate,” said Andy Swiger, senior vice president for ExxonMobil. “These grants will fund programmes focused on providing multiple social benefits for the people of Angola, including disease prevention, education and economic development.”
The ExxonMobil Foundation’s signature programmes include the ExxonMobil Malaria Initiative, established in 2000, to support the prevention, control and treatment of malaria, and the ExxonMobil Women’s Economic Opportunity Initiative, established in 2005, to help women in developing countries fulfill their economic potential and drive social change in their communities.
Since 2000, the ExxonMobil Foundation has contributed more than $23mn in Angola through the two signature programmes.

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