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 Western Union Foundation and Ecobank support “Read to Succeed” Library Project

....A USD$20,000 grant was used to equip the library at Ransome Kuti Memorial Senior Grammar School in Lagos

LAGOS, Nigeria, November 14, 2016 – The Western Union Foundation today announced the donation of a furnished library to the Ransome Kuti Memorial Senior Grammar School in Mosalasi, Mushin, Lagos. The Western Union Foundation and Ecobank Nigeria Limited have teamed up to finance this initiative as part of the “Read to Succeed” program.

The USD $20,000 grant, donated early this year, has been used to provide the library with tables, chairs, books, book shelves, ceiling fans, air conditioners, computers, printers and other supplies. This project was successfully managed by the Joseph and Eunice Oladaiye Foundation, a local NGO operating in Lagos.

This brand new library will benefit more than 1,000 students at the school. Western Union will grant an additional USD $5,000 to three qualified, underprivileged university students to finance their scholarships.

We are proud of the work of the Western Union Foundation and its continuous offer to support programs and services that promote equity and education for all children. These efforts bring to Nigeria’s youth the opportunity for success, access to quality education and a path to a brighter future. Through the {Read to Succeed} project, we encourage students to read by creating a suitable reading and learning environment,” Said Regional Vice President of Western Union for Africa Aida Diarra.