The China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC), together with the contractors in the Kingfisher oil development area this week donated items and cash worth $500,000 to Entebbe Children Welfare School.
The school is an educational institution serving vulnerable and disadvantaged children with different disabilities.
Speaking at the handover ceremony held today, Mr. Hu Weijie, the acting President of CNOOC Uganda Limited said that they did lead this drive after recognizing the importance of education in fostering a brighter future for Uganda’s youth and children.
“This contribution is a testament to our commitment to corporate social responsibility and their ongoing efforts to education more accessible and comfortable to the students at Entebbe Children Welfare School,” he said
The donation includes a financial contribution, which he said will aid in the improvement of the school’s infrastructural facilities and educational resources, ensuring that students have access to a conducive learning environment.
CNOOC Uganda Limited led the drive where contractors of the Kingfisher Oilfield donated a total of US $500,000 in cash (US$50,000 from China Construction, $150,000 from COOEC and CPECC, US150,000 from Daqing Oil Field Company and $150,000 from COSL). CNOOC Uganda Limited also donated souvenirs to the school.
Wu expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership and the shared vision of empowering Ugandans through education. He stated,
“At CNOOC Uganda Limited, we believe in the transformative power of education. By investing in the Entebbe Children’s Welfare School, we aim to enhance the learning experience and provide opportunities for students to excel academically. We are honored to collaborate with our contractors and make a meaningful difference in the lives of the vulnerable children who represent the future of Uganda,” he said
The Entebbe Municipal Council leadership and the Children Welfare School administration expressed their gratitude for the generous donation, emphasizing the positive impact it will have on the institution and its students.
CNOOC Uganda Limited and its contractors remain committed to fostering sustainable development in Uganda through responsible business practices and community engagement. This donation to the Entebbe Children Welfare School aligns with its overarching mission to support local initiatives and uplift communities and thereby fulfilling its mission of oil for a better life.