ExxonMobil Contributes $3.5 Million to Social Programs in Angola
Funds Will Support Anti-Malaria and Women's Education Initiatives
IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), through its affiliate Esso Exploration Angola (Block 15) Limited (Esso Angola), today announced $3.5 million in grants for public health and education programs 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 organizations. The grants will provide additional financial support for existing programs and also facilitate the development and deployment of new programs.
The anti-malaria grants will support programs that help two of the most vulnerable groups: women and children less than five years of age. The programs 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 program 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 programs focused on providing multiple social benefits for the people of Angola, including disease prevention, education and economic development."
The ExxonMobil Foundation's signature programs 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 $23 million in Angola through the two signature programs.
ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world's growing energy needs. ExxonMobil holds an industry-leading inventory of resources, is the largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products, and its chemical company is one of the largest in the world. Exxon Mobil Corporation and the ExxonMobil Foundation engage in a range of philanthropic activities that advance education, health and science in the communities where ExxonMobil has significant operations. ExxonMobil is the largest non-pharmaceutical corporate donor to malaria research and development efforts. Since 2000, the company has committed $150 million to community outreach programs in Africa, including $55 million to programs to fight malaria.
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Source: Exxon Mobil Corporation
Released December 15, 2009