Lagos – Education standards are poise to improve
at the Strides Towers College in Lagos after the Sage Foundation partnered with
Sesôr Africa a Nigerian non-profit organisation, to completely refurbish the
Sage volunteers are helping to refurbish the school library
— a process that includes furnishing the library, painting and redecorating,
and providing books and educational material.
“We are open about how we give, not only financially but
through the participation of colleagues who are also empowered to give to the
causes that matter to them. It is inspiring to see how excited our team is to
be part of this initiative,” said Magnus Nmonwu, Regional Director for Sage
Ier Jonathan-Ichaver, Executive Director at Sesôr, welcomed
the partnership with Sage.
We are glad that disadvantaged children at this school will
have the resources they need for a quality education. It is especially
inspiring to see the Sage Team interacting with the children – this gives them
a boost money cannot buy,” said Jonathan-Ichaver.
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Sage, the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll,
and payment systems, launched its global foundation to set a new benchmark for
corporate partnerships through its 2+2+2 model for working with the community.
Under this model, Sage is committed to giving 2 percent of
(5 days paid volunteering per year), 2 percent of free cash
flow and two donated software licences to eligible registered charities, social
enterprises and non-profit organisations.
Ivan Epstein, President for Sage International and Chairman
of Sage Foundation, said the foundation was committed to transforming the
communities globally where Sage was present.
“Focusing on education is one way that we can make a real
impact. We hope that the library at Strides Towers College will help the
children to prepare themselves for a bright future,” said Epstein.
- CAJ News