Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Global foundation empowers Lagos college

15 March 2016, 19:42

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 school library.

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 West Africa.

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.

Also read: Lagos student arraigned for £54 000 love scam

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 employee time

(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


Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...