Global foundation empowers Lagos college

March 15, 2016 12:23 pm1 commentViews: 16

Magnus Nmonwu, Regional Director for Sage West Africa.LAGOS, (CAJ News) – 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.

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.

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