Sahara group celebrates 1200 man-hours volunteer activity in 2017


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Volunteers could also be behind-the-scenes unsung heroes; but they embody the value of “being there for others” – which is an integral part of the ethos of Sahara Group, a leading African power conglomerate.

Sahara Group volunteers

While the world celebrates the International Volunteer Day (IVD), Sahara Group is delighted to precise its gratitude to employees and volunteers throughout the globe for relentlessly giving part of their time, talent and treasure to promote sustainable improvement.

The IVD is a UN approved event that gives a platform for volunteers and organizations to “rejoice their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work amongst their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations businesses, authorities authorities and the personal sector.”

Aside from mobilising hundreds of volunteers yearly, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and improvement by advocating for the recognition of volunteers and working with companions to integrate volunteerism into improvement programming

In line with the 2017 Theme, “Volunteers Act First. Right here. In all places”, Sahara Group dedicated over 1200 skilled hours via volunteering actions on several Sahara Foundation tasks.

“This selfless help, dedication and dedication led to the supply of life altering tasks in numerous nations where Sahara operates and resonates with our conviction that volunteering a policy – it is what we do with much gusto,” says Bethel Obioma, Head, Company Communications, Sahara Group.

Sahara Group volunteers in a faculty educating

One of many core philosophies of Sahara Foundation is the involvement of employees members in the implementation of Personal and Corporate Social Duty (PCSR) initiatives. This reinforces the importance of ‘Personal’ in the PCSR mandate that guides Sahara Basis’s interventions throughout the globe.

Sahara Basis Manager, Oluseyi Ojurongbe, studies that in 2017, greater than 20 college students from totally different secondary faculties in Lagos have been mentored by Sahara employees by way of the I.N.V.E.N.T Mentoring platform. In addition, Sahara employees additionally introduced career and life expertise talks to over one thousand youths by means of the SaharaHub – Sahara Foundation’s on-line platform for promoting extrapreneurship.

In 2017, employees donated computer systems, instructional supplies and information canes to college students of the Bethesda Residence for the Blind. Other cash and in-kind contributions have additionally been made in the direction of numerous charitable tasks.

“On this commemorative day, we salute all our employees volunteers whose commitment to the cause of empowering lives and giving wings to aspirations remains unwavering. Sahara is proud to rejoice our volunteers and their counterparts everywhere in the world at the moment and declare them the actual heroes of 2017,” provides Ojurongbe.

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