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Our Nurture Africa Story
Our global target to reach 50 million lives through our WorldClass ambition means that by investing in education, skills development and access to opportunity we can impact and support people’s lives in a meaningful and sustainable way that is aligned to our core skill-sets and resources.
Since 2013, Deloitte Ireland have been travelling to Nansana, Uganda in partnership with Nurture Africa.
Nurture Africa is an Irish founded, internationally registered, non-governmental organisation that works in Uganda. The organisation has a targeted focus on healthcare, child protection, gender equality and economic empowerment through business training and micro-finance projects.
Through this focused and collaborative skilled volunteering placement, we work towards Sustainable Development Goal 4; Quality Education. Our volunteers work closely with the Nurture Africa team to create innovative solutions to challenges that the organisation are facing. Currently, the implementation of these solutions support a stronger delivery of services to which the following are impacted; over 4,000 children in education, 17,000 in HIV treatment and care, primary healthcare and maternal health as well as 500 families supported by income generating projects.
Since the beginning of our partnership with Nurture Africa, more than 120 Deloitte volunteers have contributed to over 7,400 volunteer hours and raised in excess of €210,000 in donations by helping to implement change into a fast-paced and innovative charity, assisting with its transition to attain a self-sustainable model with new and improved services and support those in the local community.
Throughout our partnership with Nurture Africa, our volunteers have travelled to Uganda each year to offer their professional skills and time to help the charity and their local partners (schools and other small NGO’s) to improve their business acumen by upskilling staff in areas such as accounting, process and change management as well as optimising the use of the Microsoft office applications in addition to consultancy advice on strategy development, finances, support in transitioning systems and processes to cloud solutions and more.
The volunteers also get to experience and contribute to the charity’s educational programme by upskilling the teaching staff with computer skills but also by engaging and interacting with the school children through activities including reading and sports to encourage them and help them to learn English in a fun environment.
"The partnership between Nurture Africa and Deloitte encapsulates all that is positive about skills-based and impactful volunteering. By sharply focusing upon the organisational requirements of Nurture Africa and our partners, Deloitte volunteers have increased the capacity of Community Based and Non- Governmental Organisations.
This has directly benefitted upon the lives of tens of thousands of vulnerable people in Uganda. We view this project and partnership, as the single most important of our overseas volunteer programme. "
Brian Iredale – Nurture Africa, CEO