Deloitte Africa on May 30, 2023 embarked on an audacious journey of redefining corporate volunteerism in Africa.
The leading professional services firm in the world, rallied all its staff to put their day-to-day business aside and use their skills to support and empower their communities positively and sustainably.
At the core of this endeavor lies the firm’s unwavering commitment to improving the lives of 14 million Africans by 2030.
Based on this bold objective, Deloitte’s Executive Committee adopted a Volunteer Policy that permits their people to dedicate up to 40 hours annually to deserving causes. This significant move toward volunteerism represents a paradigm shift and a renewed commitment to having a palpable impact on communities in which Deloitte operates.
In Ghana, over 400 staff of Deloitte spent an entire working day with two schools: Osu Cluster of Schools and Kwashieman Cluster of Schools respectively. The Deloitte staff engaged students in reading skills to foster a reading culture in the classrooms and established literary clubs to ensure proper use of the libraries that were refurbished and restocked by Deloitte and Spring Up Global Network under Deloitte’s World Class Programme.
Additionally, the staff actively contributed by donating books to augment the existing libraries established under the WorldClass initiative. This gesture aimed to further enhance the availability of books and resources, supporting the ongoing efforts to promote literacy and education in the communities.
Deloitte Ghana’s leadership played a pivotal role in enriching the programme by providing mentorship, sharing their own unique professional journeys, and imparting valuable knowledge about different career possibilities. These discussions covered a wide range of topics, including choice of Senior High Schools and preferred courses of study, comportment, and effective time management.
Through these exchanges, doors were opened for the students to explore alternative career paths. The main goal of Volunteer Day was to impact over 10,000 students from these schools with crucial Literacy skills and resources that will shape their future.
Sharing his thoughts at the occasion, Daniel Kwadwo Owusu, the Country Managing Partner of Deloitte Ghana, said “Volunteer Day is a reminder that no matter where you live or the skills you possess, you can take action to make an impact in the lives of tomorrow’s leaders. Literacy is an empowering and liberating force. In addition to being a fundamental aspect of the right to education, literacy enhances lives by broadening skills, thereby reducing poverty, and increasing participation in the job market. This is why the staff of Deloitte Ghana dedicated an entire day to transfer literacy skills to over 10,000 students”.
Abena Biney, Chief Sustainability Officer for Deloitte West Africa, also provided her remarks on Volunteer Day, stating that.
“The collective effort and dedication shown by our staff during Volunteer Day in Ghana was truly inspiring. By imparting literacy skills, mentoring students, and establishing a literacy club, we are empowering these students and paving the way for a brighter future. This initiative exemplifies our commitment to sustainable development and community engagement”.
About Deloitte Volunteer Day
Deloitte’s Volunteer Day is an annual event dedicated to highlighting the firm’s ongoing dedication to creating positive social change through community involvement. On this day, 7000 Deloitte employees and leaders across Africa actively volunteer their time and expertise at various organizations, assisting them in tackling their most significant issues and finding solutions.
Volunteer Day serves as a powerful demonstration of Deloitte’s commitment to making a meaningful impact in the communities it serves. The initiative benefits various stakeholders such as entrepreneurs, NGOs, students, and community groups by providing career mentorship, financial literacy, and support for MSMEs.
In Ghana over 400 enthusiastic staff of Deloitte Ghana celebrated Volunteer Day by impacting over 10,000 students in two of schools; Osu Cluster of Schools and Kwashieman Cluster of Schools on the day with literacy skills, career mentoring and establishing a literacy club.
As one of Ghana’s leading professional services firms, Deloitte provides audit & assurance, tax & regulatory, consulting, risk advisory and financial advisory services through 400 professionals across the country.
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