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Six charities get N7.5m from PwC’s initiative

Six charities get N7.5m from PwC’s initiative

PwC Nigeria, a professional services firm, has given six nonprofit organisations the sum of N7.5 million from its annual charity initiative for 2023.

This was revealed in a statement by the company on Tuesday.

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“The charities were nominated and voted for by the staff and the donation accrued from voluntary contributions made by both staff and partners of the firm. A total sum of N7.5 million was distributed to the six charities,” the statement said.

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Obioma Ubah, partner and corporate responsibility leader of PwC Nigeria, said in the statement that the annual charity initiative, popularly known as 5for5, is one of the ways the firm is making a greater societal impact in line with its strategy and supporting organisations working to deliver Sustainable Development Goals.

He said: “This year we did not have our usual 5km walk. Instead, we had our people and teams visit these charities to make the presentations and engage them on their work and the other ways we can support them.

“Those visits were richly rewarding experiences for our people and align with our drive to encourage more volunteering for a greater sustainable impact on our society.”

The 2023 beneficiaries of the company’s initiative are CrimsonBow Sickle Cell Initiative, One Africa Child Foundation for Creative Learning, the Talent Mine Academy, Victorine Home for Children, Abuja, Sponsor A Child Through School and Batyu Sekeenah Orphanage, Lagos.

“We are very proud of our staff and partners who made this possible through their voluntary donations. We thank them for showing care, living our values, and making a sustainable impact. We also encourage the beneficiaries to continue to make a difference through their various courses,” Obioma said.