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KPMG Family for Literacy

KPMG Family for Literacy

The KFFL programme was founded to combat childhood illiteracy, while at the same time creating a unique way for KPMG’s partners and employees, and the extended KPMG family, to participate in the firm’s community service efforts.

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KPMG Family for Literacy

Literacy remains a major challenge for many people in Ireland preventing them from reaching their full potential. Issues range from employability to difficulties managing everyday life.

We are committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and have mapped our Corporate Citizenship/CSR agenda against these SDG’s. Our primary focus is Goal 4 – Quality Education. As part of our Corporate Citizenship strategy we are continuously looking for new ways to broaden our commitment to Lifelong Learning. And we have launched KFFL (KPMG Family for Literacy).

KFFL is a sustainable volunteer programme that benefits local communities and has a collective impact on our people and the larger KPMG family of alumni, retirees, and recruits as well as our communities. The programme was developed to:

  • Improve literacy rates in local communities
  • Reaffirm the firm’s commitment to and desire to impact positively on youth and education
  • Provide an opportunity for KPMG’s partners, employees and interns to positively engage and contribute to our communities.

At KPMG, we understand that books can open up new worlds, and instil in children a lifelong love for learning, but too often those new worlds and that love of learning are not accessible to low-income children.

The KFFL programme was founded to combat childhood illiteracy, while at the same time creating a unique way for KPMG’s partners and employees, and the extended KPMG family, to participate in the firm’s community service efforts. The inability to read and write quickly lead to bigger issues such as poverty, lack of education, missed out opportunities to participate fully in society and the workforce, our goal is to provide children in need access to books as a way of promoting literacy. Literacy is the baseline from which all other opportunities are possible.

KFFL is more than philanthropy; it sends our people into our communities to complement corporate giving with grass roots volunteer work.

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