KPMG’s Management Consulting unit visited Heritage Homes on the 21st of December, 2016 to donate gift items to the children in the orphanage.
Heritage Home, Anthony Village Lagos caters to about 34 children aged 0 -15. About 10 representatives from the unit presented the donation to the home. The donation comprised of specific needed items such as clothes, shoes, educational toys, food items, soap - requested by the caregivers of the orphanage. The employees also spent time interacting with the children and their caregivers.
Project 1 Nation (P1N) is an initiative of a group of KPMG employees. The initiative was birthed from a passion to positively impact our communities and make the world a better place. Project 1 Nation’s mission is to offer assistance, however little, to the IDPs in the northern part of Nigeria, so they can regain the normalcy they once had in their lives; it does so by making donations, providing social support, and building capacity.
The organization raised funds from donations made by employee and other well-meaning Nigerians. Funds were also raised from the proceeds of employee volunteering drives such as car washes.
A. Donation to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Jos Outreach
• Organized a fund-raiser car wash to create awareness and solicit funds for IDPs
• Worked closely with the Red Cross Society to coordinate the outreach
• School fees paid for 12 school children
• 6 motorbikes donated to Heads of Families
• Provided non-interest loans to 9 families
• Donated money to assist 7 families in relocating from the IDP camps to their place of origin. Each recipient family was given a sum of money to start off their lives.
B. New Year Visit to Gwoza and Bama Internally Displaced Persons’ Camp, Durumi, Abuja
Project 1 Nation made a new year Visit to Gwoza and Bama Internally Displaced Persons’ Camp, Durumi, Abuja. The camp is one of the smaller camps with a total of about two thousand (2,000) persons, including about four hundred (400) children.
Project 1 Nation distributed clothing and food items; books for the camp schools; drugs and other medical supplier to replenish the diminished stock of the Camp’s sick bay/ pharmacy. The organization also formed important partnerships for future projects on the IDPs.
KPMG in Nigeria has continued to provide support to the FATE Foundation since its inception over 16 years ago. KPMG provides Audit Services and volunteers support as facilitators & consultants to aspiring entrepreneurs (by Advisory Services).
KPMG partnered with the Development Africa, a non-governmental organization to hosted a 2016 Christmas/ End-of-year party for the Lagos State orphanages and less privileged children on Thursday, 8 December 2016 at Fantasyland, Ikoyi. The special guest of honour for the event was the First Lady of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, who was represented by Mrs. Jumoke Bank-Olemoh (the wife of the Special Adviser to the Lago State Governor on Education) She encouraged the children to study and pay attention to their books to become successful in future. She also stressed on the need for Nigerians to show care, love as well as extend goodwill to disadvantaged children beyond the yuletide period.
The children had lots of fun with many activities to keep them busy throughout the day. They participated in different competitions (dance, brain teasers) and won fun prizes. They also enjoyed outdoor games, a bouncy castle, train rides. They were served snacks, cakes, ice-cream, drinks and a good lunch.
The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of KPMG, Victor Onyenkpa who represented the National Senior Partner, Kunle Elebute at the event remarked that, “KPMG is proud to have been a sponsor for the hosting of this party over the last couple of years. The objective of the party aligns with how KPMG feels about making a difference in our society”. Employees in the firm were joined by some wives of past and current Partners) in serving food and distributing gift packs to the children.
Enactus is a global non-profit organization that mobilizes students to make a difference in their communities, while they also develop the skills that will enable them to become the next generation of socially responsible business leaders. Enactus teams develop business projects with a positive social impact during the school year and compete nationally to win a spot at the annual Enactus World Cup.
KPMG in Nigeria has supported Enactus for over 15 years and KPMG International is currently the ‘Global Presenting Sponsor’ of the Enactus World Cup. With more than 2,000 students showcasing a host of inspiring projects, Enactus is harnessing the power of entrepreneurial action to drive vital social enterprise.
KPMG co-sponsored the 2016 Women in Management and Business (WIMBIZ) conference.