A FINANCIAL advisory institution, Deloitte Zambia, has donated US$60,000 to an Eastern province-based charity organisation Impact Network which supports vulnerable children.
Speaking during the handover of a dummy cheque on Thursday Deloitte Zambia partner managing director Humphrey Mulenga said his institution believed in making an impact that mattered.
Mr Mulenga said the reason his company was donating to Impact Network was to make an impact that mattered in a professional services sense as provided to its clients.
“We also seek to make an impact that matters within our community within which we operate. Our firm belief is that business cannot thrive if society fails,’ he said.
He said his company was proud to be associated with Impact Network because it supported 6,000 students in 43 schools.
In health and human services the institution served children and communities in remote areas who suffer from poverty and lack of access to education.
He said the institution. also implemented girl-focused health programmes to remove barriers to education.
Mr Mulenga said the institution also trained and employed local teachers and its schools used eco-friendly solar power
And Impact Network director operations Karly Southworth thanked Deloitte Zambia for the donation saying it would go a long way in improving the lives of the pupils especially the girl-child.
Ms Southworth said the donation would go a long way as it would benefit the lives of over 6000 students from 43 schools and improve the lives of the community in which they served.
She said the money would be channelled towards menstrual hygiene for the girls to help keep them in school, and implement activities which fought gender based violence in Eastern province among other programmes.