The Association of Chartered Chartered Accountants (ACCA), the global body for professional accountants, has announced a collaboration with FlexiSAF Foundation and WASTE Africa to unveil its “Recycling for Education Campaign” in Nigeria in commemoration of World Day environment 2022.
The campaign aims to help vulnerable out-of-school children access basic education, through funding waste recycling by its member community across Nigeria.
According to ACCA Nigeria Country Officer, Tom Isibor: “The collaboration aligns with ACCA’s decade-long commitments to the UN SDGs, including the Partnership for the Goals (SDG17), to raise awareness of recycling and its positive impact on the environment (SDG12), towards access to quality education (SDG4) in Nigeria.’
In ACCA’s 2022 Professional Insight Report on Accounting for a Better World, the report identifies seven core priorities for the profession, contributing to economic recovery and sustainable development, adding that the changing role of accountants and finance professionals positions them to drive change across economies and help build a better world.
WASTE Africa, a transformational organization for the advancement of waste management in Africa, in partnership with the FlexiSAF Foundation provides the platform for the execution of this project through its Bottle4Books initiative, which addresses both growing problems of environmental waste and the alarming number of out-of-school people. children in the country.
WASTE Africa Founder, Ms. Olufunto Boroffice, described the collaboration with ACCA as timely and impact-oriented, acknowledging it to be a welcome development of her partnership with the FlexiSAF Foundation, led by the executive director, Amina Abubakar.
ACCA members across Nigeria will be championing the campaign for recyclables over a 3-month period from June to September 2022 to enable funding by WASTE Africa for a new year of students, run by the FlexiSAF Foundation.