Experian Data Quality sends employees to Ubuntu Education Fund Center in South Africa in support of educational partnership

Experian Data Quality sends employees to Ubuntu Education Fund Center in South Africa in support of educational partnership
Leading data quality company works with nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering children

Boston, Mass., Dec. 16, 2014 — Experian Data Quality, a part of Experian Marketing Services and a leading provider of data quality software and services, in continuation of its relationship with Ubuntu Education Fund (Ubuntu), recently sent employees on a service trip to the Ubuntu Center in South Africa. Ubuntu Education Fund is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to fundamentally transforming the lives of children and their families in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

The employees, who just returned from the weeklong trip, spent their time working closely with children at the center and helping to support Ubuntu’s various educational programs. The goal of the trip was for the employees to understand the Port Elizabeth community better and directly experience the need Ubuntu Education Fund helps solve in that region.

“The Ubuntu Education Fund has accomplished a truly unique achievement. It has fully integrated itself and been accepted into the community in which it serves. It takes an unwavering determination to a cause to achieve this,” said Richard Mazzola, Web marketing specialist at Experian Data Quality. “Experiencing this determination first hand made it really apparent that what we invest in are the people of Ubuntu, not just the cause.”

Earlier this year, Ubuntu received a donation from Experian, who were connected to Ubuntu through their Aid for Africa membership, to kick-start the partnership as part of the company’s committed initiative to invest in the early education and development of youth in the region. Experian® chose to partner with Ubuntu because of the organization’s demonstrated commitment to and impact on children’s access to the worlds of higher education and employment, allowing them to grow into healthy adults.

“We were grateful for the supplies provided by Experian Data Quality this summer, and this recent trip speaks of its commitment to improving the development of the children in Port Elizabeth. We’re honored to call Experian Data Quality a partner and look forward to continuing our work together in the coming years” said Jacob Lief, CEO and founder of Ubuntu Education Fund.

Erin Haselkorn
Experian Public Relations
1 617 385 6700

Ubuntu Education Fund
Ubuntu Education Fund is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to providing vulnerable children in the Townships of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, what all children deserve—everything. By integrating into the community and taking a comprehensive holistic approach, Ubuntu ensures that children in Port Elizabeth receive support from cradle to career. Currently providing more than 2,000 children and each of their family members, with world-class health care, long-term education support, and household counselling, Ubuntu ensures that each child can grow into a healthy and successful adult. For 15 years, Ubuntu has worked to create an environment where people in Port Elizabeth have all the resources needed to achieve their personal and professional goals, breaking the cycle of poverty for generations to come. Ubuntu Education Fund is a registered nonprofit organization in SA, US, and UK. For more information, please visit www.ubuntufund.org.

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