In recognition of Oracle’s commitment to advancing technology education to boost knowledge, innovation, skill development, and diversity in the technology sector, its philanthropic educational arm, Oracle Academy, recently was honored with two distinguished awards in East Africa.
These accolades not only acknowledge Oracle Academy’s transformative impact on education but also highlight its commitment to digital empowerment and corporate social responsibility in the realm of education and technology.
The first accolade, the Quality Excellence Award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practice in East Africa, is a prestigious achievement. Awarded the platinum distinction at the East Africa Brand Quality Awards on November 10, 2023, this recognition highlights Oracle Academy’s exceptional contributions to social responsibility in the region. The platinum award signifies the highest level of excellence and Oracle Academy’s firm commitment to making a meaningful and lasting impact on the communities it serves.
The second accolade is the Gold Award for Community Digital Empowerment Excellence. This esteemed recognition was conferred upon Oracle Academy by Hon. Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwawo, Minister of State for Information Communication Technology and National Guidance, at the Digital Impact Awards Africa, held during the Digital & Financial Inclusion Summit on November 17, 2023, in Kampala, Uganda. The award underscores Oracle Academy’s efforts in leveraging digital technologies to empower communities and shape a future where technology becomes a catalyst for positive change.
These recognitions are a testament to Oracle Academy’s holistic approach to education and community development. Through its various initiatives and programs, Oracle Academy has consistently demonstrated a dedication to equipping educators and students with the cutting-edge tools and knowledge needed to thrive in the digital age.
The Gold Award for Community Digital Empowerment Excellence recognizes Oracle Academy's innovative strategies in promoting digital literacy, bridging the digital divide, and creating a more inclusive educational landscape. By empowering communities with digital skills, Oracle Academy is contributing to the creation of a tech-savvy and forward-thinking society.
These awards underscore Oracle Academy’s broader commitment to making a positive impact in East Africa. Oracle Academy has demonstrated its commitment as a socially responsible corporate citizen by spearheading initiatives focused on bridging the digital skills gap. Through empowering educators with the latest technological skills, advancing the acquisition of digital skills among students, and championing diversity and inclusion, Oracle Academy has positioned itself as a leading advocate for social responsibility in the corporate realm.
“These recognitions are testament to Oracle Academy’s commitment to empowering communities through education and technology and serve as both a celebration of past achievements and a motivation for future initiatives, inspiring Oracle Academy to continue in its transformative journey in East Africa and beyond,” said Lorna Juma, Oracle Academy Program Manager.