Oracle Academy recently participated at the National Mentoring Day’s Virtual Conference on July 18, 2023, which aims to continue the legacy of Nelson Mandela through volunteerism. It was themed ‘Leveraging Technology in Promoting Mentorship and Volunteerism as the Key to Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in Ghana.’
Over 100 participants attended the conference, where Bekere Amassoma, Oracle Academy Program Manager, joined a panel session to discuss potential challenges and ethical considerations associated with leveraging technology for mentorship, philanthropy, and volunteering. She opined that Oracle Academy is bridging the gap in philanthropy by offering hitherto expensive technology resources and education for free to academic institutions, teachers, and students.
She stated that technology education plays a crucial role in maximizing the positive impact of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by providing individuals with the skills, knowledge, and mindsets needed to address complex global challenges using technology.
Later, the Mentorship and Volunteerism Excellence Awards that celebrate individuals, groups, and organizations was held. The awards were given to individuals and organizations who have demonstrated passion and commitment to mentorship and volunteerism through contributions to their communities, country, and the continent.
Oracle Academy was awarded the ‘Sustainable Philanthropy Award’ in recognition of the program’s remarkable positive impact in the Sub-Saharan region, particularly in the field of technology.
Eric Hagan, Country Sales Lead & Account Manager at Oracle Customer Success Services, received the award on behalf of Oracle Academy at the awards night held at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Accra, Ghana.