Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (23 February 2015)—As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, global IT association ISACA has donated US $5,000 to support the Digital Reading Hub project of Street Library Ghana (SLG). The Hub makes relevant resources and tools available to educate the population, which aligns with ISACA’s mission to educate, train and inform professionals and enterprises in the area of trust in information and information systems.
Responding to information and educational needs of children in Ghana, SLG was created to provide sustainable literacy, cultural resources and personal development. SLG currently has project locations in 22 communities across six regions in Ghana, and nearly 10,000 children are enrolled.
ISACA’s donation will help to set up the Digital Reading Hub, which allows books and other resources to be borrowed through Wi-Fi hotspots on a network not requiring Internet connection, named Remote Areas Community Hotspots for Education and Learning (RACHEL). This will encourage reading as well as the responsible use of technology.
“The Street Library Ghana is grateful for ISACA’s support,” said Hayford Siaw, president at SLG. “This donation will make it possible to give more than 2,000 children access to various educational and supplementary reading resources annually. We believe this technology bridges the gap between the developed and developing worlds. Having resources available in digital formats in our hub will be a sure way to make an impact in the lives of many in the developing world. Children everywhere will have the opportunity to enjoy equal opportunities through technology.”
As part of its CSR program, ISACA chooses select organizations nominated by the association’s chapters to receive a financial donation. The ISACA Accra Chapter nominated SLG.
“ISACA is proud to support Street Library Ghana’s dream of unlocking the power of knowledge for children through books and technology,” said Mariama Okine, board member of the ISACA Accra Chapter. “Street Library Ghana is helping build a society of literacy by beginning with children, the leaders of tomorrow. I am happy to be a part of the ISACA family as they empower professionals and extend a helping hand to communities in need.”
For more information on ISACA and its CSR program, visit www.isaca.org/csr. For information on Street Library Ghana, visit www.streetlibraryghana.org.
With more than 115,000 constituents in 180 countries, ISACA (www.isaca.org) helps business and IT leaders build trust in, and value from, information and information systems. Established in 1969, ISACA is the trusted source of knowledge, standards, networking, and career development for information systems audit, assurance, security, risk, privacy and governance professionals. ISACA offers the Cybersecurity Nexus, a comprehensive set of resources for cybersecurity professionals, and COBIT, a business framework that helps enterprises govern and manage their information and technology. ISACA also advances and validates business-critical skills and knowledge through the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) credentials. The association has more than 200 chapters worldwide.
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