Oracle Volunteers—Europe, Middle East, and Africa

Oracle Volunteers

38,000 Hours Donated in Europe, Middle East, and Africa

In FY16 and FY17, 7,771 Oracle employees in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) contributed 38,254 volunteer hours, supporting more than 140 organizations.

Education

  • Accra, Ghana: Oracle Volunteers donated educational materials and engaged in activities with students and teachers at the Urban Poor Child Organization, which supports families in underserved communities.
  • Cape Town, South Africa: Oracle Volunteers mentored 60 teenagers from Christel House South Africa, a school that supports underserved communities. Volunteers took the students on a nature hike and shared life skills and career advice over lunch.
  • Nantes, France: Oracle Volunteers partnered with ADN Ouest to train students in information technology and programming, using Alice and Greenfoot.

Environment

  • Heemstede, Netherlands: Oracle Volunteers teamed up with Stichting MEERGroen to maintain the Speelbos Meermond Park by pruning trees and removing dead branches.
  • Corfe Castle, United Kingdom: Since 2010 Oracle Volunteers have been helping the National Trust clear areas of gorse from Corfe Castle Common to restore the natural habitat.
  • KwaMashu, South Africa: Oracle Volunteers joined forces to create a sustainable vegetable garden for the Siphosethu Primary School.

Community

  • Suceava, Romania: Oracle Volunteers collected clothing, household items, toys, and small appliances and donated them to less fortunate families.
  • Quatre Bornes, Mauritius: Oracle Volunteers spent the day with underserved students at the Eugene Dethise Primary School. Oracle Volunteers brought joy to the students by sharing gifts, lunch, and music in celebration of the holiday season.
  • Bucharest, Romania: Oracle Volunteers participated in a marathon to raise funds for Hope and Homes for Children Romania, an organization dedicated to connecting orphaned children with loving families.
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Accra, Ghana
Distributing Educational Materials: Accra, Ghana

Seeing the smiling faces of the students and teachers was simply priceless! We’d love to do this again.

—Joseph Asumang, Project Leader
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Suceava, Romania
Spending Time with Less Fortunate Children: Suceava, Romania

We’re committed to building a lasting relationship with this community. It was extremely gratifying to support the children who represent our hopes and future.

—Razvan Bran, Project Leader
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Heemstede, Netherlands
Maintaining Meermond Park: Heemstede, Netherlands

We learned a lot about the rich history of Meermond Park and environmental management. It was also a fantastic team-building activity.

—Mandy Schiffrin, Project Leader
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Quatre Bornes, Mauritius
Celebrating the Holiday Season with Students: Quatre Bornes, Mauritius

We helped underserved students enjoy the holidays. The children had fun, and so did we!

—Amrith Nawoor, Project Leader
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Bucharest, Romania
Running in a Marathon to Support Children in Orphanages: Bucharest, Romania

Our participation helped raise funds to build new homes for orphaned children.

—Marina Tulitu, Project Leader

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