B elfast-headquartered tech company Neueda has committed to raising funds for Habitat for Humanity in 2018, with a number of initiatives planned throughout the year culminating in a staff trip to Malawi to build homes in September.
Neueda, has over 250 software engineers, IT consultants and data analysts, and plans to host several events including a charity dinner, a ‘Night at the Races’ evening and a customer golf day to raise valuable funds for the housing charity.
Staff at the company have also committed to completing sporting challenges individually in aid of Habitat for Humanity, including the Mallorca Half-Iron Man, Belfast City Marathon and London Marathon.
All funds raised by Neueda will go towards Habitat for Humanity’s work in Malawi, supporting orphaned and vulnerable children, building homes, facilitating training on HIV and malaria prevention, and encouraging will writing. This is the second Neueda team to go to Malawi and they are looking forward to seeing the impact on the lives of the families living in the house built previously.
Speaking about the charity partnership, Steven Creighton, CFO at Neueda said: “In Malawi, four out of five families live in poorly built homes made of mud bricks, dirt floors and grass thatched roofs. Homes constantly need repair and families are at high risk of disease. Habitat for Humanity has been dedicated to improving the living conditions of Malawi families in need for decades and we are extremely proud to be supporting their efforts.
“Key to Neueda’s culture is giving our people the chance to feel part of something special – be that through the work we do for customers, their own career development or charity work such as this.
“We are hugely impressed by the early uptake from our team about plans to support our company fundraising and particularly pleased that 11 members of staff volunteered to visit Malawi in September to carry out Habitat’s work on the ground. I have no doubt it will be a rewarding experience and we look forward to raising as much as possible for this worthwhile cause in 2018.”
Jenny Williams, Chief Executive of Habitat NI said: “One in four people in our world do not have a safe place to live. We are thankful that Neueda understand that safe shelter saves lives and appreciate their commitment to help more families in Malawi build a better future. Everyone, everywhere needs a safe place to call home.
‘There are lots ways to support Habitat’s work at home, including fundraising, helping out in Habitat ReStore or volunteering at events. Together, we can make a positive, lasting difference to communities in need.”