Clifford Chance has partnered with The Sparkle Foundation (Sparkle), an “award-winning” UK-registered charity, as one of its global pro bono charities.
Sparkle focuses on creating a future in which “every community has equal opportunity to live a life of health and self-sufficiency” in Malawi.
Across the 17 villages that currently comprise Sparkle communities, the charity adopts an integrated approach that incorporates four main pillars: community, education, nutrition and healthcare.
Sparkle and Clifford Chance have been collaborating since the charity’s inception in 2015.
Over a six-year period, Sparkle has worked to create a sustainable, replicable model and Clifford Chance employees from around the world have supported in providing over 1,500 hours of legal and non-legal support, as well as over 45 hours of training to Sparkle staff members, community members and children.
Training areas have ranged from topics including governance, strategy, risk and GDPR, to sports and arts and crafts.
Gavin Goodwin, regional chief operating officer, continental Europe, Middle East and Africa, at Clifford Chance, said: “We are delighted to formally partner with The Sparke Foundation through the Clifford Chance Foundation.
“We have been impressed by the positive, sustainable impact the charity has made in Malawi and have enjoyed working with them over the past six years. We look forward to helping them grow and to seeing The Sparkle Foundation’s self-sustainable model replicated across new sites.”