On the 8th of June 2023, The Esharelife Foundation was honoured to join a roundtable on The Value of Charity. The event emphasised the crucial role that the charity sector plays in the UK. The discussion reflected on solutions to societal challenges through collaboration between charities, the public sector and the private sector.
At the event, the Esharelife Foundation connected with other charities, including AVSI- Kenya, Medical Mission Sisters, The Big Help Project Knowsley and Noah’s Ark. Alongside the Institute of Reform and Research, University of Bolton and The Regent Group, the value of education and the role of institutions in the community, was also discussed.
Participants showcased their activities in assisting disadvantaged people, notably challenged children, women and girls. There was also a focus on the work charities have done in developing nations around the Commonwealth.
Founder & Chairman of Esharelife Foundation, Prof Maurizio Bragagni Esq OBE, sent his thanks to the UK Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP and his special adviser for communities and civil society, Myles Stacey OBE, for all the Government was doing to listen to those doing tremendous work, such as The Big Help Project Knowsley. Prof. Bragagni underlined that the meeting is evidence of the UK government’s support to the charity sector and underscored the importance of creating an enabling environment for charities to thrive.
Participants, coming from a wide of diverse backgrounds, elaborated ways on how charities and government can better engage and work together, which included local examples from the fieldwork in assisting people with costs of living, as well as breaking the cycle of poverty across generations.
The roundtable provided a conducive atmosphere for collaboration.
According to Prof Bragagni, what brought together the participants was the genuine desire to learn from others and to give back to society in many needs, including those presented in the digital era – in search of addressing disparities that often affect the ability to access education, information and a more secure life.