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Ubuntu Education Fund partners with Experian

Leading global information services company makes donation to nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering children in South Africa

COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Experian®, the leading global information services company, has started a new partnership with Ubuntu Education Fund, a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to fundamentally transforming the lives of children and their families in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, to furnish the children of the region with essential school supplies and contribute to the development of their education.

Ubuntu Education Fund (Ubuntu) received a donation of $15,000 from Experian to kick-start the partnership. Experian is partnering with Ubuntu because of its established relationships within the region that will ensure supplies reach children quickly and efficiently to achieve maximum results. 

"For 15 years, Ubuntu has worked to create an environment where the children of Port Elizabeth have all the resources needed to achieve their personal and professional goals, breaking the cycle of poverty for generations to come," said Jacob Lief, CEO and Founder of Ubuntu Education Fund. "We are proud to partner with Experian to help provide children with the educational tools to succeed."           

Experian was able to connect with Ubuntu through the organization Aid for Africa, a charity alliance of U.S.-based nonprofits and their African partners working to help children, families, and communities throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. 

"Experian believes investment in early education and development of youth is essential in any country to help give young people a strong foundation to succeed in life," said Abigail Lovell, vice president of corporate marketing at Experian. "We are excited to partner with Ubuntu Education Fund, which will use our financial contribution to help not only provide basic education supplies, but also holistically care for children to give them a better chance of success."                                                                               

Ubuntu Education Fund
Ubuntu Education Fund is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to providing vulnerable children in the Townships of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, what all children deserve—everything. By integrating into the community and taking a comprehensive holistic approach, Ubuntu ensures that children in Port Elizabeth receive support from cradle to career. Currently providing more than 2,000 children and each of their family members, with world-class health care, long-term education support, and household counselling, Ubuntu ensures that each child can grow into a healthy and successful adult. For 15 years, Ubuntu has worked to create an environment where people in Port Elizabeth have all the resources needed to achieve their personal and professional goals, breaking the cycle of poverty for generations to come. Ubuntu Education Fund is a registered nonprofit organization in SA, US, and UK. For more information, please visit www.ubuntufund.org

About Experian
Experian® is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31, 2014, was US$4.8 billion. Experian employs approximately 16,000 people in 39 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.

For more information, visit http://www.experianplc.com.

Experian and the Experian marks used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Experian Information Solutions, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

Contact:

Erin Haselkorn
Experian Public Relations
1 617 385 6700
[email protected]

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