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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29th November 2016

Abousleiman & Co Joins the IR Global / Sinchi CSR Programme IR Global is the fastest growing professional service firm network in the world with 850+ members, providing legal, accountancy and financial advice to companies and individuals across 150 jurisdictions. The group is renowned for its high ethical standards, innovative approach and niche expertise. In November 2016, the group formed a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program in support of Sinchi, a non-profit, which promotes human rights and the preservation of indigenous culture. The mission of the organisation is to highlight the importance of indigenous culture / knowledge and to uphold the UN’s declaration on the rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).  IR and Sinchi were delighted when Abousleiman & Co, a leading Lebanese accounting, tax, audit and risk management consultancy firm joined the initiative. “The program was created to build a community of like-minded business leaders who understand by working together, we can instigate positive social change. Wissam and the firm are long term and highly valued partner of IR and really typifies the ethical standards of the membership. We are proud to work alongside them and thankful for their support ” Tom Wheeler, MD of IR Global “‘Indigenous peoples represent our link to our past lives, our heritages & of equal importance our environment. Although our collective rights & freedoms are bound to each other’s, their mistreatment unfortunately continues to this day. It is a great honor for us to be a part of this initiative in hopes that our bonds together are nourished & strengthened, bringing about the liberation of our humanity.” Wissam Abousleiman, Managing Director of Abousleiman & Co. Funds raised will be used to empower indigenous communities to document their own cultural heritage, by providing equipment, workshops and ongoing support for creative arts such as photography, film-making and music production. To achieve these goals, Sinchi is working alongside acclaimed aboriginal photographer Prof. Wayne Quilliam, who has dedicated his life to working with different tribes around Australia and beyond. As Sinchi’s ambassador in Australia, Wayne has direct communication with the tribal elders, ensuring all projects are community led and have a support structure to create longevity. KEY TARGETS •

Connect indigenous communities with collaborators and resources in the Western World.

Develop creative arts skills. Providing opportunities for the youth in communities to share their stories and show the strength of their own culture.

Create a sustainable business model for art & music, which can generate funds. (Whilst ensuring all copyright / ownership of creative collaborations remains with the community).

Because our liberation is bound together. www.sinchi-tribe.com


INITIATIVES FOR 2017 INCLUDE •

A ground breaking music project collaboration between aboriginal tribes and electronic music producers.

Photography & Film-making workshops within Australian Aboriginal communities.

Global Photography Competition judged by Jimmy Nelson and Wayne Quilliam.

International Crowd Funding campaign.

Sinchi Tribe Collaboration network connecting indigenous and western organisations.

Launch of an online store for indigenous art, photography and music.

Events bringing together a community of likeminded individuals & organisations.

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www.irglobal.com www.abousleimangroup.com www.sinchi-tribe.com www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Quilliam

Because our liberation is bound together. www.sinchi-tribe.com

Abousleiman & Co Joins the IR Global / Sinchi CSR Programme  

IR and Sinchi were delighted when Abousleiman & Co, a leading Lebanese accounting, tax, audit and risk management consultancy rm joined the...

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