Airtel Kenya employees yesterday visited Grace Community Children’s home based in Kongo, Kahawa West, in Kasarani.
The team from the company’s Finance department interacted and shared special moments with the children through various activities including singing and dancing and photo opps in a true reflection of the Airtel Spirit of living behind an indelible mark in children’s hearts.
The Airtel Spirit is a code in which the brand and its employees get involved in community initiatives by identifying and supporting causes they are passionate about.
They employees shared breakfast with the little ones, danced, played games donated items which include mattresses, bed Sheets, blankets, mosquito nets, stationeries, basins, sandals, utensils and food stuff. The team also promised to continue supporting the institution by improving their accommodation environment that will improve their living condition.
Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi expressed the company’s appreciation to the team for visiting the home, saying; “At Airtel, we are passionate about making a positive impact on the individuals and families in the communities in which we operate. The team’s visit and support to Grace Community Children’s home is a contribution that will enrich the lives of these children, inspire hope and bring smiles to their faces.”
Adil further encouraged Grace Community Children’s home founders and management team to continue to nurture the children and restore the confidence they need as children to grow into better adults.
Grace Community Children’s home Director Pastor Samuel Barasa expressed his gratitude to the team from Airtel for the support to the home, noting that the intervention will help to make life more comfortable for the children. Pastor Samuel appealed to other organizations and well-wishers to emulate Airtel by supporting the needy in the community.
The home was founded in 2001 by Pastor Samuel Barasa who was touched by the situation that the street children in his area were undergoing. The home is currently home to 103 children. The vision of the Centre is to see children enjoy their rights and benefits so that they can lead a better life with adequate food nutrition, shelter, clothing and uninterrupted schooling, moral uprightness and legal protection.