Safaricom to focus CSR efforts on health, education and economic empowerment till 2021

Safaricom Foundation has launched its 3-year strategic roadmap, which commits to focus on health, education and economic empowerment.

In the new strategy, the Foundation will also continue to provide immediate financial support to relief agencies and local organisations that are first responders to emergencies and disasters.

(TOP: Safaricom Foundation Chairman, Joseph Ogutu – left – is joined by Electine Akiru, a student  of the M-
Pesa Foundation Academy – centre – and Safaricom Foundation Goodwill Ambassador, Hon Moody Awori to mark the unveil of the Safaricom Foundation 2018-2021 Strategy).

“Our mission is to build communities and demonstrably transform lives through impactful investments and partnerships that are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. We made significant achievements in our last strategy and we now have an even stronger desire to deliver greater impact over the next three years,” said Joseph Ogutu, Chairman, Safaricom Foundation.

Under health, the Foundation will focus on addressing maternal mortality as well as non-communicable diseases, paying special attention to children with diabetes.

For education, the Foundation will address literacy and numeracy as well Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

Under economic empowerment, the Foundation will focus its efforts on empowering the youth through entrepreneurship  opportunities.

“We will work with a wide range of partners to co-create strategic and shared value programmes and also engage in advocacy activities that relate to deepening the impact of our work and our partnerships,”  said Ogutu.

Over the last 15 years, the Safaricom Foundation has reached more than 4 million Kenyans across the country through programmess aimed at alleviating poverty, extending quality education to nomadic communities, increasing access to maternal health care and improving access to clean water.

The extensive reach has been attained through partnerships with more than 1,000 organisations.

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