At AmCham we believe in giving back to the society. We take our corporate social responsibility seriously, led by the belief that a strong and capable society where opportunities are available for everyone is critical to any human endeavour.
Here are a some of our CSR activities.
At the beginning of 2016, we were honoured to partner with and support inABLE's assistive computer technology labs at schools for the blind in Kenya.
Presently, Kenyan schools for the blind do not offer students any computer skills training and graduates students with only Braille reading and writing abilities, only to enter a world completely oblivious to Braille. What’s unique about inABLE’s computer program is that it is a complete assistive technology eco-system that includes accessible hardware, software, computer-lab infrastructure, Internet connectivity and employable skills training.
Thanks to this pioneering assistive computer-technology program, blind and visually impaired students at the schools below are now mastering keyboarding, accessing online educational resources, communicating with new friends worldwide, typing essays, researching homework assignments, and developing employable skills.
We are proud to be associated with this programme!
AmCham Kenya CEO Ms. Ferial Nathoo (in the middle) presents a Kshs. 20,000 donation to inABLE's Executive Team Member Mr. Timothy Kajume.
Our Contribution and Support has helped raise valuable funds to help refurbish the children's habitat at
Feed the Children Dagoretti.
To raise more awareness, we donated to the joint Pam Golding and Feed the Children climb to Mt Longonot, which turned out to be a very successful event.
With our support, they managed to raise Kshs. 200,000.
We will keep on giving to noble causes and to make the community a place full of opportunities where the disadvantaged also have a chance at a dignified life.
Every year, we support a group of people or a shelter or home that supports orphaned and abused women and children.
Last year (2014), we supported two such shelters; Heshima Kenya (www.heshimakenya.org) and Mac’s Child Center.
Mac's Child Care Centre, a children rescue centre located in Kasarani Division of Nairobi. The centre was established in 1992 by Jeremiah M. Burudi on realizing that there were many needy and orphaned children in the area who required love, food, clothes, education and provision of a secure place to grow. With his saving, Jeremiah established the centre and took in six children at that time and ever since then the centre has received support from local institutions as it grew over the years. Currently the centre has 5 staff members and supports a total of 45 children aged 1-11 years old.
The centre aims at nurturing, educating and raising the standard of living for the orphaned, abandoned and needy children and training them to be well rounded, spiritually and physically by equipping them to be independent and able to contribute to the society and help out others in future.
We donated Ksh. 90,000 through a Christmas project run by the Canadian High Commission, Kenya.
From Left: H.E. David Angell - Canadian High Commissioner, Mrs. Frida Nathoo - Consular Officer & Christmas Project Manager, and Ms. Ferial Nathoo - AmCham Kenya CEO.
The funds collected were used to pay for food items, and the presentation was made on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Canadian High Commission.