Safaricom is one of the few companies in the country that has a corporate social responsibility program among other companies like Equity.
These companies give back to the community through various means. Equity, for example, is renowned for the wings to fly program that sponsors underprivileged students.
Safaricom is no different, although as a company, it has adopted a wide array of areas like health, education, environmental conservation, and empowerment of the youth.
Just recently, Safaricom launched the M-Pesa foundation academy in Thika. A school of international standards aimed at helping students with disabilities.
This dedication to helping the society continues since Safaricom Foundation has launched its three-year strategic roadmap.
The strategy will have a focus on health, education and economic empowerment. The foundation will also continue to provide immediate financial support to relief agencies and local organizations that are first respondents to emergencies and disasters.
According to Safaricom, 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 as Technical and Vocational Education and Training.
Under economic empowerment, the Foundation will focus its efforts on empowering the youth through entrepreneurship opportunities.
While rolling out their three-year plan, Joseph Ogutu said “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.”
Over the last 15 years, the Safaricom Foundation has reached more than four million Kenyans across the country through programmes aimed at alleviating poverty, extending quality education to nomadic communities, increasing access to maternal health care and improving access to clean water.
This promise has been ascertained by the company’s partnership with over 1000 organizations in the country.
About Safaricom Foundation
Since the launch of the Safaricom Foundation, their main aim has been to impact the society through the transformation of lives and elevating the standards of living among the challenged Kenyans.
Safaricom Foundation partners with Kenyan communities, organizations, and institutions to improve and transform lives.
With a footprint in all of Kenya’s 47 counties, and a strong history of partnerships dating back to our inception in 2003, the Safaricom Foundation has worked with Speed, Simplicity and Trust to implement over 1,000 community projects, impacting over 3 million people, through our thematic areas of Health, Education, Environmental Conservation, Economic Empowerment, Water, Disaster Relief, and Arts & Culture.
Our current strategy builds on our strong history of results and partnerships and will contribute towards Vision 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. We will leverage the power of innovation and technology to drive our projects forward; and will also offer a blend of grants, equity and ultra-low-cost loans to our partners.
The participation of Safaricom staff in our projects will extend our personalized approach towards partnerships; and our project monitoring and our dissemination forms will provide platforms for technical assistance, learning, and capacity building.