In line with fulfilling its socio-economic obligations, Safaricom Foundation has recently launched its Ksh350 million three-year strategic plan to improve the health, education and economic situations on the continent.
The foundation’s Chairman, Joseph Ogutu in a statement 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”.
This strategy by the foundation is expected to provide immediate monetary support to relief agencies and local organizations that are first responders to emergencies and disasters. The foundation will also focus on non-communicable diseases as well as on children living with diabetes. There will also be focus on trainings designed to improve technical vocational education and literacy and numeracy developments.
Safaricom Goodwill Ambassador, Retired Vice president, Moody Awori who was present at the launch event said that while improving the society was key, involving the youths was a key factor in achieving the success that they are aiming for. In his words, he said “the youth today are bent on succeeding but need help to go about it the right way”.
In the last 15 years, the Safaricom Foundation has reached over four million Kenyans across the country with programmes tied to alleviating poverty, improving education in nomadic communities and maternal health through partnerships with over 1000 organizations.