Safaricom foundation to focus on health, education and economic empowerment

Safaricom foundation has launched its new three year strategy in which it 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 organizations that are first responders to emergencies and disasters.

Joseph Ogutu, the Safaricom Foundation Chairman, said their 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,” he said

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.

The strategy is geared towards positively impacting local communities.

“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,” added Mr. Ogutu.


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