Safaricom Foundation Reaches Out to Institutions Catering to Persons with Disabilities

December 2020, over 400 persons with disabilities benefitted from Safaricom Foundation’s Ndoto Zetu initiative through various school and hospital projects in Baringo and Nyeri counties.

In a statement, the Foundation’s Chairperson Joseph Ogutu says they have supported various institutions and organizations that cater to persons with disabilities.

In Nyeri County, the Foundation handed over an equipped computer lab to Muhoro Special School and distributed food hampers to children living with autism to the Kagure Foundation.

In Baringo County, patients who need specialized treatment will benefit from medical equipment at the Marigat Catholic Mission Health Centre and students with disabilities at the Marigat Special Unit received bedding suited to their needs.

“We believe in diversity and inclusion at Safaricom and as a Foundation, we have supported various institutions and organizations which cater to persons with disabilities. By doing this, we seek to ease access to assisting devices and provide persons with disabilities avenues for economic empowerment,” he said.

Ogutu said the Foundation has invested Sh1.2 million in the projects already having supported community groups of persons with disability in the Rift Valley, Nairobi, Coast, and Western regions through Ndoto Zetu’s economic empowerment support.

The Foundation is owned by Safaricom PLC, Kenya’s largest telecommunications network and one of the most profitable listed firms in the Eastern and Central regions of the continent.

According to its website, the Foundation partners with Kenyan communities, organizations, and institutions to improve and transform lives.

Since its inception, the organization has implemented 1,000 community projects and impacted millions of lives through our thematic areas of Health, Education, Environmental Conservation, Economic Empowerment, Water, Disaster Relief, and Arts & Culture.

Margaret Njuguna