Safaricom Foundation launches new 3-year strategy

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Safaricom Foundation has refreshed its work of transforming lives in Kenya by launching a new strategy focused on three key areas.

The Safaricom Foundation new strategy launch took place today, 17th March, 2018. The event was graced by, among others, former Vice President, Moody Awori and UN Kenya representative Siddharth Chatterjee.

Also present was Safaricom Foundation chair, Joseph Ogutu. He spoke of his satisfaction with previous achievements by the initiative and reiterated commitment to do more in future. “Our mission is to build communities and demonstrably transform lives through impactful investments and partnerships that are aligned with Sustainable Development Goals.”

Mr. Ogutu also revealed Safaricom Foundation’s openness to work with others. He said, “We will work with a wide range of partners to co-create strategic and shared value programs and also engage in advocacy activities that relate to deepening the impact of our work and our partnerships.”

The new strategy is for the 3-year period lasting from 2018 to 2021. This new roadmap will see the initiative focus on health, education and economic empowerment.

In particular, maternal health care, non-communicable diseases and literacy will enjoy greater emphasis. The new strategy also gives deserved importance to youth entrepreneurship and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). These two areas are in fact aligned with the Government’s development plans.

Safaricom Foundation was launched in 2003. Since, it has committed resources to support over 1,000 transformative projects. These have touched more than 4 million lives in Kenya. The achievements of Ghetto Classics are just one example.

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