[Kenya] Safaricom Foundation launches new strategy to bolster economic empowerment, education and health
Safaricom Foundation unveiled its three year strategic roadmap, which 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 organisations that are first responders to emergencies and disasters.
“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,” said Joseph Ogutu, Chairman – Safaricom Foundation.
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.
“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,” said Mr. Ogutu.
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.
The extensive reach has been attained through partnerships with more than 1,000 organisations.