Employee Engagement

Empowering employees to make a difference

Safaricom is a purpose driven company and it follows that the Safaricom Foundation is an expression of that purpose which we refer to as Transforming Lives.

But being a purpose driven company, we must start from within. We believe in empowering employees to make a difference, not just in their day-to-day roles but beyond the organization as well.

The Foundation provides various opportunities for those employees who desire to make impactful change in the society.
By giving employees the opportunity to dedicate an entire working day to assist with charitable community projects enhances the value of our financial contributions, helps us to tackle some of our social challenges and ultimately.

Margaret Mburu

Team Leader- Nakumatt Mega Retail Centre ( Nairobi East)

I have been fortunate enough to work with Safaricom Foundation through the Junior Achievement programme where I was a mentor and visited various schools to mentor students on careers and entrepreneurship.

Jacqueline Mebur

Senior Product Officer-Technology for Development, Corporate Affairs Division

I worked with the Safaricom Foundation when the Technology Division and the Foundation partnered in the '47 in 1' programme. The goal was to establish one solar powered lab in one school in each county. We were driven by Safaricom`s overall purpose of transforming lives.

Susan Ngehema

Regional Operations- Greater Western Region

I am a member of the Greater Western Safaricom Foundation committee. My journey with the Safaricom Foundation began when I volunteered in projects within the greater western region. I have been involved in several projects that have transformed the lives of people. One such project involved buying a solar system for Matundu School for the Deaf.

Vincent Opiyo

Head of Finance Operations

My involvement with the Safaricom Foundation dates back to 2009 when I applied for funding through Pamoja. A school next to my home in the village was in a bad state and I needed about Sh1.2 million to put up two classrooms. Pamoja gave me Sh500,000 and I raised Sh700,000 from my friends and colleagues at Safaricom.

Lucy Gitonga

Team Leader- Village Market Retail Centre (Nairobi West)

When I joined Safaricom, I always looked for opportunities to volunteer in different projects that Safaricom Foundation was championing. One of the project I participated in was the Kenya Community Centre that supports students with Dyslexia. The Foundation helped purchase musical instruments to the tune of Sh1 million. With the equipment, the students are able to learn new skills and have even formed a band.

Gilbert Obole

Retail Centre Manager- Maua

My journey with Safaricom Foundation began when I joined Safaricom in 2006 and volunteered for a project in Western Kenya. In 2016, I joined the Pamoja committee. Pamoja is an initiative that encourages staff to take active roles in community projects by co-funding community projects. We had a role to ensure that all the projects submitted by staff comply with the Safaricom Foundation`s strategy. We also play a part in commissioning the projects, meeting stakeholders and engaging community at the grassroots level. It has been a good experience seeing the Foundation put a smile on people`s faces as we hand over projects.

John Njagi

Network Optimizer-Mombasa (Coast Region)

I have worked with the Safaricom Foundation ever since I joined the company. I have been involved in various projects. One in particular is when I championed the construction of a resource centre in Huruma. Community leaders had written to the Foundation requesting for funding. After construction, the equipping of the centre with desks and computers was funded under the Pamoja programme.

Mary Atieno

Customer Experience Executive- Nyahururu Retail Centre (Great Rift Region)

I have actively been involved with the Safaricom Foundation where I have taken part in numerous programmes such as the mentorship of students and even prisoners where we give talks on entrepreneurship. I also sit in the Greater Western Safaricom Foundation committee. Being a committee member has given me the opportunity to impact the lives of children, youth and the community.