We work to enable Kenyans access quality healthcare, education, skills and sustainable employment by providing resources, opportunity, hope and dignity to communities. Our current strategy builds on our strong history of results and partnerships and aims to contribute towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Supporting and partnering with communities has been core to Safaricom ever since inception. Even before we had resources that we have today, we made a commitment as a company to connect with the communities we wanted to serve.
Our first grants were small, but those modest amounts served the needs of those who were reaching out to us and as we connected directly with people’s needs, we lightened a lot of burdens and solved plenty of problems. This meant supporting everything from the construction of chicken coops, to establishing seedling nurseries and buying cows and goats to strengthen community income.
When the Safaricom Foundation was formally instituted in 2003, it was setup to reflect our connection with Kenyan communities. Since then, the Foundation has worked closely with various partners to transform the lives of Kenyans of all walks of life in our society through funding sustainable projects that have a direct impact on the lives of our communities.
We have worked with communities across all 47 counties in Kenya to provide solutions on Education, Health, Economic Empowerment, Water, Environmental Conservation and Disaster Response, which are key sectors in empowering and providing relief for communities.
Our areas of focus are centered on partnering with communities with efforts geared to provide resources, opportunity and hope across Kenya. We have touched the lives of over 5 million Kenyans across all 47 Counties and we are the largest corporate Foundation in Kenya. In our current strategy our focus under health is to improve quality and access to maternal, newborn and child health services and to mitigate the impact of type one Diabetes among children in Kenya.
Through our Economic Empowerment pillar, we want to address the issue of unemployment among Kenya’s youth by partnering with organisations to offer young people opportunities in entrepreneurship, value adding and innovative agriculture as well as viable and dignified digital and entry-level jobs.
In education, we have two objectives; The first one is to improve literacy and numeracy among children aged 6 to 16 years old and provide relevant learning materials and improve learning spaces for children.
The second objective is to promote access to technical and vocational education for young people by partnering with the best skills’ providers, employers, development partners, Government agencies and accreditation providers to execute a holistic TVET programme.
We are also committed to alleviate immediate suffering of communities in times of disasters and provide opportunities to Kenyans to partner with the Foundation through our Ndoto Zetu initiative which calls for proposals from ordinary citizens who have dreams for their communities.
In addition, we partner with Safaricom employees through the Pamoja Initiative which funds charities and community development projects of their choice. Other ways we engage with employees are through a skill-based volunteering programme which allows employee secondment to our partners as well as offering opportunities for them to mentor and coach students and young adults.
Our mission is to transform lives through partnering for impactful community investments.
Our vision is a thriving and prosperous Kenya.
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Our investments in Health aim to promote healthy lives and the well-being of Kenyans.Find Out More
Our investments in Education aim to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for Kenyans.Find Out More