Kenya Power is set to spend Ksh13 million to fund Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programmes championed by employees across the country.
The programmes dubbed Wezesha Jamii are part of the Company’s CSI initiatives and will support provision of education, water, health and sanitation facilities.
The Company officially launched the programmes at City Primary School where the Managing Director & CEO Dr Ken Tarus handed over a cheque of Ksh1.7 million to the institution.
The money will finance construction of a playfield for children with special needs at a cost of Ksh1.5 million and equipping a vocational training carwash for the Autism Unit hosted by the school at a cost of KSh200,000.
“Kenya Power endeavors to improve the livelihoods of the people from the community in which it operates. Traditionally, the Company has set aside 1 per cent of its net profit every financial year to support its CSI initiatives,” said Dr Tarus.
In 2017, the Company adopted a new CSI policy which allocates 60 per cent of the CSI budget towards projects that support education programmes across the country.
In the past, Kenya Power has supported several schools that cater for children with special needs including Dr Ribeiro Parklands Primary School Cerebral Palsy Unit, the school of the Mentally Disabled in Embu, Pwani School for the mentally handicapped in Coast, among other institutions.
It has also supported the construction of classrooms and administration blocks in other schools such as St Mary’s Tachasis Early Childhood Development School, Olessos Primary School in Eldoret and Katulu Primary School in Machakos.
In addition, the company has an endowment fund at Starehe Boys and Girls that funds learning for needy students at both institutions.
Kenya Power has also set aside Ksh8 million to electrify boreholes in various parts across the country in a bid to enhance provision of clean water to communities outside the reach of piped water.
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