Safaricom Foundation’s ‘Ndoto Zetu’ phase two Initiative launched

From left, Safaricom Foundation Chairman, Joseph Ogutu and Safaricom Foundation Trustee, Josephine Ndambuki handing over a dummy cheque to St. George’s Primary School ‘s headteacher, Thinguri Kiogora and Peninah Njoki, dream nominator.
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Safaricom Foundation has launched the second phase of Ndoto Zetu, an initiative that aims to positively transform the lives of communities across Kenya. Ndoto Zetu which is part of the foundation’s philanthropic partnerships across the country aims to support Kenyans who are keen to make an impact in their communities through social investments. To that end, Safaricom Foundation has requested Kenyans to share the dreams and aspirations that they hope to achieve this year that will have a positive impact on their communities.

Safaricom Foundation has launched the second phase of Ndoto Zetu, an initiative that aims to positively transform the lives of communities across Kenya. Ndoto Zetu which is part of the foundation’s philanthropic partnerships across the country aims to support Kenyans who are keen to make an impact in their communities through social investments. To that end, Safaricom Foundation has requested Kenyans to share the dreams and aspirations that they hope to achieve this year that will have a positive impact on their communities.

St. George’s Primary School class 8 pupils, Timothy Mwania, (left) and Elvis Njuguna checking out the sets given to them by Safaricom Foundation during the Ndoto Zetu Phase two launch.

“During phase one of Ndoto Zetu,  the response was  overwhelming and it made us realise that Kenyans are very passionate about having an impact in their communities,” said Sylvia Mulinge, trustee, Safaricom Foundation and Safaricom’s Chief Customer Officer adding that the telco  is  keen  on supporting   Kenyans in the realization of these dreams.  At least 52,473 peoplewere impacted in the first phase of the initiative that saw over three hundred projects across forty counties implemented at a cost of over Kshs. 30 million.

“Last year, though Ndoto Zetu, I was able to fulfil my dream of helping children with autism at St. George’s Primary in Ruiru thanks to the generous donation of teaching and learning equipment,” said Peninah Njoki,  the one who nominated this  initiative.   “For these twenty children, the equipment received has gone a long way in ensuring that their time at school is more comfortable and productive,” she added.

Kenyans who wish to participate in the second phase of Ndoto Zetu are required to nominate community projects that are within Safaricom Foundation’s focus areas of education, health and economic empowerment through written submissions on the Safaricom website.  Alternatively, they can visit Safaricom retail shops countrywide and fill in the relevant   application form. The submissions have already started and they will go on up to the end of this month. The selected applicants will be contacted directly by the Foundation by the end of March.  Since inception in 2003, Safaricom Foundation has transformed the lives of over 4.5 million Kenyans with more than two thousand community projects being implemented.

“During phase one of Ndoto Zetu,  the response was  overwhelming and it made us realise that Kenyans are very passionate about having an impact in their communities,” said Sylvia Mulinge, trustee, Safaricom Foundation and Safaricom’s Chief Customer Officer adding that the telco  is  keen  on supporting   Kenyans in the realization of these dreams.  At least 52,473 peoplewere impacted in the first phase of the initiative that saw over three hundred projects across forty counties implemented at a cost of over Kshs. 30 million.

“Last year, though Ndoto Zetu, I was able to fulfil my dream of helping children with autism at St. George’s Primary in Ruiru thanks to the generous donation of teaching and learning equipment,” said Peninah Njoki, a beneficiary of the initiative.   “For these twenty children, the equipment received has gone a long way in ensuring that their time at school is more comfortable and productive,” she added.

Kenyans who wish to participate in the second phase of Ndoto Zetu are required to nominate community projects that are within Safaricom Foundation’s focus areas of education, health and economic empowerment through written submissions on the Safaricom website.  Alternatively, they can visit Safaricom retail shops countrywide and fill in the relevant   application form. The submissions have already started and they will go on up to the end of this month. The selected applicants will be contacted directly by the Foundation by the end of March.  Since inception in 2003, Safaricom Foundation has transformed the lives of over 4.5 million Kenyans with more than two thousand community projects being implemented.

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