Heritage Insurance in partnership with Liberty Life Kenya has unveiled a school feeding programme targeting pupils of Kajiado Township Primary and Secondary Schools during celebrations to mark this year's Nelson Mandela International Day.
The feeding programme which targets over 1,000 students from the two schools is aimed at providing the learners, majority of whom hail from unprivileged households, aims at providing an enabling learning environment that will allow them to focus and excel in their studies.
The day which is globally marked on July 18th, saw the entire Heritage Insurance and Liberty Life fraternities answer United Nations call to 'make a difference in the community'. The UN reckons that
The initial phase saw the two companies inject KSh. 135, 000 towards the programme. The funds were raised by staff from the two companies through a Feed a Child Stairwell Challenge. In the initiative, over 200 staff took part in the exciting challenge which involved staff avoid the elevators and instead take stairs to the roof top, 10 floors from the basement as a way of promoting healthy living while helping a needy child learn.
Speaking at the joyous ceremony at the school grounds, Heritage Insurance Director for Health Insurances Albert Ngunjiri who also serves as the CSR Patron noted that every child deserves decent education in a conducive environment.
General Manager for Risk and Compliance for Liberty Life and Heritage Insurance Musili Kivuitu noted that the group is committed to rolling out tailored and sustainable corporate social initiatives that empower and uplift lifestyles.
The feeding programme will see over 1,000 students from both Kajiado Township primary and secondary schools served lunch for the entire third term of 2017 in partnership with the schools' management.
Other programmes that the two companies have initiated in the school include a water sustainability initiative through provision of a borehole, establishment of a library fully equipped with books and seats as well as a student’s motivation programme that rewards best performing students.