Last year, Safaricom Foundation impacted thousands of individuals and communities with the philanthropic initiative Ndoto Zetu through which Kenyans were asked to share their dreams and aspirations and the foundation would step in to see the most deserving projects come to fruition.
Today the foundation launched phase 2 of the overwhelmingly successful and impactful initiative which impacted at least 52, 473 people with over 300 projects implemented across 40 counties. The foundation pumped in over Kshs.30 Million towards this.
Phase 2 was launched in February this year at St. George’s Primary School in Ruiru – a school that has a wing for children with special needs like autism and hearing disabilities, and which was one of the beneficiaries last year. This second phase comes with the realization that Kenyans are very passionate about impacting the communities around them and sometimes all they need is some support.
As part of this second phase of Ndoto Zetu, Safaricom Foundation has donated various medical equipment to St.Mary’s hospital and Mary Rice Centre in Kibra.
St. Mary’s hospital who were facing difficulties in attending to patients in a catchment area of 2,000 received incubators, ultrasound machines, delivery beds, hospital beds, microscope, suction pumps, waiting room chairs and shelves all worth KES 500,000. Mary Rice Centre Kenya, which takes care of 80 children living with disabilities in Kibra, received therapy equipment valued at KES 300,000.
“Through this equipment, we hope these facilities can achieve the much-needed early intervention to avoid maternal deaths and also ensure that children with disabilities acquire life skills that make them independent,” said Joseph Ogutu, Chairman, Safaricom Foundation.
In the last two months the foundation, through Ndoto Zetu has donated equipment worth KES 7.1 million to 19 health facilities across the country.