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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

As a responsible Corporate Citizen, NETFUND prides itself by contributing towards positive transformation of life in the areas of environmental, social and economic well-being of the society in which it operates. Though Corporate Social Responsibility Programme (CSR), NETFUND works with employees and other stakeholders to identify areas that need participation and attention. As a national organisation, we are responsible for the community and environment (both ecological and social) in which we operate.

NETFUND contributes its time, expertise and resources to help communities and locally relevant initiatives. Our CSR Policy underpins the whole essence of our existence – to lead the way to a greener future. At NETFUND we understand that we have a responsibility to our society and we have made Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) an integral part of our business culture. To underline our deep commitment to making a difference in people’s lives, we provide a budget allocation each year to CSR initiatives.

NETFUND’s CSR efforts focus on the following five key areas:

1. ENVIRONMENT

At NETFUND we recognize the effects of environmental degradation such as health problems like disease and illness. Together with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and other partners NETFUND has embraced the national tree planting campaign, with the theme ‘Panda miti penda Kenya”. This is part of our contribution to ensuring improved forest cover and biodiversity in our areas of work. NETFUND also works with NEMA and other organizations to lead and sustain environmental clean-ups in the major cities of Kenya and to promote the use of alternatives to plastics.  

2. HEALTH

At NETFUND we recognize the effects of environmental degradation such as health problems like disease and illness. NETFUND reaches out to communities to sensitize them on environmental health issues. We aim to support delivery of long term solutions to environmental health challenges in the country through support projects that aim to protect streams and ground water; digging of wells and construction of water reservoirs.

3. EDUCATION

Education is the backbone of development in a country and NETFUND aims to support of educational initiatives to improve the educational standards. In this area, we have aided schools in the construction of classrooms, laboratories, sanitation facilities and provision of equipment. These include:

  • Provision of text books, furniture and other learning materials to schools.
  • Construction of or donation of funds for water and sewerage facilities for schools in hard-to-reach areas such as the arid and semi-arid areas.
  • Award of best schools and institutions of higher learning who have demonstrated excellence in environmental conservation efforts, through the Environmental Clubs.

4. SPORTS

Through supporting sports activities, NETFUND engages with and helps many young people realize their potentials. NETFUND supports sports and sporting activities in Kenya through its annual sponsorship to various sports ventures. This is through sponsorships and donations in collaboration with partners.

5. VULNERABLE GROUPS

As a responsible corporate citizen and as a way of reaching out to the less fortunate members of our society, NETFUND undertakes a number of initiatives aimed at improving the living standards of these members. Through the CSR program, NETFUND donates basic amenities like food stuff and bedding to children’s homes and special needs schools in Kenya.

 

 

2017-2018 CSR Activities

In the 2017-2018 financial year, NETFUND’s CSR activities focused on supporting the National Tree Planting Campaign, whose target is to plant at least 235 million trees by 2022; a minimum of 1,000,000 seedlings per county each year for the next 5years.

NETFUND planted 14,500 tree seedlings in four counties – Nairobi (Ngong Road Forest), West Pokot (Kamatira Forest), Nyamira (Matiero) and Bomet  (Chepalungu forest) Counties.

In Nairobi County’s Ngong Rd. Forest, 1500 tree seedlings were planted by NETFUND staff.

In West Pokot, NETFUND in partnership with the area County government, schools, community groups and other environmental organizations have committed to plant and maintain 24,000 trees in Kamatira forest by 2020. So far, 7000 trees have been planted.

NETFUND Board member Dr. Ptoton waters a tree during a tree planting exercise in West Pokot in March 2018.

 

NETFUND Board members Naumy Jeptanui and Prof. Losenge Turoop plant a tree during a tree planting exercise in West Pokot in March 2018

 

In Nyamira County, about 1,000 tree seedlings were planted at Matierio Primary School with support from 250 students and 100 community members.

Whilst the team had a target of planting 3,000 tree seedlings, the available land space could only cater for 1,000 tree seedlings.

However, the school through the head teacher, Mr. John Obiero, shall dedicate a piece of land (part of its playing field) to ensure that the target is realized. The primary school is located at one of the hilltops of Nyamaiya ward and has a student population of 273 students.

 

 

In Bomet County, NETFUND worked with county officials to plant 5,000 tree seedlings in Chepalungu forest – an indigenous forest and complex ecosystem that need efficient management.

Tree planting in Bomet County reduced Redness