Welfare and Staff involvement
In 2008, the Company donated Shs. 1 million towards donations to needy institutions through regional and sub-regional activities.
The Kenya Power Choir was another beneficiary of the CSR budget in 2008 as it received Shs. 500,000 towards the recording of its album.
In 2009, all the ten sub-regions in the Company received Shs. 100,000 each which benefitted needy institutions and causes within the respective sub-regions.
This year, regional and sub-regional staff have so far spent Shs. 400, 000 per sub-region totaling to Shs. 4 million for the ten sub-regions in Kenya Power . These funds have been used to support needy homes, clean up informal settlements and improve schools for children with special needs.
Social Welfare and Sponsorships
The Company has contributed Shs. 250,000 every year to the past four consecutive annual editions of the Mater Heart Run. This is a trend that Kenya Power intends to continue. The members of staff have also always readily participated in the Run and eagerly anticipate upcoming editions.
As a result of the election violence that was experienced in the country in early January 2008, about 500,000 people were displaced. Kenya Power donated Shs. 1 million towards their upkeep. Further, Kenya Power donated Shs. 890,840 to staff whose houses were burnt down due to the violence.
Kenya Power has set aside Shs. 4 million to support other worthy causes in 2010. Part of this money has been spent to support various needs, which include:
- Procurement of books for Silanga Secondary School at a cost of Shs. 306,000
- Support to Kianyaga Children’s home at Shs. 500,000
- Nairobi Greenline tree planting initiative at Shs. 250,000
Social Welfare Sponsorships in the pipeline
- A water harvesting water project in Ithanga valued at Shs. 500,000.
- Construction of a Shs. 500,000 ablution facility for Duse Primary School in Mandera.
- Purchase and installation of solar lamps for Nasigel Primary School in Lodwar at Shs. 250,000,
- Support to Tegla Lorupe Children’s Home in Turkana at a cost of Shs. 500,000.