Orange Kenya spreads Christmas Cheer
Staff from Orange Telkom Kenya spread the Christmas spirit by visiting different Children homes in the regions they are situated in.
This is in line with the Staff Volunteering programme that was launched in 2012 to enable the staff share their skills and talents in service to others. Staff in different regions donated various items including books, shoes, clothes and dry food stuffs.
In the Western region, staff visited Hope for Victoria Children (HOVIC) located in Kisumu. The home addresses needs and challenges experienced by children living and working on the streets.
For the Coast region, staff shared their Christmas with St. Francis Rehabilitation Centre, Malindi. The Centre works with children with physical disability and also empowers them with skills to self -sustain them.
Staff in the North-Rift region spread their Christmas cheer to Kobil Special School for the Handicapped located in Elgeyo Marakwet County. The school accommodates children with different disabilities.
Nairobi region staff spread their Christmas cheer in Mathare at Good Samaritan Children's home. Good Samaritan currently provides housing, food and some basic education to over 220 children that have been orphaned by the loss of their parents to AIDS or children that have been abandoned because of the overwhelming poverty in the slums and families that could no longer feed and support them.
The Founder and Director of the home, Ms Mercy Wangeci Thuo – or Mama Mercy as she is popularly known – gave the Orange team a brief history of how the institution started and how it is run. The home depends on well-wishers and donations from organizations.
Telkom Orange CSR Coordinator, Elizabeth Muthui encouraged the children to work hard and not to give up and also reminded them of the need to support the home once they were out and working.