We believe that our future success depends on us focusing on the interests of our stakeholders. We believe in collaboration to get the best out of the opportunities presented as well as mitigate risks. Collaboration is an integral to our Shared Value approach and we engage like-minded organisations if we believe that solutions cannot be adequately addressed by our business alone.
At First Assurance, our duty to the community comes first. We believe in collaboration and the creation of opportunities through community support. For many years, we have been investing in the future. Our future success depends on the success of the youth in our community.
Wamo Non-Formal Education centre/Children’s home Located in Kawangware, Nairobi County is one institution that we support. On June 14th, 2021, our senior management team – Stephen Lokonyo (MD), Dr Johannes Kitaka (COO), Reuben Bundi (CFO), Emily Gachaiya (HR), Shifrine Simwa (CS), Paulette Omondi (CS) & Valentine Iteba (CS) – visited the centre and made donations of foodstuff and furniture. This was part of our ongoing efforts to empower disadvantaged students and improve their learning environment.
This year, the First Assurance team also extended our support to Dagoretti Mixed Secondary School, primarily through blockboards and timber to be used for cabinets, shelving, and the repair of desks that serve their more than 1,800 students. We visited the institution on the same day, to engage with the learners and staff, and see how else we could collaborate going forward.
The First Assurance team’s community engagement and support efforts extended to Kawangware Primary School this year. On the 14th of June, the team also visited the institution of over 2,800 pupils, making a donation of shelving materials and engaging with the staff on possible solutions to adequately address the learners’ needs.
Regionally, the First Assurance teams also did their part to support various institutions. At the Mombasa branch, this year’s CSR was directed to parts of the South Coast. The team led by Simiyu Nato visited the Diani Children’s Village at Diani Beach on 11th June 2021. Aside from donating foodstuff and learning materials, the team took a tour around the home and interacted with the staff to better understand how they live and the ongoing projects.
In Kisumu, our team collaborated with Christ’s Hope Children’s Home, who support about 500 children in the county through the provision of lunches, and lessons on academics & life skills on weekends at their care centers. On 18th June 2021, Isaac Nguono led the First Assurance Kisumu Branch visit to the home, where they made donations of foodstuff and stationery.
First Assurance Nakuru branch’s 2021 CSR was carried out on 17th June 2021, at the Holy Family Children’s Home. As of the date of the CSR, the home had a population of 106 Children. The FA team led by Jane Muthee presented foodstuff, toured the home, and interacted with the staff and children during their visit.