Airtel staff to participate in 'Save a Mum Walk'
21 March 2014, 12:37
Nairobi - Airtel has joined in this year’s Chase Group Foundation Charity Walk dubbed “Save a Mum Walk” at the Ngong’ Road Forest Sanctuary.
The company donated KES 250,000 towards the support of the Stand Up for African Mothers initiative by AMREF.
AMREF seeks to train 15,000 midwives by 2015 through the initiative, with the aim of reducing maternal mortality by improving access to reproductive health services.
The walk seeks to raise money towards the initiative and train midwives to adequately tend to the mothers in rural Kenya and Africa as a whole.
Airtel’s 16 employees also confirmed their participation in the walk that will be held on Saturday starting 8am at the Ngong’ Sanctuary.
Speaking as he presented the cheque and flagged off his team to the event, Airtel Kenya managing director Shivan Bhargava said that the company is happy to support this year’s walk as it will offer Kenyan mothers a chance to experience the joy of motherhood.
“As a corporate, we are happy to be part of the Chase Group Foundation Walk. This cause is very dear to all of us because mothers are the backbone of the society. In nurturing their health, we are nurturing the future of not only the country but the continent as a whole,” added Bhargava.
He said it is the role of the community to ensure that expectant mothers receive proper medical attention when giving birth to get rid of maternal deaths in Kenya and the whole of Africa.
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