Children home receives timely SEACOM donation
18 July 2014, 18:53
Nairobi - A children’s home in Ruai and a
primary school in Mombasa will benefit from a project by a telecommunications
company to give back to communities it operates in.
SEACOM, the pan-African telecom enabler will celebrate the
fifth anniversary of its commercial launch, by donating time and providing
support to communities that need assistance across the markets where it does
The SEACOM team in Nairobi intends to have the kitchen
completed at the Watoto Wema Children’s Home in Ruai ahead of the weekend.
They have also committed to making a quarterly donation of
cereals and basic medication to ensure the children are fed and cared for
throughout the year.
The director of the home will receive a laptop, an internet dongle
and personal contributions will be made by the team towards the internet use of
approximately 1,5GB a month (Ksh1 000) by the home.
In their personal capacity, the Nairobi team members will
also provide professional and spiritual development, including mentorship to
the children and the staff.
The Mombasa team will be visiting Shika Adabu Primary
According to SEACOM, they will be donating textbooks and
desks for the school as well as hosting sporting activities and mentoring
sessions throughout the day.
“Doing something valuable with some of the communities we
assist through our corporate social investment programme has become tradition
for our annual Foundation Day. Once again, this celebration is a perfect
platform for a range of community development activities in appreciation of the
communities in the countries where we operate”, said Byron Clatterbuck, Chief
Commercial Officer of SEACOM.
SEACOM launched Africa’s first broadband submarine cable
system along the eastern and southern coastlines in 2009, bringing with it a
vast supply of high quality and affordable internet bandwidth.