Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


International volunteers assist local communities

10 April 2014, 11:40

Nairobi - A group of volunteers from across the world is expected in the country where they will spend a month working with local organisations that aim to tackle poverty among communities.

The empowerment drive is the brainchild of German technology company, SAP, which is partnering with empowerment firm, Acumen.

The 12 volunteers will beginning this week work with local organisations such as Sanergy, Juhudi Kilimo, Open Capital Advisors and African Management Initiative to help solve some of their most pressing business needs.
The volunteers are from a number of countries including France, Israel and Ireland.

“We are excited to be hosting this dynamic group of employees from all over the world. A group of employees who work together to solve a problem in a foreign setting can very often not only strengthen communities, but help mould these individuals as future leaders,” said Andrew Waititu, Managing Director of SAP East Africa.

“This is proving to be the case in Kenya as one of our partners in the Social Sabbatical programme this year, Acumen, has demonstrated with the inclusion of two of the four benefactor companies who are realising very positive social change in the region already. The social sabbatical programme allows us to provide our people with innovative development opportunities while strengthening entrepreneurship in emerging economies.”

Kenneth Macharia, Business Development and Communications Manager at Acumen, explained, “When we heard about the SAP Social Sabbatical team coming to Kenya, we simply had to get involved. The programme represents an opportunity for Acumen to partner with SAP in effecting social impact and change in East Africa.”

The SAP Social Sabbatical, which matches talented employees with entrepreneurs and small businesses in emerging markets. A relatively new area for international corporate volunteering, the social sabbatical initiative was launched in 2012 with 30 employees in Brazil, India and South Africa respectively.

 – CAJ News

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
4 ways to handle your cheating ma...

He is cheating. How do you handle him?

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Why do men choose second wives?

Why do men choose to have second wives?

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Wizkid set for twin Kenyan shows

Wizkid is back in Kenya. For two shows.

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Udada women's festival begins in ...

The Udada women's festival has arrived in Nairobi.

Submitted by
Uhuru pardons 2747 death row conv...

President Uhuru Kenyatta has pardoned a number of death row convicts, sending them to life sentences instead. Read more...

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
WATCH: Kaka Sungura arrested in t...

Was Kaka Sungura arrested in town?