The Optiven Foundation unwavering dedication to creating positive social impact has once again shone brightly as they continued with their “Feed One More” program in Laburra, Nyeri county. The theme for this year’s World Food Safety Day was Food Standards Save Lives and is celebrated on 7th June annually to create awareness about the importance of food safety and encourage people to take steps and prevent foodborne diseases.
Children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable as the World Health Organisation estimates 420,000 people die yearly after eating contaminated food. To amplify their efforts on June 10th, Optiven Foundation forged partnerships with individuals and by working collaboratively, they were able to leverage their resources and reach a wider audience. Ann Nyagah, the Optiven Foundation coordinator affirmed the Foundation is committed to supporting Kenyans and the donation was a way of giving back.
“Thank you all for taking time to be here. We are committed to ensuring support from the people of Laburra for educating our CEO, George Wachiuri and this is one way of us saying thank you,” she said. The United Nations identified good health and well-being as the third Sustainable Development Goal with the objective to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
The Optiven Foundation is keen on complementing both government and non-governmental organizations in increasing food security through its feed one more program. The emphasis on the program is providing nutrient rich food ensures that individuals and families receive not just sustenance but also essential vitamins and minerals necessary for their overall well-being.
The donation was well received by over 500 individuals who made their way to Laburra Primary School as the Foundation plan to inspire and empower the residents of Malindi next. Area leaders lauded the initiative noting the engagement of the community as George Wachiuri, Founder and CEO Optiven has been heard stating
“I believe that it is our responsibility to help those who are less fortunate in society. We have a duty to use our resources to make a difference in the lives of those who are struggling.”