Optiven’s acknowledgement of the International Day of Families under the theme “Families and Climate Change” is a significant occasion that highlights the pivotal role families play in addressing climate change. As the basic unit of society, families have a unique position to foster sustainable practices and advocate for environmental stewardship.

The theme aligns with the government’s movement towards recognizing the mutual benefit of climate action and social development. Climate change is one of the most significant threats facing humanity today. From the recent weather fluctuations and economic impacts to the significant displacement and fatalities, the consequences of climate change have been devastating and far reaching.

At the heart of the Optiven Foundation’s mission is a commitment to building resilient communities, starting with strong and empowered families. Through various initiatives, we strive to equip families with the knowledge, resources, and support needed to adapt and thrive in the face of climate change.

Education emerges as a cornerstone in empowering families to become agents of change. Through our Soaring Eagles Scholarship Program, we empower individuals to access quality education thus making informed decisions and adopting sustainable practices.

Furthermore, programs like the Mobility that brings smiles, keep a girl in school and the forgotten citizens initiative have also positively contributed to our broader objective.

Collaboration is instrumental in addressing the complex challenges of climate change and as we offer our donation to the flood victims and families displaced, we are calling on other corporates to join in as we celebrate this important day,” Dr. George Wachiuri addressed as the Foundation donated to the Red Cross. https://www.optivenfoundation.org/news-and-blogs/optiven-foundation-donates-1-million-to-redcross/

As we celebrate the International Day of Families, let us reaffirm our commitment to nurturing resilient families and safeguarding the planet we all call home. By empowering families with the resources and support they need to adapt to a changing climate, we can create a more sustainable and equitable world for all.

Happy International Families Day.