Today is the World Humanitarian Day dedicated to humanitarian workers and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes.
It is a global celebration of people helping people and the Optiven Foundation has been at it since it’s inception. The areas of focus for the Optiven Foundation has been in line with it’s pillars in education, environment, health and poverty eradication all aimed to impact and transform the community.
The theme this year is #ItTakesAVillage which encompasses the reality that when people in our community are in trouble it is the people nearest to them who are at hand to help. It does start with the neighbouring communities being the first to respond when disaster strikes – to the global community that supports recovery, and efforts towards easing suffering and bringing much needed hope.
And as the world celebrates the World Humanitarian Day, the East Africa is currently facing its worst food crisis for decades. With the looming climate challenge, and about four years of failed harvests, erratic rainfall and rocketing global food prices the situation is dire. This is one of the reasons that made Optiven Foundation to partner for interventions including in Turkana and Kakululo where food distribution was at the center of activities.
Through the education pillar, Optiven Foundation has upscaled it’s support to beneficiaries under the Soaring Eagles Scholarship Programme SESP. https://www.optivenfoundation.org/news-and-blogs/optiven-foundation-partners-with-upside-trust-to-facilitate-tvet-sponsorship-program/
This saw the secondary school scholarship programme upscaled to sponsorship of Technical and Vocational Education Training TVET in 2022. https://www.optivenfoundation.org/news-and-blogs/optiven-foundation-in-food-drive-health-pillar-activation-in-counties/
In addition, the Optiven Foundation has converted it’s support to children’s homes under it’s support to include provision of food donations on a weekly, monthly and termly basis to ensure that the nutritional needs of the beneficiaries are met.
With such interventions, Optiven has further continued to play an advocacy role in matters environmental sustainability aimed at calls to action for engagement in mitigating climate change. The culmination of this ingenuity was the rolling out of the GoGreen Initiative in the year 2020 and the subsequent GoGreen Awards by Optiven in 2021. https://www.optivenfoundation.org/news-and-blogs/optiven-foundation-recognizes-sustainability-champions-at-the-gogreen-awards/
Optiven Foundation has also been at the forefront in advocating for and using renewable energy as a benefit towards appreciating climate change, sustainable living and a better future. https://www.businessdailyafrica.com/bd/markets/capital-markets/optiven-to-use-sh170m-for-solar-at-amani-ridge-2295256
The Optiven Group Foundation will continue to support and welcomes partners to donate to our programs.
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