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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela
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Equipping the Next Generation

Since 2022, Stanbic Kenya Foundation has partnered with Java House Foundation to feed over 1200 students at Gatina Primary  School in Kawangware, Kenya. Stanbic Kenya staff have been at the forefront of the school
feeding program by participating throughout the year. In Q3, the Compliance and IFR team spent a day at the school where they served meals to the pupils, conducted a mentorship session with Grade 8 pupils, distributed sanitary towels and innerwear for the girls and gifted the boys with a quality pair of boxers. Speaking to 150 students from the class 8 stream, the team talked to the pupils about the transitory stages of life, encouraging them to do their best in each
stage and to utilize their unique talents as part of the larger ecosystem within which they exist.

By taking part in a sustainability led initiative, the team got to bond and receive firsthand recounts from the pupils on the impact of the ongoing feeding programme and left with heightened awareness of the role and importance of driving sustainability in our communities.

Gatina feeding
Gatina Mentorship

Beyond the Classroom

Access to quality education is critical for long-term growth. Mentorship, which provides an avenue for intentional and individualized learning can help bridge knowledge gaps and drive inclusion. To this end, Palmhouse Foundation and Stanbic Foundation continue to partner to provide mentorship sessions for Beyond the Classroom bright and underprivileged students during the school holidays. In August 2023, the Palmhouse mentorship sessions were held for two days in Kiambu, Kenya, with attendance and participation by select beneficiaries of the Palmhouse Education Trust, Stanbic staff and Palmhouse Foundation Executives.

Touching on topics encompassing values, finances, relationships, among others, the students got first-hand accounts from the speakers and mentors who not only encouraged the students to work towards their ultimate goals, but also provided advice on individually raised questions.

Post session, the students gave positive sentiments on the days’ activities and expressed enthusiasm to apply what they had learnt, both at school and in their communities, which will consequently drive positive change within the students’ ecosystems.

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