July 22nd, 2017: Children at the Twaweza Pamoja Children’s Home in Kayole have benefited from a donation of various food and toiletry items from ABC Bank staff who visited them over the weekend.
The group of staff led by the Head of Diaspora Banking Joseph Waithaka spent the weekend with the children who are drawn mostly from the sprawling low-income Kayole residential area. Some are orphans while others are neglected or vulnerable children whose parents or guardians are unable to fend for them.
ABC Bank staff donate food stuufs to Twaweza Pamoja Children’s Home in Kayole
The center was founded Annah Ndeto is a former journalist and a board member of Association of Media Women in Kenya (AMWIK), a publisher and communications consultant.
The center houses over 100 children, with some of them returning to their homes daily. The center also supports their education, clothing and other basic needs. It relies on well-wishers for support.
Twaweza Pamoja children are excited by the Bank’s visit
Joseph Waithaka said ABC Bank invests in supporting communities as a way of giving back and improving livelihoods, adding that the inaugural visit to the center was the beginning of a long lasting relationship.
Thanking ABC Bank for the support, Ms. Ndeto highlighted the myriad challenges that come with running the children’s home in an area surrounded by poverty among other issues.
20th May 2017: ABC Bank sponsored the food festival and fun day organized by the Medical Fund of Siri Guru Singh Sabha in Mombasa. It was also the 23rd anniversary celebration.
The Medical Fund is a Sikh charitable health fund founded on the principles of hard work, sincerity, honesty and sharing with others. It fund mobilises resources from its members who contribute to a common pool from which all benefit equitably.
The bank’s sponsorship was in appreciation of the fruitful relationship it has had with the Sikh community in Mombasa and across Kenya.
18th May, 2017: ABC Bank has donated Sh100,000 to the Mater Misericordiae Hospital in support of this year’s Mater Heart Run to be held on Saturday 20th May at the Nyayo National Stadium.
Presenting the cheque, ABC Bank’s Head of Retail Banking Amanda Corline said the bank is committed to investing in health care support initiatives as a way of giving back to communities where it has operations.
Started in 1996, the Mater Heart Run is an annual event that seeks to raise funds for the treatment of children with heart conditions, either through surgery or interventional cardiac catheterization.
Since inception, the Mater Cardiac Program has benefited over 3,000 children. The program has grown from handling 20 open heart operations to 200 cases a year. The majority are Kenyan children; however children from Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi and Zambia have also been treated.
On the night of Wednesday 19th April, a group of children from Upendo Kids International jetted back from a two-week appreciation and exposure tour of the US where they met different groups of Kenyans living and working in Oklahoma State.
Upendo Kids International is a center for destitute children, based in Juja.
ABC Bank Head of Diaspora Banking Joseph Waithaka (left) explains to children from Upendo Kids Center Jussy Mweru, Lucy Mbeche and Maurice Wambugu on how foreign exchange transactions work.
ABC Bank is a close partner of the centre, and some of its representatives were at hand to receive them at the airport.