CSR News

ABC Bank supports Don Bosco Catholic Parish- 30th January, 2017

ABC Bank supported the Salessians of Don Bosco-Upper Hill during its recent ‘solemn transfer of the relic of St. John Bosco to the Shrine of Mary help of Christians’.

The bank’s donation of Sh100,000, given through the Industrial Area branch, was an affirmation of the value it attaches to relationships with clients, and is part of the continuous community relations initiatives.

ABC Bank staff mentor needy girls- 19th January, 2016

A group of young girls​ spent a day at ABC Bank Head Office with employees who took their time to inspire, encourage and guide them on various life issues.

The girls from Kayole Children’s Home sat their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) last year, and are awaiting their results, with high hopes of joining university.

They are beneficiaries of well wishers, who support their education and upkeep. Their benefactors in Friends of Kayole (FoK), a group of ABC Bank staff who have been supporting them, led by the Internal Audit team.

 After supporting the children’s home for several years, the bank staff felt it was necessary to introduce a psycho-social support program that will ensure the children make the right life choices and grow up to become economically self-reliant and responsible people. They received guidance on career choice, life skills and personal development.

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ABC Bank Head of HR Lucy Wariara takes her time to inspire the girls

 

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ABC Bank Head of Security Solomon Kissinger speaking to the group of girls during the mentorship session

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ABC Bank Head of Retail Amanda Corline imparts important life lessons

 

 

 

 

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It was time to share lunch with the girls

 

You too can be part of this noble cause by putting a standing order or making a one-off donation to FOK account No. 001108001003026[/vc_column_text]

ABC Bank supports improvement of Catholic Church health facilities- 14th January 2016

ABC Bank has donated Sh.250,000 in support of health facilities under the Catholic. Presenting the donation to the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops, Head of Retail Banking Amanda Corline said the bank is committed to plugging the gap in health care by supplementing the public sector efforts by partnering with the private sector.

The funds will go towards the improvement of health facilities under the Catholic Church.

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ABC Bank Head of Retail Banking Amanda Corline presents the Sh. 250,000 cheque to KCCB’s Bishops Paul Kariuki (centre) and Anthony Ireri at Waumini House, Westlands in Nairobi.

ABC Bank lights up Kayole Children's Home with early Christmas- 6th December, 2014

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ABC Bank staff on Saturday 6th December visited a Nairobi-based centre for destitute children and donated food stuffs, clothes, sanitary towels and other assorted items as a way of spreading the joy of the festive season.

The donation was part of our corporate social responsibility initiatives to support communities. This was the second time the bank staff visited the centre this year. The centre about 100 children, who were previously street children.

ABC Bank-sponsored students visit-29th April,2014

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Two students sponsored by ABC Bank, Walter Okombo (St. Mary’s School Yala) and Marygoretti Atieno (Moi Girls High School – Eldoret) visited the bank in April to meet and greet their sponsor as well as receive guidance and mentorship from ABC staff.

The two form three students were taken on a tour of the Bank and met various employees who spent time advising them on career choices and life skills. ​​ ​Their visit culminated with a meeting with the Group Managing Director Shamaz Savani. ​​Shamaz advised the two to become all-rounder while at the same time giving special attention to their studies.

The bank has fully sponsored the two for their school fees and upkeep as part of its corporate social responsibility program.

ABC Bank gives budding athletes Kes. 0.5 Million- 6th April 2014

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Budding athletes in Iten received a boost from ABC Bank in support of their training. This is part of the bank’s community relations strategy that is expected to nurture more young talented sportsmen and women in various disciplines to become world champions.

‘We are committed to supporting young talent in athletics and other sports disciplines so that this country continues to produce world champions’’ said ABC Bank Group CEO Sridhar Natarajan when presented the cheque to the Paul Tergat Foundation.

The athletes were picked for intense training in various training camps in Iten after they posted impressive performances in the ABC Bank-sponsored Baringo Half Marathon last year.

Receiving the donation, Simon Chebon who is in charge of programs and administration at the Paul Tergat Foundation said the contribution will go in to facilitating the coaches and athletes in local events, purchase of kits and partly pay for school fees for some of the junior athletes.

ABC Bank supports Westgate attack victims

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Following the unfortunate terrorist attack at the Westgate Mall, we at ABC Bank, as part of doing our bit for humanity, donated Kshs. 100,000 worth of supplies to the Kenya Red Cross towards the blood donation drive. Staff also gave their blood to help those in need of blood.

ABC Bank Sponsors Sister Helen Pius the Principal of Madiany Special School for Mentally Handicapped

ABC Bank Sponsors Sister Helen Pius the Principal of Madiany Special School for Mentally Handicapped

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ABC Bank’s Kisumu Branch Manager Erick Kisaka (in suit) presents a cheque of Kshs 25,000 to Sister Helen Pius the Principal of Madiany Special School for Mentally Handicapped in Siaya.The funds went into assisting the school alleviate a water problem, by constructing water tanks to store water.

ABC Bank Sponsors Nairobi’s Kayole Street Children’s Rehabilitation Home

ABC Bank Sponsors Nairobi’s Kayole Street Children’s Rehabilitation Home

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ABC Bank Staff Zahra Mohamed (In a red checked veil) and Bennington Owino (in glasses) join children of Nairobi’s Kayole Street Children’s Rehabilitation Home and the Home’s manager David Arika(in a black checked shirt)as they admire books the staff donated to the Home. ABC Bank staff visited the children centre which provides a home to over 95 former street children and donated food stuffs, clothing, toys and books.

ABC Bank Sponsors the Baringo Half Marathon

ABC Bank Sponsors the Baringo Half Marathon

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In 2013, ABC Bank became the title sponsor of the Baringo Half Marathon which was held on 3rd November 2013 at Kabarnet town, Baringo County, following a KES. 5 million commitment towards the charitable cause.
The marathon, which carried the tagline. Developing Kenya’s Champions was themed around identifying and developing new athletes, by giving them an opportunity to launch their careers. Young promising athletes were picked by a team of experienced athletics professionals and coaches during the marathon, for enrollment in reputable training camps where they were coached and facilitated to become world champions.
This marathon stands for a cause ABC Bank is very proud to be associated with that of investing in developing and growing the rich talent this country is famed for; our athletes, says Mr Shamaz Savani the ABC Bank Group Managing Director. Every year that ABC Bank has sponsored this marathon has been a fulfilling experience. The enormous contribution the marathon has made in promoting youth development and boosting tourism in Baringo County is undoubted.
For the last several years the Baringo Half Marathon has been staged, many athletes have been discovered, who have gone on to become major champions at the national and international stage. This underscores the enormous potential the marathon has in talent scouting and development of the youth in the county and beyond.ABC Bank has committed to sponsor the marathon for the next five years. The Paul Tergat Foundation, which among other things aims to identify, tap and nurture running talent among Kenya’s youth, will provide the platform for the initiative’s sustainability.

ABC joins efforts to assist people with spinal cord injuries

ABC joins efforts to assist people with spinal cord injuries

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ABC Bank has joined forces with The Cluster Foundation (TCF), a non-governmental organisation supporting people with spinal cord injuries (paraplegics) through various activities.
The Bank would be donating all its old newspapers quarterly to the Foundation, which recycles them to produce eco-pencils. The pencils are then sold to the public and corporates to raise money, which is spent on supporting a programme assisting people with paralysis through various activities. Some people detest old newspaper because they consume space while others treat them as waste. What they don’t know is that the same old newspapers would bring a smile to someone’s sad face, said Mrs. Njoki A. Mwangi, a trustee of the organisation. She was speaking after the Bank donated the first batch of the ld newspapers to the Foundation on June 13, 2012. We will be making the next donations on September 13, 2012 and December 13, 2012. We are appealing to individuals and corporates to join us in supporting this worthy cause, said Ms. Amanda Corline, Head of Retail Banking at ABC Bank.
The Foundation, under its Empowering Paraplegics programme, organises xcursions, home visits, entertainment and sports activities for them to reduce the effects of their handicap, especially loss of self-esteem. Once they have gained some confi dence, the Foundation, in conjunction with other partners, exposes them to various skills before connecting them to various job opportunities.
Ms. Amanda Corline (L), ABC Bank Head of Retail Banking, tries out one of the pencils The Cluster Foundation makes by recycling old newspapers. This is after she handed over bundles of newspapers to the Foundations trustees led by Mr. Nick Nguyo (R ).

Dagoretti Constituency free medical camp

Dagoretti Constituency free medical camp

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ABC Bank, in August 2013, conducted a free medical camp in Dagoretti Constituency in partnership with the University of Nairobi,. The initiative, which reached about 300 people, was part of the Bank’s continuous community support initiatives.

ABC Bank Group sponsors the repainting of Kamiti Primary School

ABC Bank Group sponsors the repainting of Kamiti Primary School

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ABC Bank Group sponsored the repainting of Kamiti Primary School, a public institution located within the Kamiti Maximum Prison in Nairobi. The Group, through its Koinange Branch, bought paint, paid for and supervised the painting of the school, as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme. We, as ABC Bank Group, intend to continue supporting the growth and development of education in the country through various initiatives aimed at benefiting the leaners, their teachers and the community at large,said Mr George Wanga, the Koinange Branch Manager. The school, which has a population of around 1,110 pupils comprising of warders children and others from outside -does not receive support from the correctional facility. Instead, it depends on the Ministry of Education under the Free Primary Education Programme. We cannot express enough our gratitude to ABC Bank for the good job they have done for us, said Mr Joseph Mwangi, the school’s head teacher.
Mr George Wanga (3rd L), ABC Bank Koinange Branch Manager, staffers Mr Antony Kariuki (2nd right) and Mr. Rooney Mbani (right) with pupils of Kamiti Primary School flags off the painting of the school.

ABC Bank Sponsors free ENT Medical Camp

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ABC Bank Meru Branch Relationship Officer Paul Muigai (Left in a dark suit) presents a dummy cheque worth Kshs 10,000 to Sister in Charge Sr. Mary Agnes Nkatha of St. Theresa Mission Hospital towards a free ENT medical camp which was held on 14th September 2013 at Timau Catholic Dispensary.