Dominican Friars sports day sponsorship
ABC Bank supported Dominican Friars during their annual community sports event for children, youth and adults by buying assorted sports equipment and donating t-shirts for the sports groups. This went a long way in making the event colorful and very enjoyable for the teams.
ABC Group believes that the future of Kenya lies with her youth. As such the bank is keen on supporting education for deserving but underprivileged students in the society. In the year 2010, the Group made a commitment to support three needy students currently in secondary school via monetary assistance as well as guidance and mentorship.
Homecare Spiritual Fellowship
The fellowship membership comprises of women in business who consider it important to give back to the community in tangible ways. The Bank supports the fellowship’s feeding program with an amount of Kshs 200,000 annually, with Kshs 50,000 being disbursed every quarter. The funds go to the Orphans and Vulnerable Children's program which offers food baskets to children orphaned by HIV/Aids in Kibera through churches in the area.
Shamaz Savani, Group MD (far right) leads the ABC team in presenting a cheque of Kes 200,000 to the Homecare Spiritual Fellowship national chairperson/founder, Judy Mbugua (centre).
Mji wa Huruma Bio Centre
ABC Bank partnered with Mji wa Huruma, a large village on the outskirts of Nairobi to complete their Bio Centre, a waste recycling plant within the village. This impressive project, aims at improving the lives of the residents of the area, by aiding in waste management and allowing them earn income from the sale of biogas.
The Bank supported the centre by donating the first 5,000 litre tank together with the requisite piping to help residents achieve their dream. ABC staff led the way in digging of trenches for the piping, as well as laying the foundation for a larger 10,000 litre tank that will solve the community's water crisis.
We have partnered with UNEP and the Billion Tree Campaign where we shall focus on Tree planting Exercises at Karura and Ngong Forests.
ABC Bank C.E.O. Mr. Shamaz Savani with Nobel Laureate Prof. Wangari Maathai plant a tree to help Mother Nature be returned back to her original self.
Sports offers a unique way in which we can traverse across gender, race and social status to create unity and harmony. As ABC Bank, we have embarked on a conscious effort to facilitate sports across the country through our customers and also sponsor events. We have so far supported:
a. The ABC Bank Consolata School Open Day.
b. The ABC Bank Nakuru Volley Ball Association
c. Dominican Friars Mkendwa Sports Shoot - out
ABC Bank Food For Life Campaign
ABC Bank undertook a three week campaign starting in February to March 2009 to raise funds in response to the Famine that has hit the country. We were able to raise 8.4 tonnes of food sufﬁcient to feed 5000 people. The effort was carried out in tandem with the Kenya Red Cross who have distributed the food in Southern Rift Valley, Kenya, where the pastoralist community has been greatly affected.
The ABC Bank Blood Drive
In Kenya, the current need for transfusions stands at 200,000 units against the current blood bank stock of 120,000 units. Therefore, more often than not precious lives that could have been saved were possibly lost just because there was not enough blood.
The Bank mobilized its staff member in 2008 for the ﬁrst time where 90 lives were saved through blood donations. In February, 2009, the Bank ratiﬁed that the Blood Drive be conducted every year to ensure that we save as many live as possible, every year.
Empowerment Through Mobility
ABC Bank donated 10 wheel chairs for the disabled in Kangundo, Machakos District to support the government effort to provide rehabilitation of those with disabilities in Machakos district. The event was presided over by Minister for Public Health Hon. Beth Mugo.