SAP employees from around the world in East Africa for a month to help address local business challenges.
April 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ - This week sees a group of 12 SAP employees from around the world – including an applications performance testing expert from Israel, a software developer from France and a subject matter expert from Ireland – land in Nairobi to spend a month working with four local organisations that, in one way or another, are making life better for the communities they serve.
Corporate sustainability partners enable projects that install thousands of households water filters
NativeEnergy’s Clean Water Campaign is improving the lives of thousands by installing water filters in homes across Kenya, Ghana, and other communities. Simple, proven household Hydraid water filters eliminate 90-99% of bacteria and parasites while eliminating the common practice of burning unsustainably harvested firewood to boil dirty water. Carbon reductions deliver additional value to address corporate greenhouse gas emissions goals.
Lilly is proud to play a small role in supporting the work of a truly inspirational man, Joe Mamlin, M.D., and the organization he helped create to assist the people of Kenya that lack access to basic healthcare.
New Container Library Enhances Educational Opportunities for Children in Nairobi as Part of Children International’s Community Literacy Program
Kansas City, MO, February 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Children International is launching its first container library in Nairobi, Kenya, this week. The 40-foot container can house thousands of books and will give children in Nairobi the opportunity to increase their knowledge through reading. The new container library is only one part of Children International’s larger Community Literacy Program.
The Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi, the largest city of Kenya, Africa, was brutally seized under attack in September by al-shaabab, an extremist Islamist group from Somalia with connections to al-Qaeda. The upscale mall symbolized strength and prosperity but more importantly hope for the people of Kenya. The siege lasted for four days with 67 dead and 200 people wounded. The attack was believed to serve as retaliation for the presence of Kenyan militants in Somalia.
Early buyers keep innovative Help Build® carbon offset projects on track to reach goal of 20,000 lives changed by the end of 2014
BURLINGTON, VT, November 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Through NativeEnergy’s Clean Water Campaign, National Geographic Expeditions, REVERB, and artists that work with REVERB have provided essential upfront funding for the installation of Hydraid® biosand filters in households lacking access to clean water. The Clean Water Campaign, using NativeEnergy’s Help Build™ project model, installs water filters in Kenya, Ghana, and Honduras with communities in Ethiopia and India under review for subsequent projects.
The first 52 students signed up for the SAP Skills for Africa programme have been presented with their SAP Certifications at a graduation ceremony held at Multimedia University. The Kenya ICT Board reports that the fully-sponsored programme, which kicked off late July is aimed at bridging the demand for specialised ICT skills in Kenyan companies and increasing the employability of youths..
In July 2013, SAP set embarked on a training programme aimed at bridging the demand for specialised ICT skills in Kenyan companies while also increasing youth employment. Today, the first group of 52 students were presented with SAP Certification at a graduation ceremony held at Multi-Media University. The 52 were fully sponsored by SAP through the programme. Also sponsoring the programme are the Kenya Ministry of Information Communications & Technology through the ICT Authority and Multi Media University.