Safaricom Foundation has announced that the submissions for their Ndoto Zetu program are now open. Ndoto Zetu, which is now entering its fifth phase, aims to support individual Kenyans to bring to life the dreams and aspirations they have for their communities. The Foundation has set aside KES 100 million towards this initiative.
Safaricom has set aside KES 170 million to fund community investments set to benefit over 1.6 million Kenyans countrywide. The fund will be channeled through programs in areas of health, education, and economic empowerment. This will be done through Ndoto Zetu, Pamoja, and Usamaria.
As part of its community investments, Safaricom Foundation has also set aside KES 50 million towards its Pamoja Scheme. This scheme enables Safaricom staff to engage in a community project of their choice within the communities they serve. A further KES 20 million has been set aside for Usamaria, an initiative through which the Foundation supports patients from economically disadvantaged backgrounds by offsetting their medical bills in public hospitals.
Since 2019, Safaricom Foundation has invested KES 271 million in over 1400 Ndoto Zetu community projects in education, health, and economic empowerment. Improving the lives of more than 1.9 million Kenyans. In the recently concluded phase 4, the Foundation funded 392 projects worth KES 100 million, impacting over 700,000 lives.
“The transformation we have seen since the inception of Ndoto Zetu affirms that Kenyans are very passionate about positively impacting their communities. Each dream we help fulfill translates to thousands of lives being uplifted, that is why we are keen to continue partnering with Kenyans to transform lives,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom PLC.
Kenyans wishing to participate in Ndoto Zetu can send a written submission through the Ndoto Zetu portal . They can also visit any Safaricom Retail Shop and fill in an application form for a chance to have their community dream realized.
Deadline for the Ndoto Zetu submissions is 11th August 2023.