Vivo Energy Kenya Corporate Social Investment
Vivo Energy Kenya is out to make a real and lasting difference to the communities in which they operate. They have chosen to focus on three key areas of community investment: Road safety, Education and the Environment.
Their Road Safety Partner is Multiple Hauliers (EA) Ltd with whom they have been working together for the last 2 years. Through a programme dubbed Schools Road Safety Campaign, Vivo trains pupils in public primary schools situated along the Kenyan northern corridor on how to cross the road safely at all times. To date over 3,100 pupils have been reached from the following schools: 2015:- Ngeiya Pry School (Mai-Mahiu) 2016:- Nguumo Pry School (Makindu) Kibwayi Pry School (Bondo-Busia Junction) 2017:- Esibila Pry School and two neighbouring schools (Luanda)
In Education Vivo are currently paying school fees for 24 students who are in forms 2, 3&4 through the Palm House foundation. They also provide fuel and Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) to Starehe Boys’ Center and school. Shelter Children’s home is also a beneficiary of school fees payment for some of their students.
Nature Kenya, the oldest environment conservation organisation in Kenya, has been Vivo’s environment partner. Vivo Energy Kenya has worked with Nature Kenya on the following projects;
• Lungs for Kenya – 200,000 trees planted in the coastal forests
• Kinangop – Tussocks planted in 88 acres of land; 1,200 farmers sensitised on environment conservation
• Dakatcha woodland – 1500 trees planted In addition to conserving the environment.
Vivo Energy Kenya is in the process of constructing classrooms, a staff room and toilets for Kadunguni primary school located in Marafa within the Dakatacha forest area Kilifi County. In Karura Forest, Vivo Energy Kenya donated 16 acres of land to Karura Forest Environmental Educational Trust. (KFEET) The property is used as an educational and recreational facility. In addition to Road Safety, Education and Environment, Vivo Energy Kenya has supported, water and health sectors. In the health sector they have renovated and equipped a general ward in Kapiyo Health Center in Bondo with 15 adjustable beds and beddings. They also renovated the out-patient and family planning facilities. This facility serves residents who reside in 20 villages and is an invaluable asset to the area that has limited options with the nearest hospital being located in Bondo town. Water is life this was evident at Sihay primary school situated in Siaya County, Ugenya Sub County, Sihay Division Ugunja. Here Vivo Energy Kenya upgraded a hand operated water pump to a solar operated one. The project will not only serve the primary school but also a neighbouring secondary school, the Administration camp and the local community that spans in radius of 3km.