Many Corporate Organizations either by Kenya Like The KCB Group, Equity Bank Limited, Kenya Airways, Hashi Energy Limited among Others or owned by Multi-National Companies like The P&G East Africa, The Coca-Cola, Toyota Kenya contribute and part generously with their means to help improve the well-being of society, They help in developing communities social and economical infrastructure and supplement Government and agencies efforts. This has been witnessed by ourselves when we launched last year, The Program called, SKIP LUNCH, FIGHT HUNGER" in which Equity Bank Limited and Hashi Energy Limited contributed generously to help contain famine situation in Northern Kenya. There was also the "Kenya-for-Kenyans" Initiative organized by the Kenya Red Cross Society.
Many of these Corporate organizations work with people in communities through Governmental organizations to create and support projects most relevant to communities. Many of these programs may sometime include customized local initiatives, converged in the areas of Education, Provision of Water, Healthy Environment or just normal CSR projects that touch on Disaster reduction and Relief Programs.
Of Late, We were particularly impressed by the way, P&G East Africa (I am talking of Proctor & Gamble), The makers of "Always", "Ariel" and stuff like that, have been doing to help retain girls in schools. I was reading, http://www.pg.com/kenya/more_info.pdf and saw what they have been doing to help school girls. This is a good initiative to benefit our gaps in education and to supplement Government's effort in distributing sanitary pads to Schools.
It is extremely true that region like Northern Kenya are primarily inhabited by people who are new to sanitary pads, people of lower middle class families, working poor and older people living on modest fixed incomes from their livestock or some agriculture. The Girl in Schools are In Overall statistics in a very bad situation. In figures supplied by World Organizations, it is estimated that:
A girl absent from school due to menses for 4 days in 28 days (a month) loses 13 learning days equivalent to 2 weeks of learning in every school term. In a year (9 months) a girl loses 39 learning days equivalent to 6 weeks of learning time. A girl in primary school between grades 6 and 8 (3 years) loses 18 learning weeks out of 108 weeks. Within the 4 years of high school the same girl loses 156 learning days equivalent to almost 24 weeks out of 144 weeks of learning in High school. This is a clear indication that a girl child is a school drop-out while still in school
Through this, we urge other partners to emulate the same and help supplement government, agencies efforts to help our less fortunate in the societies.