|Engaging the Community|
Since inception, we have been closely involved in various community engagement projects. We have heavily invested finances and manpower in programmes like the Employee Volunteer Programme (EVP) which allows our staff to take time out to engage in various charitable initiatives.
Trees for Health
The AAR Beckmann Trust has an ongoing project that encourages sustainable energy system, created by the planting of trees in schools, especially those situated close to slums. Trees are planted within and around the school boundaries to cater for the institutions’ energy needs and to support bi-annual de-worming programmes in the schools. These initiatives are instrumental in improving the status of health and academic performance of learners. The programmes are financed with savings generated from what the schools save on firewood cost, since they harvest their own. The money is used for the basic healthcare of the children.
Standard Chartered Marathon
Our staff joined the country in the fight against hunger by giving generously, both in cash and kind, when the country was under the throes of a drought-induced famine in 2009. The staff’s commitment to this noble cause made it possible for us to gather over three tonnes of food items, which was donated to the Kenya Red Cross Society in February 2009.
Our members of staff volunteered their time and resources November 7, 2009 to visit the Nairobi Remand Prison, which at the time had a population of 15,000 - both inmates and officers. The team contributed foodstuff, medical equipment, stationery and gave talks on the promotion of health, besides joining the inmates in a number of entertainment activities. This included talent shows, singing, dancing, basketball and health promotion presentations.
Showing Love to Cancer Patients
Visit to Sanyu Babies' Home (Uganda)
AAR Kenya Staff joined other Kenyans in the fight against hunger by participating in the Kenyans for Kenya initiative. The Staff donated a lorry- full of high energy foodstuffs that was given to the Kenya Red Cross Society representative at a handing over ceremony that was held on 18th August, 2011 at George Williamson House.
On August 14, 2011, AAR Uganda’s Bugolobi Clinic staff organized a Medical Camp at Tuskys Supermarket, Kintintale where they carried out free BMI, Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure Tests. There was also a Nutritionist who gave important nutrition tips to those who visited the tent. The turn out was overwhelming.
In order to expand our services, Our clinic at Manyala Building is moving to a new location. Effective 1st August 2011, we will be located at Lulu Centre, Machakos Street, Off Moi Avenue.
Inconviniwences are highly regretted.