|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)
On Saturday June 8, AAR staff visited God’s Grace Children’s’ home. The Occasion was graced by the presence of the AAR Customer Care Manager Diana Namubiru. Children at the home are between 6months-18years of age. Staff participated in cleaning activities at the home.AAR team donated items which have been collected over a period of three months in AAR clinics and offices in Uganda. These were donated by staff and our clients. The home survives on individual donations and sales from their Jewellery .Over 18 members of staff participated
It was a red affair as usual. Red is the colour of life, passion and energy. In AAR red communicates our caring attitude for life and vitality. It also expresses our passion for work, our customers and all our stakeholders.
On May 24, 2013, AAR customer care team hosted representatives from corporate companies that are already on board as members to an appreciation luncheon at the prestigious Revolving restaurant at Golf course Hotel. The AAR team was led by AAR Health services General Manager James Macharia. All guests walked away with hampers from AAR Uganda. As you can see pictures, it was strictly an ‘AAR brand colours –affair event’. Red is the start of the spectrum. Red is the colour of life, passion and energy. In AAR red communicates our caring attitude for life and vitality .it also expresses our passion for work, our customers and all our stakeholders. We want to deliver our services in the most competent way and in the most compassionate manner.
In November 2012, AAR Uganda started a jogging club with weekly sessions. Staff members join for free. Employee Wellness is something AAR Uganda does not take lightly. Participants are free to walk, jog, and run. For over eight years, AAR Uganda has sponsored its staff to participate in various marathons. AAR Uganda has sponsored its staff to participate in the annual MTN Kampala Marathon.AAR has been a medical sponsor and a chief participant in several marathons and fitness events in Uganda. AAR partnered with the Uganda National Work-out and Fitness Association (UNWAFA) to organise the ‘Annual Fitness and Workout Event ‘on Wednesday 1st May 2013.We believe that exercising daily brings tremendous benefits to your health. The AAR jogging club sessions are held every Thursday.