In summary :
- Safaricom to conduct series of community engagements aimed at transforming lives of the locals.
- Engagements involve free Medical Camp, free Digital and Financial Literacy training and Community Campus Tours.
- The medical camp will offer free medical check-ups.
Safaricom has officially flagged off the Nyanza regional finals’ games of the Chapa Dimba football tournament with a series of community engagements aimed at transforming the lives of the locals in the region.
The community engagements involve a free Medical Camp, free Digital and Financial Literacy training and Safaricom Engineering Community Campus Tours.
These will lead up to the regional finals matches scheduled for the weekend of September 30th and October 1st, 2023.
“We are planning to engage with members of the community through a series of activities aimed at transforming the lives of our people across various parts of the Nyanza region as we prepare for the upcoming regional finals of Chapa Dimba at Moi Stadium in Kisumu, next weekend.
We have partnered with key organizations such as Zuri Health and Britam to provide a free Medical Camp, free Digital and Financial Literacy training, and Safaricom Engineering Community Campus Tours, all with the goal of enhancing the lives of the local community in the region,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO of Safaricom PLC.
The medical camp will offer free medical check-ups, physician consultations, eye and dental check-ups, blood sugar tests, blood pressure measurements, body fat assessments, and Body Mass Index (BMI) screenings, among other services.
On the free Digital and Financial Literacy training, the telco is partnering with Britam Insurance Company to provide training tailored to Boda Boda riders, vendors, small business operators, shopkeepers etc. who are Safaricom customers in the region.
The training is geared towards providing tips that can inculcate a saving culture and enhance credit and investment readiness.
Further, the telco has organized the Safaricom Engineering Community Campus Tour at Maseno University on 28th September 2023.
This is aimed at cultivating exceptional technological talent within Kenyan Universities by nurturing a culture of engineering excellence through immersive technical experiences. The tour will serve as a platform to demonstrate the profound impact of Technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and leveraging the power of online platforms to grow a career in the tech space and earn a decent livelihood.
The community engagements will then build up to the Safaricom Chapa Dimba regional final matches that will be played at Moi Stadium, where eight teams, comprising four boys’ teams and four girls’ teams from the six counties – Kisumu, Siaya, Migori, Homa Bay, Nyamira and Kisii are expected to battle it out for Regional Championship. The finals will be preceded by the Inter-County playoff scheduled for this weekend, 23rd and 24th September.
Safaricom Chapa Dimba aims to provide a structured platform for scouts and coaches to tap into new talent and build feeder systems for the Kenyan football leagues across the country while also training a total of 250 coaches. The football tournament targets young people aged between 16 and 20 years old.