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Giving Something Back: Jinny Software donates $6000 to Kenyan Organisation Zabibu Centre

Jinny Software recently took part in a rewarding community building initiative alongside the Safaricom Foundation where Jinny donated KES 510,000 to Zabibu Centre, a residential and learning institution for children with special needs and disabilities based in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Safaricom Foundation was established in August 2003 and provides a formal process for charitable contributions to communities, community groups and Non Governmental Organisations in Kenya who are key partners in responding to social and economic development issues in the country.   The Foundation supports initiatives and projects that provide sustainable solutions to the most pressing social challenges and this is why Jinny Software collaborated with the Safaricom Foundation on this project.

it is a big challenge but with the very strong engagement from the team and the support from partners like Jinny, it will become a reality before the end of this year The substantial donation will help build living quarters for the children who come to the Zabibu Centre for shelter and training in a nurturing environment as they often struggle to  effectively live in the hostile environment they find themselves in. Mr. Thibaud Rerolle, Chief Technology Officer at Safaricom states “it is a big challenge but with the very strong engagement from the team and the support from partners like Jinny, it will become a reality before the end of this year”. Mr Rerolle first became involved with Zabibu as part of the World of Difference programme under the Safaricom Foundation in early 2012 and explains “the first visit to Zabibu moved me to the very depth of my heart when I saw all they were doing there for the very many less privileged kids”.

To mark the donation, Mr. Llewellyn Farquharson, Company Director at Jinny Software and Mr. Aniket Deuskar, Vice President of Sales Middle East & Africa at Jinny Software visited the Zabibu Centre for the Ground Breaking Ceremony which marked the beginning of the project. The cheque presentation ceremony took place in Safaricom’s headquarters in Nairobi.

Pictured L-R at cheque presentation: Antony Kiarie, James Maitai, Margaret Mbugguss, Llewellyn Farquharson, Aniket Deuskar, Ken Okwero, Thibaud Rerolle, KaaKa Nabea, John Orutwa and Moses Okundi.  

Safaricom CTO Thibaud Rerolle pictured at the Ground Breaking Ceremony alongside children from Zabibu Centre.

Taking part in this project confirmed the importance of community within Jinny Software and building communitiesThis is an integral part of ‘what we do’ and helps us define who we are in both the offline and online worlds. Being socially responsible is one way in which we feel we can build these communities and we were delighted to have contributed to this project. “We have been doing business in Kenya (and Africa) for 10+ years now and when we were invited by Safaricom to support the Zabibu initiative in Nairobi, we jumped at the chance. To be able to ‘give something back’ to the local community was an opportunity we were not going to miss. Jinny Software are delighted to be a part of this project that supports and helps others. Our team attended the ground breaking and we will watch its progress and would be happy to help again. This is an integral part of ‘what we do’ and helps us define who we are” said Llewellyn Farquharson, Company Director with Jinny Software.

If you have any questions on our CSR initiative or want to find out more about Jinny Software and what we do, please contact enquiries@jinnysoftware.com.