Safaricom 2018 Sustainable Business Report

60 INTRODUCTION OUR BUSINESS OUR MATERIAL TOPICS STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT 2018 SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS REPORT New strategy aligns Safaricom Foundation investments to SDGs We continued to transform lives throughout Kenyan society through the investments of the Safaricom and MPESA Foundations. This year, the Safaricom Foundation developed and launched its three year strategy for the period 2018-2021. As part of the new strategy, each of the trustees of the Foundation will now provide oversight and stewardship for the respective pillars of the strategy. Based on a rigorous assessment of where the investments of the Foundation can be most impactful, the new strategy also clearly links the investments of the Foundation to the SDGs. The Foundation will focus on the three areas of health (SDG 3), education (SDG 4) and economic empowerment (SDG 8) over the next three years. As well as continuing with its ongoing philanthropic grants, the Foundation will proactively co-create five new programmes with its partners based on specific SDG targets. Safaricom Foundation focus areas and beneficiaries Focus Area FY18 FY17 FY16 % spend # ben.* % spend # ben.* % spend # ben.* Disaster Response 1.3% 300 3% 1,500 24% 76,255 Education 28% 46,076 33% 43,622 0% - Environment 2% 72,500 0% - 2% 1,000 Health 24% 245,507 21% 140,768 22% 172,898 Water 9% 64,150 5% 47,000 N/A 40,500 Other † 36% 38% 52% * Number of beneficiaries (individual people benefiting from programmes in the related focus areas) † This category includes spend on areas such as Technology for Good, arts and culture, and pass on grants. S D G 9 S D G 3 S D G 4 S D G 8 Please refer to the Safaricom Foundation website at for more detailed information. Computer labs for primary schools The 47-in-1 initiative is our programme to roll out computer labs to at least one primary school in every county in Kenya. Computer labs are a proven way of providing students with access to digital learning environments and tools. The computers in each lab are preinstalled with learning software customised to the school syllabus and training is facilitated to ensure sustainability of the project once handed over to the community. To date, we have deployed 17 labs and our target is to launch another 20 labs by the end of FY19. Chapa Dimba na Safaricom The Chapa Dimba na Safaricom Football Tournament aims to recruit young talented footballers, aged between 16 and 20 years old, to play in a national tournament, showcase their talent, and enjoy an opportunity to earn from their passion by winning the overall prize money worth KES 1 million and an international training camp opportunity. Over 1,600 teams from across the country registered for the first season, which saw Kapenguria Heroes from Rift Valley and Plateau Queens from Nyanza emerge as champions during the national finals held at the Bukhungu stadium in Kakamega. Thirteen players from the first season were called up to the national under 20 team while another six have been snatched up by various Kenya Premier League clubs. A container constructed from prefabricated recycled (‘green’) materials, fully equipped with a solar-powered server and 10 solar-powered computers. Pictured, from left: Nick Mwendwa, Football Federation Kenya President; Bob Collymore, Safaricom CEO; and Victor Wanyama, Captain of the Harambee Stars and Tottenham Hotspurs midfielder.