4 CSR AND NON-FINANCIAL INFORMATION - Working responsibly and with integrity
Faraja Cancer Support and KenolKobil Education Scholarship fund Strong commitments in Kenya
part in a toy drive for patients and the end- of-year party for the Craft for Cure program, attended by some 400 children, was financed by the subsidiary.
Faraja Cancer Support was founded in 2010 with the aim of providing practical, emotional and therapeutic support to people with cancer as well as their friends and family. Faraja provides a complement to medical treatment through free additional therapies, support groups, art and music (Craft for Cure program) and medical and food support for children with cancer at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi. The association offers a safe space to patients, giving them access to free services and enabling them to have a positive influence on the pathways of over 5,000 patients with cancer. In 2019, KenolKobil organized a meeting with the association to raise awareness of cancer among its teams and introduce the association internally. Local employees took
To streamline its societal initiatives in Kenya, KenolKobil has set up a CSR Committee comprising several employees in order to develop and set up a coherent procedure that meets local needs. At the same time as the support provided to Faraja Cancer Support, another societal project focusing on education will be launched in 2020. The KenolKobil Education Scholarship fund, which is fully suppor ted by the subsidiary and its teams, provides financing for secondary and university level students from disadvantaged areas in the city, coupled with sponsorship sessions, internships and potential employment to students interested in the energy sector.
Toamasina Primary School A school built and supported by Galana for children from local areas near depots in Toamasina, Madagascar Education is the cornerstone of a country’s development, yet more than 1.5 million children in Madagascar do not attend school or drop out after the first 3 years. School enrollment was just 39% in local areas near the Galana depots in Toamasina. As a civic- minded company, Galana decided to take action at grassroots level and to make a contribution to children’s education with a long-term vision: providing children in disadvantaged areas with education, enabling them to become responsible men and women and stakeholders in the development of Madagascar.
“In 2019, we set up an IT room with 10 computers and a library. We have noticed that teaching additional subjects such as English, the environment, health, hygiene, values and drama lessons boosts student motivation. We will continue to supplement our initiatives to give each student what they need to progress.” Ruma Sungkur Headmistress Toamasina Primary School
BUILT BY GALANA, TOAMASINA PRIMARY SCHOOL GIVES ACCESS TO QUALITY EDUCATION TO THE 275 CHILDREN ENROLLED.