CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Prime Bank sponsored 3,333 orphaned and vulnerable girls with a full year’s supply of sanitary towels, undergarments and health education to, mark the 10th Anniversary of the Freedom for Girls Sanitary Towel Project.
In its flagship Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects – Freedom for Girls, the Bank donated KShs. 1.5 million towards ensuring girls do not miss school during their monthly cycle.
Since its inception, Prime Bank has so far donated KShs. 10.5 million hence ensuring 24,444 girls are guaranteed full year’s supply of sanitary towels and undergarments.
Speaking during the event held at the Park Inn by Radisson, Westlands, Chief Guest, US Ambassador to Kenya H.E Robert Godec hailed Prime Bank for the decade-long commitment to HEART.
“Enabling girls get education not only improves their respective families but ensures between 15 to 20 percent wealth iis created in societies they live in” he added.
Also speaking during the event, founder, President, and Executive Director of HEART Foundation, Ms. Vickie Winkler said over 900,000 girls lose 4 to 5 days of school every year during their monthly cycle; this is approximately 60 days of learning each year.
“In celebrating the 10th Anniversary, we are indeed proud that the project has been able to reach out to over 221,679 girl thanks to the continued sponsorship from Prime Bank,” added Ms. Winkler.
Managing Director Bharat Jani said to ensure sustainability of the project, the Bank will sponsor the project come next year.
“As we celebrate 10 years of our partnership with HEART, we remain committed to the cause to ensure the project’s sustainability” he added.
During the festive season, Prime Bank interacted and shared special moments with the children through various activities including singing and dancing and sharing a meal in a true reflection of the Bank’s spirit of caring for the communities in which we operate in.
The staff, led by Managing Director Mr. Bharat Jani, shared a cake and served lunch to the children to celebrate the festive season.
This year, Nyumbani Home celebrated its 25th Anniversary. Prime Bank donated KShs.500,000 in support of the home’s Silver Jubilee celebrations.
In May, Prime Bank sponsored over 2000 orphaned and vulnerable girls with a full year’s supply of sanitary towels, undergarments and health education
In its flagship Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project – Freedom for Girls, the bank donated KSh 1 million towards ensuring girls do not miss school during their monthly cycle.
Freedom for Girls (FFG) is a sanitary towel project that was initiated and formed in the year 2006 by Rotary District 9212, Lions Multiple District 411A and Health Education Africa Resource Team (HEART) as the implementing partner. The objective of the project is to ensure vulnerable adolescent girls are provided with a year’s supply of sanitary towels (12 packets), 4 pairs of undergarments, hygiene and HIV prevention education.
Prime Bank partnered with KGU, JGF, and Visa to bring you the first ever golf card in Kenya – the Prime Visa Golf Card.
This unique concept of a core-banded Visa golf card is geared towards developing talent and making golf courses accessible to the youth.
This golf credit card has a twin effect in that it is specifically designed to enable golfers to enjoy a wide range of benefits on and off the course at the same time making funds available for JGF.
For each golfer who signs up for the card, Prime Bank is donating KSh 2,000 to JGF.
In December, Prime Bank handed over KSH. 500,000 to JGF through the initiative.
As part of the Bank’s effort to improve education in the country, Prime Bank in February donated KES 500,000 to Adventist University of Africa towards the construction of the Health Sciences Building.
The Kenya Society of Endoscopic Specialties (KESES) hosted the 3rd African Conference of International Society for Gynecological Endoscopy on 23th – 26th August. The conference was attended by leading Hysteroscopists and Laparoscopists from across the world.
The conference provided an excellent avenue for medical practitioners and students, nurses, theatre staff and consultants an opportunity to share skills and knowledge with the world leading practitioners. Prime Bank, through the Chairman Dr. Rasik Kantaria, donated KSh. 200,000 to ensure the success of the conference. First Lady of the Republic of Kenya Margaret Kenyatta presided over the official opening of the conference.
The Nairobi Hospice held their Golf Tournament at the Karen Country Club in May 2015 to raise funds to offer palliative care to its patients. In support of their work to care for patients and their families, Prime Bank sponsored the event.
On 21st June, Kenya joined the rest of the world in marking the first ever United Nations International Yoga Day, organized by the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh. The event aimed to provide a platform to Kenyans to celebrate, practice and promote Yoga – the 5000- year –old physical, mental and spiritual practice of holistic approach to health and well-being and also create awareness about Yoga International Day. Prime Bank, through its philanthropic Chairman Dr. Rasik Kantaria, sponsored the event with a donation of KSh. 300,000.
The 24th edition of the Oshwal Games was held in Thika over the Easter weekend with over 500 participants taking part in 11 sporting disciplines. The Games were organized and hosted under Visa Oshwal Community, Thika. Prime Bank was the Gold Sponsor of the event.
The third edition of the First Lady Half Marathon (FLHM) was held on 6th March 2016 at the Nyayo stadium with the First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta, leading runners in 21km stretch. Prime Bank staff joined more than 50,000 participants in the 21km and 10km races.
Since its launch in 2014, the FLHM has had over 100,000 participants who have helped raise awareness of the Beyond Zero Campaign which seeks to improve maternal, neo-natal and child health- including HIV prevention, treatment and care.
Dr. Manoj Shah (left) shows Dr. Rasik Kantaria an Electrocardiogram which helps in checking for problems with the electrical activity of the heart.
Dr. Kantaria with grandson Aaryan and wife Ushaben Kantaria cuts the tape to officially open the state-of-the art cardiac centre.
The Catheterization Laboratory located on the 4th floor of MP Shah Hospital.
Dr. Kantaria presents the cheque to MP Shah Hospital Board of Directors.