Reputation Through Exemplary Performance
English Press continues to play an active role in promoting various social and environmental projects in the community, with most of our efforts going into supporting the education of underprivileged youth in Kenya. Some examples of our current CSR projects include:
1. Nairobi Greenline Project
The Nairobi Greenline is a 35-million project organised by the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) that invites industries, conservationists, corporate organisations and the public to join the Nairobi Greenline campaign to grow 250,000 trees to protect the Nairobi National Park from pollution, encroachment and human/wildlife conflict. On-going since 2010, English Press annually donates 2,500 seedlings and offers the manpower to plant them.
2. Rhino Charge
For over 22 years, the Kenyan conservation charity Rhino Ark has been mobilising the public to raise funds for the building and maintenance of an electrified fence that encircles nearly 400kms of the Aberdare ecosystem. They do this through an annual off-road motorsport competition known as Rhino Charge, currently raising over 70 million towards the fence, which is a vital management tool for ensuring the ecosystem's long-term integrity. English Press continues to donate to this crucial cause every year.
1. Lions Sight First Eye Hospital
The Lions Eye Camp is an annual event aimed at conducting 6000 free eye cataract operations and targets people living in rural areas. The camp is inclusive of food and accommodation for three days and also offers patients one month's supply of medication as well as free follow-ups.
English Press gives its financial support every year to this event while contributing to the Sight for Kids Program as well. Through such support, the hospital was able to purchase a green laser machine that is vital for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy.
2. Bosco Boys
Bosco Boys is a project that rehabilitates street boys between the ages of 10 and 18 by providing them with primary and secondary education or technical training. English Press has been part of this project since 2005, continuously sponsoring secondary school students every year.
3. Starehe Girls' Centre
Starehe Girls' Centre is a charitable institution, incorporating a national High School and a Skills Training programme for girls. English Press has been very supportive of Starehe Girls' fund raising events. On 20th March 2010, we contributed to their charity dinner hosted by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco. We have actively participated in their Annual Charity Walk since 2006 and continue to do so, to help raise funds for a wide variety of projects.
4. Biblica Kenya [Formerly International Bible Society]
Biblica Kenya provides God's Word through translation, publishing and Bible Engagement so that people's lives are transformed through a relationship with Jesus. English Press donated to an important fundraiser Biblica Kenya held to raise funds in support of local language translations.
5. Kenya Orphan Project [KOP]
KOP was started in 2001 by three medical students who wished to combat the increasing poverty and HIV/AIDS problems faced in Kenya. It has been involved in the establishment of a hospital, health clinic, a primary and secondary school, two community feeding centres and a rehabilitation centre for street children. KOP relies heavily on fundraising by many UK Medical Schools to allow them to continue the amazing work they do. Through monetary contributions such as their fundraiser held in June-July 2011, English Press is able to support them in this worthy cause.
6. Chinmaya Mission Seva Trust
Driven to help empower the communities that surround us, in October 2007 English Press contributed towards the construction of Chinmaya Centre of Knowledge in Nairobi.
7. Patient Welfare Donation
Quality medical provisions are hard to come by for many community members, through participating in fund raisers such as Aga Khan's Patient Welfare project, English Press is able to contribute to sustaining healthy lives in communities.
8. Food Lorry for School Children
English Press supported Friends of Incas Food Donation Initiative that fed 70 schools in Kitui in March 2009. Severe famine had crippled learning in the area and school attendance had dropped to almost zero as children were unable to walk the long distances to school due to hunger. Students were given morning cups of Amaranth Uji and Ugali for lunch to motivate them and guarantee that they attended class and that effective learning took place.