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Faulu Bank to distribute 10,000 masks to schools in Kajiado

The move is part of an initiative by the bank aimed at supporting efforts to contain the further spread of Covid-19

By Our Reporter

Schools in Kajiado County are set to benefit from 10,000 face masks as way of combating the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The masks are distributed by Faulu Microfinance Bank as part of their sensitisation campaign aimed at supporting learning in a safe environment amid the continued threat posed by the virus.

“Working closely with the counties, this campaign is part of our ongoing initiatives as a bank to support efforts to contain the further spread of Covid-19. We are also keen on promoting a safe learning environment for our children,” says Mr Apollo Njoroge, the managing director and CEO of Faulu Microfinance Bank.

Mr Njoroge made the remarks in Kajiado, when the bank launched the sensitization campaign. He added that added that the impact of the pandemic is still being felt hence the need for concerted action, at individual level, to prevent the further spread of the virus.

Officials from the bank were hosted by Moshisho Martine, the deputy governor of Kajiado County, who hailed the gesture by Faulu Bank saying it would boost efforts to curb infections as schooling gradually resumes across the country.

“With limited resources, schools face a unique challenge in ensuring that learners adhere to health protocols despite close physical interaction. We thank Faulu for providing thousands of our young learners with face masks as this will help ensure a safe learning environment for our children,” said Mr. Moshisho.

In this campaign Faulu Bank plans to partner with at least twenty counties to provide over 150,000 masks to 150 primary schools across the country. Apart from Kajiado, other counties targeted in this initiative include Bungoma, Nyeri, Nakuru, Homabay, Mombasa and Nairobi counties among others.

Faulu will also collaborate with the counties to conduct roadshows targeting the general public and distribute posters and fliers from the Ministry of Health with information on Covid-19. The Bank will also work with the counties to promote awareness among business owners and youth.

So far there are close to 100,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 infections in Kenya, including 82,700 recoveries. There have been 1,739 deaths so far.

Faulu Microfinance Bank, a subsidiary of the UAP Old Mutual Group, is one of Kenya’s fastest growing banks with a network of over 60 outlets and over 1000 employees.

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