The Commission for University Education is concerned about creating a sense of goodwill between the organization and its internal and external publics.
Our engagement in corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been borne out of the realization we must integrate social and environmental concerns into our business operations in order to remain relevant to not only our employees and their families, but also to our customers, local community, partners and the society at large.
Plant a tree – save a life
This is how we do it: Mary Oyolla Head of Internal Audit plants a tree in style when CHE staff joined other Kenyans in observing World Environment Day on 5th June. The event which was put together by the CHE Staff Welfare Fund, was presided over by the DCS (PAF), Mr. Joel Mberia who urged members to plant trees to save future generations from extinction and the earth from becoming a desert.
CSR is not merely donations, but it signifies a commitment to behave ethically and to contribute to the economic development of the quality of life of the workforce and their families and of the community around us.
As we embark on our CSR initiatives we integrate the business operations and values whereby the interests of all stakeholders, including employees, partners and the community are reflected in our policies and actions.
In line with our commitment to improve the wellbeing of our staff and their families the Commission established a Staff Welfare Fund which caters for marriage, bereavement and offers loans to staff to cater for their needs.
The CSR programme is anchored on our continuing commitment to improve the quality of life of the less fortunate members of society. As part of its commitment to CSR, the Commission visited a Home for Aged – Nyumba ya Wazee in October 2009 and a home for orphaned children where they spent time with the people there and offered material and financial support. Other initiatives that employees of the Commission have engaged in include visits donation of foodstuff and blankets to Estel Childrens’ Home in Kayole in November 2011 and a visit to a Nairobi Hospice for terminally ill patients.
Each year the Commission joins hands with the rest of the world in making a contribution towards environmental conservation to commemorate World Environment Day.