KCB Foundation partners with the East African Portland Cement Company
KCB Foundation on 27 May signed a strategic partnership agreement with East African Portland Cement Company Ltd (EAPCC), that will see youth beneficiaries from the ongoing 2jiajiri programmes benefit from internship opportunities from EAPCC.
KCB Foundation through its “Formalising the Informal Sector – skilling for self-employment” initiative and EAPCC have agreed to pool resources, skills and experiences of both organisations to enable youth and entrepreneurs in small informal businesses in poor urban and rural communities to start and grow their business.
Jane Mwangi, KCB Foundation Director said, “We at KCB Foundation are working to get more partners into the 2jiajiri programme which will help in the funding of more people to training schools across the country.”
The 2jiajiri program seeks to help local youth to transform their micro-entrepreneurship projects into small and medium-scale employers.
She noted that KCB Foundation is a strategic and reliable partner in promoting the country’s developmental agenda. There exists a large appetite among the youth for accessing the foundation of technical skills and financial resources that is needed to sustain a viable enterprise or function effectively in the labour market.
Kephar Tande, MD, East Africa Portland Cement Ltd said, “As a company we are committed to pushing forward the country’s developmental agenda by empowering the youth and facilitating avenues where they get equipped to become self-reliant.
He added that EAPCC will provide internships opportunities as well as encompassing the beneficiaries of 2jiajiri programs within masonry, building electricals and plumbing in their distributorship network.