What we do for our communities
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected our communities in different ways and we want to do everything we can to support where we can. We are therefore implementing a range of measures to support our communities in promoting their health and well-being. We believe that everyone has a part to play in the fight against Covid-19, and we have to do our part. Part of our strategy is to also partner with like-minded organizations and stakeholders in providing intervention in areas of need.
'Bamburi Cares' staff video campaign to remind everyone to celebrate the holidays safely
2020 was a pretty tough year for everyone due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and as a business we have been committed to doing everything possible to safeguard the heath and safety of our own and others.
During the Christmas and end-of-year holiday season of 2020, our staff produced an engaging video campaign dubbed 'Bamburi Cares' to urge everyone (the general public) to be safe during the holidays, as we also reflect on what we had to do in 2020 to protect our employees, customers and visitors in our operations, and ease the pain of our communities, partners and healthcase workers during the pandemic.
The main video captures the journey we have walked in 2020, with warm holiday wishes to everyone, cautioning them to continue to observe the Covid-19 prevention guidelines to safeguard themselves from the disease so we can look forward to 2021.
Click Here to see the main video.
Various members of staff also did teaser messages sending warm holiday wishes, because #BamburiCares
Click Here to see the videos on our Bamburi Youtube channel
Donation to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to five counties
Bamburi Cement donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kit to Machakos, Kajiado, Mombasa, Kilit and Kwale counties in a bid to boost their fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
The PPE kit contained N95 face masks, surgical gloves, coveralls, googles, face shields, and shoe covers; some of the most essential items required by healthcare workers treating Covid-19 patients.
The donation benefited a total of 11 health facilities and Rapid Response teams across the five counties including Machakos County Referral Hospital, Coast General Hospital, Kajiado County Hospital, Kwale County Hospital and Kilifi County Hospital. Sub County dispensaries also targeted from the donations included Mlalewa Dispensary (Mombasa), Shanzu Dispenary, Athi River Dispensary, Kitengela Dispensary and Vipingo Dispensary.
Donation to the Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund
Bamburi Cement donated KES 5 million to the Kenya Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund, which was set up by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta to mobilize resources to support the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The main purpose of the fund is to mobilize resources for emergency response towards containing the spread, effect and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
More information available on our press releases.
Support in hygiene
Hygiene measures like frequent handwashing with soap and water, sanitizing (using alcohol-based hand sanitizers), wearing of appropriate PPE (Personal Pretective Equipment) like face masks and gloves, have been identified as some of the key measures to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 disease and contain the pandemic.
We are therefore donating water tanks, soap, masks and hand sanitizers to various communities around our operations in Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Machakos and Kajiado. The water tanks are being used in hand-washing stations in public areas where community members often visit, to maintain the required level of hygiene. We are also donating face masks to these community members to enhance their protection.
We are also donating face masks and hand sanitizers to our customers and transporters drivers and our contracted staff.
Handing over water tanks and face masks presented to the Athi River Health Centre in Mavoko, Machakos County. They were received by Robert Kilonzo, the Team Leader, Rapid Response Team, Mavoko Sub County - Ministry of Health, joined by other health officers from the Public Health Office and the clinic. The items are benefiting the medical practitioners and members of the public visiting the health centre.
Handing over donations of water tanks and face masks to the Ngurunga Chief Mr Wilson Kaloi, who was accompanied by the Assistant Chief and other community leaders - for use by the community.
Water tanks and face masks are received by Assistant County Commissioner, Matuga, Mr Robert Shunet. WAA ward (Matuga) Member of the County Assembly (MCA) Hon Mwinyi Mwasera receives others, while others are handed over to the Denyenye community.
Supporting our teams
We are also supporting our contracted staff with care packs containing face masks and hand sanitizers, to protect themselves.
Over 4,000 of our customer and transporter drivers have received face masks and sanitizers as they visited our plants.
Empowering our partners by providing key information on prevention
We recognize that information is power, and that when our partners, staff and community members possess accurate and important information about Covid-19, they are able to protect themselves and their families better. They are also able to remain resilient and protect their mental health.
Webinars to share information
We continue to hold Webinars sessions hosted by experts to make sure our customers and contracted workers and their families (in addition to our employees and their families) remain well informed to maeuver the economic, social and health hurdles posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
These have been appreciated by the different participants.
We also continue to share accurate information in the form of e-banners, posters, fliers and brochures to our different stakeholders like drivers, customers etc - in both English and Swahili.
More of these e-banners are available on request.
Donations of food stuff
Some of our community members are in need a of a helping hand, where access to food supplies might be a challenge, one way or another.
One of these donations were to the National Police to continue to carry out their important duties of keeping peace and enforcing government measures on Covid-19 prevention.