Corporate Social Responsibility
The Kenya Copyright Board staff donated assorted food stuffs and other items to the First Love Kenya Children’s Home in Karen.
This initiative was organised by the Employee Assistance Program as part of the Board’s Corporate Social Responsibility.
First Love Kenya was founded by Mr. Christopher Koki Okuna on 23rd September 2004 in Kibera slums. The initial process began by providing less fortunate children with lunch in the school. Okuna started the home as a way of giving back to the society since he was also brought up in a humble beginning. The home supports several schools within informal settlements in Nairobi including Raila School in Kibera Slum, Moonlight School in Dagoretti, Glory School, Star of Jesus Christ Orphanage in Kiambu and Little Lamb in Kijabe. The home is primarily funded by individuals from outside the country mostly in the United States.
Mr. Okuna believes on the motto; “If you can’t help everybody, help somebody”. The home is committed to assist the children from baby class through university. Currently, the home has 90 children from all over the country and it’s located at Karen C area in Nairobi. According to the director Mr. Okuna, the Children take a break during the month of December to visit their relatives as a way of ensuring that they maintain the family bond.
The home has also trained women from Kibera slums in tailoring who are later employed to work at the home to sew and repair school uniforms among other materials. The Director expressed a lot of gratitude to the Kenya Copyright Board for visiting them and he was hopeful that that was not the last visit by the board. Besides taking care of the less fortunate children, the home offers students studying social studies, nursing and community internship programs for a period of six months. Dr. Marisella Ouma, KECOBO Executive Director noted that the board is in the process of setting up Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.