The Victoria Commercial Bank Charitable Trust was incorporated in 2011 to coordinate Victoria Commercial Bank Corporate Social responsibility activities. Some of the notable CSR activities undertaken in the recent past include:
Fighting against Diabetes in Kenya
To complement the efforts of the Government of Kenya in the treatment of Diabetes, the trust has partnered with Jalaram Medical Services, an NGO with a fully established medical center and 3 Clinics, to fund the treatment of both children and adults with diabetes
Young Jains Cerebral Palsy Project
The Victoria Commercial Bank Charitable Trust has pledged to support a project which will see Young Jains build a world class center that will accommodate 200 children. Young Jains require KShs 16.5 Million to support the project for the next 3 years. They currently have 75 children in their care, up from the initial 22, for which they require Kshs 100,000 per child annually.
Highridge Primary School Infrastructure Improvement
Highridge Primary School is one of the oldest schools in Nairobi being built in the 1950’s. The schools’ main infrastructure is in dire need of renovation and the Victoria Commercial Bank Charitable Trust chose to contribute towards the refurbishment of the kitchen and dining hall, installation of economy jikos and the provision of utensils. The Lions Club of Huru complement the trusts efforts by sponsoring the feeding program.
Mentenda is a transformative mentorship and role modelling initiative that brings various partners to nurture and mentor boys between the ages 14 – 25 years to become confident and responsible men, while unlocking their potential to become leaders in their spaces of influence. The VCB Trust has sponsored this mentorship program in partnership with KCDF.
The Dignitas project has been providing leadership training, professional development and support to teachers working in community-based schools in Mathare as well as providing learning material and food. Dignitas has now embarked on a project to build and equip a computer lab, which the Victoria Commercial Bank Charitable Trust has committed to support.
Other CSR activities
The Victoria Commercial Bank Charitable Trust strives to maintain diversity in our CSR activities hence we have engaged in various other activities such as: