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At Guaranty Trust Bank, we believe in growing a business and sustain the value of our business by what we give to our host communities. This is where Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) stands as a key component of the Bank’s Strategy and business activities.

The goal of the Bank’s CSR is to embrace responsibility and encourage positive impact through the Bank’s activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all other members of the public, through coloring the lives around us.

We believe improving lives of the less privileged is not the sole responsibility of Government and have undertaken numerous social responsibility endeavors since our inception as part of an ardent pact to provide value and opportunities to the people in the communities in which we operate.

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  • RESCUE DADA CENTER - Donation of Dining and Classroom Furniture and Stationery

    Rescue Dada Center is a girls' rehabilitation center, located off Park Road in Nairobi County. The Center was established in 1992 with the aim of fulfilling the rights of street children living in Nairobi. The Center carries out an annual program that focuses on protecting and empowering street girls and thereafter reintegrating them back into the community. Each year, the Center admits a maximum of 70 girls ranging between 5 to 16 years for the rehabilitation program. On 13th March 2020, the GTBank Family represented by 15 members of staff visited the home, for a donation exercise that saw the Bank make a face-lift to the institution's Early Childhood Development (ECD) classroom and common dinning room, with brand new customized furniture. The donation project aimed at improving the quality of life and education of the girls as they undergo the program. The Bank also donated stationery and clothes and shoes that were donated by compassionate members of staff. On this day, staff were engaged in several activities with the girls including; entertainment presentations, mentorship sessions and finally sharing of snacks before they called it a day. It was a day well spent.
  • KERARAPON PRIMARY SCHOOL – Computer Donation

    Kerarapon Primary School is a Public Primary school located in Oloolua Constituency, Kajiado North Location. It is a public, mixed, day school, with an average of about 483 pupils. On 19th March, 2019 the Bank donated 20 computers to the school, with the aim of contributing to the quality of education of the pupils at the school. The Ceremony was attended by Ms. Hellen Pundo – Kajiado North Sub County Education Officer Mr. Rufas Nganga – Kerarapon Community Development Chairman, Mr. Joseph Langat Kerarapon School BOM Chairman, Rev. Elias Maguhu PCEA Church Kerarapon Primary School Sponsor, students and staff from Kerarapon Primary school and Staff from GTBank.

    Compassionate Hands for the Disabled Foundation (CHDF) is a non-governmental organization that was started in 2008, to rehabilitate children with physical and mental disability who have been neglected, abandoned or mistreated by family members due to their circumstance. The institution located in Ruai, Nairobi has to date rescued a total of 134 children and integrated 21 children back to the community. On 29th June 2019, the GTBank Family represented by 15 members of staff visited the home with donations comprising of wheelchairs, commode chairs, standing frames and exercise balls; all necessary equipment for the children’s rehabilitation to better health and living. The Bank also donated several bags of dry foodstuff including sugar, rice and flour. It was a great day where the GTBank family participated in various activities including preparation of a meal for the children, feeding the children, entertainment and cleaning activities.
  • KERARAPON PRIMARY SCHOOL – Computer Lab infrastructure

    On 26th June 2019, we officially launched the fully fledged Kerarapon Primary School Computer Lab. The Bank began the project of improving the quality of education for the pupils at Kerarapon Primary School by donating 20 computers to the school in March 2019, and following through with the completion of a fully equipped lab with new computer desks, chairs and proper electrical wiring. The slightly over 480 pupils are now enjoying their computer learning experience. During the launch, GTBank staff took a few students through a class of basic computer knowledge. It was evident from the excitement in the children’s faces, that indeed a difference had been made in their lives, for their future.|

    Bishop Opera Luigi Locati Children's Home is located off Kamiti Road, next to Madre Teresa Catholic Church in Zimmerman. The home has approximately 35 children ranging between the ages 3 to 18. The home designed to promote education and support the rehabilitation and reintegration of orphans and vulnerable children to the society. The Bank renovated the boys dormitory, forming part of the 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. The project involved repairing the damaged dormitory floors and the washrooms, sealing off a wall that exposed the children to harm, fixing the lighting system and installing windows for better ventilation and lighting, all in order to give these less fortunate children a habitable place to call home. The official handover ceremony took place on 21st September 2019. 20 members of staff visited the home on this day for the ceremony, and engaged in several activities including prayer, song & dance and a feast with the children and their careres.

    Imani Children’s home was founded in 1992 and has grown from a home of 20 children to an institution catering for an average of 300 children who are managed in Imani 6 homes. The main Imani Centre is located in Kayole, Nairobi. On 4th August, the GTBank Family represented by 10 members of staff visited the home with donations comprising of foodstuff, toiletries and clothes from staff and the Bank. Further to this, a sponsorship amounting to Kes 61,500/= was presented to the home, in support of the walk from Nairobi to Meru that was aimed at raising funds for an ongoing project in Malindi. The project provides an exit strategy for our abled-differently children who for various reasons did not get the opportunity to exit the Centre through either adoption, family re-integration or foster care. It was a great day where staff interacted with the children and engaged in activities including feeding the children aged between 0 and 3 years and helping with laundry work. We called it a day with a meal courtesy of the home.

    Nairobi Hospice is a registered charitable organization that was established in 1988. With the mission to provide quality palliative care services, caregiver support and education, the organization provides care for patients facing life limiting illness and provide care giver support and education. For several years, we have supported different initiatives at the Hospice, as our mandate of giving back to the communities in which we operate. In 2018, we sponsored the Patients and Staff Christmas Party held at their premises in Nairobi, off Elgeyo Marakwet Road. To the Tune of Kes 148,000 we provided food and drinks for the party. GTBank Staff filled with the spirit of giving and adorned with Christmas cheer started the day early at the Hospice, cooking and preparing for the party on the D-day 8Th December 2018. Thereafter, was feasting, dancing and celebration. It was a joyful day, where we also donated Christmas packages to the patients and their families, containing food stuff and toiletries. Indeed in line with the Hospice motto, we did contribute to putting life into their days, and not just days into their Lives.

    The Home founded in the 80s, is located in Naromoru, Kenya. The home provides quality orthopaedic services and appliances, in addition to physiotherapy and occupational services. These services are provided to give children and people with disability, dignity and a chance for a better future, to improve their living conditions and make them more self sufficient. In February 2018, GTBank Kenya, represented by the Nanyuki Branch Team visited the home and donated non-perishable food items, cooking oil, raising flour and maize flour. The members of staff then spent a joyful and interactive day with the children. The sister in charge of the home Sr. Nichele Antonia, expressed gratitude with the encouraging words “It comes a time when we feel like giving but don’t always know how to – well, if you can’t help everybody, help somebody.”

    The Holy Ghost Cathedral is the main place of Catholic worship in the city Mombasa, the seat of the Bishop of the Archdiocese of Mombasa. The church was completed in 1923, which means the church has actually been in existence for about 94 years. This called for extensive repairs given the wear and tear over the years. Given this, a walk to raise fund for the renovation was organized by a committee formed by the church. GTBank Mombasa staff represented the Bank at the walk. The Bank donated 150,000/- to this worthy cause.

    On 8th December 2016, a team from GTBank represented by 16 members from different departments, embarked on mission to make the 2016 Christmas a memorable one, at the Nairobi Hospice, located on Elgeyo Marakwet road. The Bank donated cash, foodstuff and utensils towards making the day a success. The team brought life to the event, having spent the morning preparing the sumptuous meal. Come lunch time, the team engaged in serving lunch to the delighted and eager patients and guests in attendance. This was followed by song and dance in celebration of the great day that many had looked forward to. The day came to a close with patients and their families receiving Christmas gift bags from GTBank, with an assortment of food supplies in acknowledgment of the true meaning of the season of giving.

    24th September 2016, marked the Nairobi Hospice Annual Charity Walk, within the Ngong Road Forest. GTBank joined other stakeholders for the 10KM walk as the main sponsors of the event, in which all proceeds went towards promoting and supporting acceptable, accessible and affordable quality palliative care for patients. Speaking during the launch, Eric Ochieng - Manager GTBank Financial Control emphasized the fact that this was a time to put life into the patients’ days and not days into their lives.

    The Kenya Museums Society has over the years worked towards promoting the Kenyan culture, history, prehistory and its people. The Bank partnered with KMS during the second phase of Joy Adamson Exhibition held at the National Museums of Kenya on the 1st of April 2016. This sponsorship was embodied as part of the Bank’s commitment to deepening the promotion of African art and culture both to the Local and International Community, Arts and Culture being one of our CSR pillars. Speaking during the official launch of the exhibition, the Head of Communication and External Affairs - GTBank Kenya, retaliated the Bank’s belief that art is an intricate part of African heritage and complete reflection of everything it means to be African; creative, beautiful, industrious and hopeful.

    Kenya Red Cross is one of the many International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement societies around the world. On February 26th 2016, the Bank supported the organization as main sponsors of the annual golf tournament that was held at the Karen Country Club, Nairobi. The Proceeds went towards activating the activities for the 2016 KRCS calendar; among them the Anti jigger campaign, the blood mobilization activation, health and social services and Disaster management.

    1st August, 2015 marked the first ever Royal Junior Academy charity walk in aid of a School bus. Royal Junior Academy is mixed day primary school located in Kizingo area of Mombasa County. GTBank supported the charity by donating t-shirts, umbrellas and other items key to facilitating the walk. Addressing parents and children during the official flag off ceremony, the GTBank Mombasa Branch Manager Saida Abeid affirmed the Banks commitment to mentoring the generation that impacts the ‘current focus frontier’ in Kenya and beyond. Touched by the gesture of love exemplified by the Bank, the School management commended the Bank for the support.

    Following a large fire that destroyed several houses belonging to the Prison workers on 7th May, 2015, the Bank donated mabati, timber, poles, nails, doors, cement, and door frames to help salvage the situation by building new houses. The Bank also separately donated Kes 60,000.00 to help renovate the kitchen. Other items donated included detergents, rakes, assorted toys, knitting fabric, bids, foodstuff, and toiletry. The sponsorship gave the Bank employees an opportunity to learn from the prisoners’ lives experiences.

    Located at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi Hospice was the first hospice to be opened in East Africa in 1990. The mission is to promote and support acceptable, accessible and affordable quality Palliative Care for individuals and families by creating networks of informed and empowered institutions in Kenya. The institution therefore supports patients and families facing life limiting illnesses especially cancer and HIV/AIDS. On 3rd December 2015, a team from GTBank represented by 17 members from different departments, embarked on a mission to "put life into the days of the patients, and not just days into their lives', by participating in making the 2015 Christmas, a memorable one at the Nairobi Hospice. The Bank donated cash, foodstuff and utensils. Representatives from the Bank were involved in a number of activities including cooking, serving, cleaning, singing and dancing. Addressing the congregation, The GTBank Group Head of Human Resource (EA) affirmed that the Bank was keen to support the less fortunate in society with special focus on Health. This was a joyous moment.

    On 2nd April 2015, gunmen stormed the Garissa University College in Garissa, Kenya, killing at least 148 people and more than 79 seriously injured. The gunmen held over 700 students hostage. Following the deadly attack, the Bank joined the affected families and donated water, milk, and bread. The donation was done in collaboration with Red Cross Kenya who acknowledged the support.

    On 11th April, 2015 a group of 37 trainees from the ongoing GTBank Training School visited the Mathari Hospital as part of giving back to the community. Mathari Hospital is a national referral hospital for Psychiatry and the main teaching psychiatric unit. The group, dubbed ‘Knights’ took part in a number of activities among them: cleaning of the facility, sweeping and slashing. They also donated foodstuff, water buckets, jembes and slashers. Apart from presentation of the donations, the team played and sang with patients whose creativity was marveling. The interaction with the patients and medics at the hospital was emotional but gave them an opportunity of hope and encouragement.

    On 25th April 2015, the Bank sponsored a free medical camp in Kawangware, one of the slums in Nairobi, Kenya. The sponsorship was in partnership with the Association of Nigerian Women in Kenya (ANWIK), customers of the Bank. The aim of the medical camp was to bring health services closer to the less fortunate in the society. This was in line with the CSR pillars of the Bank. Kawangware is a slum in Nairobi, about 15km west of the city centre, between Lavington and Dagoretti. The slum’s population is approximately 800,000 people with 65% being children and youths. The free medical camp sponsorship saw over 700 people receive medical attention from Nairobi City County and Kenyatta National Hospital medics. The medical camp offered comprehensive health service among them being curative, preventive, and referral.

    Nairobi Hospice cares for and supports patients and families facing life limiting illnesses especially cancer and HIV/AIDS, through the provision of Palliative Care. It is a registered charitable non–profit making organization that was established in 1988 and officially opened in February 1990. It was the first of its kind in East Africa. On 3rd December 2015, The GTBank team represented by 17 members of different departments, embarked on a mission to "put life into the days of the patients, and not just days into their lives', by participating in making the 2015 Christmas, a memorable one at the Nairobi Hospice. GTBank was well represented through donations in form of cash as well as foodstuff. In their festive cheer, the team arrived early on the D day to help prepare for the party. Teamwork was on high alert, chopping here, arranging there, stirring here and there, cleaning, chit chat and loads of laughter. The program took off through song, dance, poetry, fashion shows, story telling and finally the big feast. This was a day well spent. “Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” – Ruth Carter Stapleton