Lawrence Muiga-Director of Marketing Services The Mater Hospital (L) Receives a sponsorship cheque of Ksh. 100,000 from Toyota Kenya’s After Sales General Manager Mr. Theuns Van Rensburg (R)
Toyota Kenya has been supporting the Mater Heart Run for the last 5 years. The Run organized by Mater Hospital is meant to raise funds towards providing heart surgery to needy children from all over Kenya. The funds are used directly in surgery as well as in the screening and education campaigns on Rheumatic Heart Disease in different counties.
This year’s Mater Heart Run is scheduled for Saturday, May 25th 2013 at Nyayo Stadium at 7am (10km) and at Mombasa sports club (Mombasa) starting 8:30am (8 km). Toyota Kenya’s staff will also participate in the run to support this noble cause.
Toyota Kenya’s Human Resource Manager (back right) hands over the sponsorship cheque to Sarakasi Trust representatives Marion van Dijck - Director –Sarakasi Trust (back left), Fernande Verwiel - Field manager-Sarakasi Trust Hospital Project, Kenneth Wendo Project manager - Sarakasi Trust Hospital Project (back centre)
Toyota Kenya Limited has given support to Sarakasi Trust Hospital Project activities at Kenyatta National Hospital. With joint effort of Toyota and Sarakasi, the programme aims to reach out to hospitalized and chronically ill children to help them cope positively with the pain of their illness, reduce the stigma associated with their situation and ensuring they undergo the healing process with a smile on their face. The healing process is facilitated by clowning, interactive games, arts (painting, drawing, puppetry, singing, dancing, reading and storytelling) and educative activities.
Toyota Kenya staff will also join the Sarakasi team at the Kenyatta hospital once in a while to support in this program.
Toyota Kenya donated a vehicle to The Kenya Rugby Union at a function held at our showroom on Thursday 10th January, 2013 in Nairobi. The vehicle is meant to ease the logistical challenges faced by the Kenya Sevens team technical bench.
Present during the presentation was Toyota Kenya MD Naoki Takeuchi and Chairman Dennis Awori who said Toyota Kenya is committed to supporting rugby in Kenya and praised the performance of the Kenya Sevens Rugby team.
He went on to speak about the Toyota Academy, saying, we have been supporting the Toyota Academy which culminates in the Kenya U-19 team. We are proud that this partnership with the Academy has resulted in players graduating and making the national team. Kenya Sevens has brought a lot of accolades to the country and our challenge to the KRU is to raise the standards of the Kenya Fifteens team so that their performance on the world stage can match that of the sevens side."
KRU Chairman Mwangi Muthee, while accepting the donation thanked Toyota Kenya for their generosity, saying, “Toyota is the worlds most successful vehicle manufacturer. There must be something you are doing right. Locally, Toyota is the leading vehicle brand and the Kenya Sevens team aspires to be like you. We want to become the best in the world, we want to be world champions and we are working towards that.KRU and Toyota go way back. The current Toyota Kenya Chairman is a former KRU Chairman and his exploits as a national sevens team player are well documented at the Union. He was instrumental in pioneering the world famous Watembezi Pacesetters, the mother of the Kenya Sevens team."
He added, "The Toyota Academy program which culminates into the Kenya U-19 is a landmark. Indeed 60% of the current Kenya Sevens players are graduates of this academy. The KRU intends to extend the academy concept to the sub unions. The Government of Kenya has donated some land at Kasarani where the Toyota Academy can have a permanent home."
Also in attendance at the function were Toyota Kenya Sales & Marketing GM Ali Swaleh, KRU Secretary General and acting CEO Jack Okoth, Kenya Sevens Team Manager Steve Sewe, Strength and Conditioning Coach Chris Brown and Team Captain Andrew Amonde.
Mr. Naoki Takeuchi MD Toyota Kenya hands over a Kshs 600,000 donation to Ms Ruth Okowa National Director SOS Children Villages
Toyota Kenya handed over a Kshs 600,000 donation SOS Children Villages. This donation was in support of the SOS Children’s Villages mission to provide a safe home for hundreds of orphaned children in the country and where Toyota Kenya has adopted a house.
While presenting the cheque Toyota Kenya MD Mr. Naoki Takeuchi commended SOS children villages for the good work they are doing in the society.
Toyota Kenya has been a key partner to the progressive development of the SOS children’s Villages since 2010 as part of its comprehensive CSR program. Each year Toyota Kenya has also invited the SOS primary School to participate in the celebrated Dream Car Art Contest and has also in the past contributed generously to the school library and the development of many other key amenities at the SOS Children’s Villages.
Toyota Kenya has sponsored the 2012 Mater Heart Run. This is the 5th year in a row that TKEN has sponsored this noble programme that was started in 2004 with an aim of assisting children from families who cannot afford the cost of cardiac surgery.
While presenting the cheque Toyota Kenya Managing Director Mr. Naoki Takeuchi commended Mater Hospital for the good job they are doing and assured them of Toyota Kenya's support.
Toyota Kenya MD Mr. Naoki Takeuchi (Left) presenting TKEN's Contribution to Mr. Lawrence Muiga (Centre) The Director of Marketing Services at Mater Hospital, Looking on is Mater Hospital Procurement & Supply Chain Manager Mr. James Kaloki (Right).