CSR: Placement Service Staff Race to Help Eradicate Avoidable Blindness

NAIROBI, October 30, 2016

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service staff on Sunday joined thousands of Nairobi residents for the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon 2016.

The marathon, which is in its 14th year, is a platform for promoting awareness and raising funds for the eradication of avoidable blindness among children under the age of 15 years. The run presented a good opportunity to the Placement Service to discharge its corporate social responsibility (CSR).

As a good corporate citizen, the Placement Service continues to support initiatives that are geared towards improving the welfare of the disadvantaged in the society. This is in line with the Placement Service policy of affirmative action, which promotes the welfare of the disadvantaged sections of the society, including the visually impaired.

For the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon 2016, eight members of staff were registered to take part in the 10km and 21km races. Seven of them successfully finished the races in which they had been registered. 

Organisers expected 30,000 participants, with a target of raising KSh 75 million. In 2015, the marathon attracted more than 21,000 participants and Ksh 40 million was raised towards the cause, according to the Standard Chartered Bank.