In 2013 we are moving from a locally developed project to a Group project. Standard Chartered Kenya will be a beneficiary of the USD 5 million Seeing is Believing East Africa project running from 2013 to 2017. The project will contribute to improved child health and the reduction of avoidable blindness in children in the region.
The programme will indirectly benefit over 45 million children (total estimated population of children in East Africa) through conducive changes in national policies, strengthening of national coordination and promoting child eye healthcare. The provision of quality, child friendly and child centred eye health services in the catchment areas of the programme, anticipates serving over 1 million children directly.
In November 2012, the Bank’s franchise in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania held a joint official launch of the programme. The event took place is Daresalaam and was officiated by the His Excellency the Vice President of Tanzania, Dr. Mohamed Ghalib Bilal. The Kenya Government was represented by the Assistant Minister for Medical Services, Kenya – Hon. Samwel Kazungu Kambi.