Tatu City And AAR Healthcare To Deworm Schools For 3 Years

by Business Watch Team
Tatu City

Tatu City has announced a partnership with AAR Healthcare Kenya Limited in a comprehensive three-year school deworming program aimed at improving the health and well-being of children in six government primary schools in Kiambu County.

The initiative is part of Tatu City’s broader Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) strategy, benchmarked on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and focused on four key pillars: Community, Health, Education, and Conservation.

Angela Muthoga, Sustainability & Corporate Partnerships Manager at Tatu City, emphasized the importance of addressing worm infections among children, stating, “Children are most vulnerable to worm infections, which affect their health and hinder their ability to learn and thrive in school. By partnering with AAR Healthcare Kenya Limited, we aim to tackle this issue head-on and ensure that every child in our community has the opportunity to reach their full potential.”

The initiative falls under AAR Healthcare’s flagship ESG program, Trees for Health (T4H).

“At AAR Healthcare Kenya, we believe environmental well-being is closely linked to human health. Our Trees for Health program aims to promote environmental conservation and community health. By partnering with Tatu City, we can extend our reach and make a meaningful impact on the lives of children in Kenya, ” added Gertrude Nyanzi, ESG coordinator at AAR Healthcare Kenya Limited.

In addition to the school deworming program, Tatu City and AAR Healthcare Kenya will collaborate on other health initiatives, including basic health education, menstrual hygiene, outreach programs, and career talks. Together, they will promote a culture of health and wellness within schools and the surrounding community.

Tatu City’s comprehensive ESG strategy also includes a school meals program that provides high-nutrition meals to 2,000 children daily in government primary schools in and around Tatu City. Starting in 2016, the meals program has served more than 1.8 million meals, resulting in quadrupled enrolment, increased student nutrition, and higher academic scores.

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