In addition to Xellia’s corporate funding of the SOS Family Strengthening Program in Eldoret, Kenya, colleagues from various Xellia sites have been fundraising for three supplementary causes coordinated by SOS Children’s Villages in Eldoret; the sanitary towel fundraising, the fight against jiggers and a local pre-school renovation.
Fundraising has been conducted through local site events held at Xellia, coordinated by Xellia colleagues who are part of their site’s SOS Children’s Villages committee. In 2018 Xellia colleagues managed to provide numerous boxes of sanitary towels, to adolescent girls in Eldoret which receive support from SOS Children’s Villages Eldoret, Kenya, as well as support a local pre-school in the outlying community in need of renovations and learning materials. In addition, Xellia colleagues have managed to fundraise for more than 365 children to receive jigger treatment and a new pair of shoes.
The jiggers eradication campaign being coordinated by the SOS Medical Center in Eldoret, Kenya on a regular basis, is also a campaign which our colleagues have had a chance to participate in, when a group of Xellia colleagues visited Eldoret in April 2018.
As well as the impactful fundraising activities which our colleagues have held in support of supplementary causes in Eldoret, Kenya our sites in Chicago, Il, USA; Zagreb, Croatia; Taizhou, China and Budapest, Hungary, have supported their local SOS Children’s Villages as well. This has been done either through monetary donations or in volunteer time.