AccessKenya Becomes ICT Partner for Nairobi Marathon 2014-15
AccessKenya Group is this year’s ICT Sponsor for the Standard Chartered Nairobi International Marathon, to be held on 26 October.
The two-year agreement will see AccessKenya commit over Kes 12 million over the next two years to provide key technology solutions and support in the planning and staging of the international athletic event.
This includes broadband connectivity, networking, computers and peripherals and technical staff. The firm will also provide a live stream of footage from its traffic cameras mounted on various roads along the Marathon route.
Speaking during the cheque handover ceremony at the Nairobi Serena Hotel, AccessKenya Group Deputy Chief Executive Kris Senanu, reiterated the firm’s commitment to giving though its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.
“We are delighted to partner with Standard Chartered Bank this year. Our engagement is in line with our policy of giving of our technology resources and time in support of a good cause,” said Senanu.
This year AccessKenya has also partnered with the inABLE Charity to enter 15 participants from the Thika Primary and Secondary Schools for the Blind. The students and two of their teachers will participate in the Family fun run.
“As the connectivity partner of choice for the Thika Schools for the blind and now the Nairobi Marathon we are indeed privileged to share this experience with the 13 students and pupils,” explained Senanu.
The move he said was in keeping with the theme of the marathon that aims to support the Seeing is Believing campaign, a global Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of the Standard Chartered Bank.
AccessKenya will also enter over 50 staffers who will run in this year’s marathon that is expected to attract over 25,000 participants, two thousand more than 2013.
AccessKenya is already in expansion of its fiber and wireless connectivity network across the country with an aim of covering over 35 counties by the end of the year. The firm also announced plans to venture into Uganda by the close of 2014.