SEACOM celebrated their fifth anniversary of its commercial launch recently by donating time and providing support to communities that need assistance where it does business across the continent.

The SEACOM Nairobi office commissioned a kitchen they funded for construction at the Watoto Wema Children’s Home in Ruai by preparing meals from there on the day. The team also committed to making a quarterly donation of cereals and basic medication to ensure the children are fed and cared for throughout the year.

The director of the home also received a laptop, an internet dongle and personal contributions towards the internet use by the home.

In their personal capacity, the Nairobi team members also provided professional and spiritual development, including mentorship to the children and the staff. The Mombasa team visited Shika Adabu Primary School where they donated textbooks and desks for the school as well as hosting sporting activities and mentoring sessions throughout the day.

SEACOM Tanzania will again be supporting the Buguruni School of the Deaf, Dar es Salaam. The team donated a computer lab in 2012 and implemented a software solution for the hearing impaired the following year. This year, SEACOM Tanzania will be donating more computers to the lab. The children at the Buguruni School will enjoy jumping castles, clowns, games, and lunch as part of the event.

SEACOM Mauritius will be supporting the Ebene Accelerator—a non-profit organization set up to help new entrepreneurs to boost, launch and work on projects related to the IT field. It is donating an iPhone, laptop and pool table to the Accelerator. The Mauritius office will also make a cash donation to TiRayons Soleil, an NGO established in 2007 to provide educational support, nutrition, medical care, and access to recreation to children living in poverty.

This year, SEACOM Mozambique, will be donating medicines, powder milk and disposable diapers to the Obra Don Orione Centre. The centre cares for 35 disabled children, aged between four and eleven who are 100% dependent on their caretaker.

SEACOM South Africa and SEACOM subsidiary, Pamoja, joined forces with Adopt-a-School, for their corporate ‘Back to School for a Day’ initiative on 18 July 2014 (Mandela Day). They celebrated Foundation Day at Tshilidzi Primary School in Soweto, revamping the Grade R classrooms, the feeding scheme kitchen that serves food to800 learners and placed dustbins around the school for litter collection.