Valentine Cake House a bakery based in Nairobi has launched its Corporate Social Investment wing that will enable impact communities across the country through various initiatives.
The Naomi Kairu Foundation, established by the bakery’s founder and chief chef, Mr. Mathew Githua, in memory of his mother will deepen its involvement in education and health issues. As part of the projects of the foundation, they will set up a dispensary in Kajiado County and offer scholarships to bright but needy children across the country. The scholarship programme is already catering for more than 100 students in primary, secondary and higher institutions of learning.
The foundation also runs St. Ruthma Children’s Home in Ruiru, where the youth are being mentored. Valentines Cake House helped construct the home and is rearing chicken at its farm where it obtains eggs for baking.
Speaking during the launch, which coincided with his 50th birthday celebrations, Mr. Mathew Githua had this to say, “As we strive to give our customers a better experience with our products, we also want to appreciate their goodwill by supporting less unfortunate children from the communities to access education and become better leaders in future.”
Valentine Cake House was established in 1997 with its first outlet in Mombasa. It currently has outlets in Nairobi, Thika, Naivasha and Meru. Its branches in Nairobi are based at old Mutual within CBD, Rongai, Embakasi, Kitengela, Langata, Fedha, Buru Buru and Gateway Mall. The bakery also has a baking school that has produced over 6,000 trained bakers since its inception in 2007. The school has 5 branches that offer cake & pastry making courses as well as decoration courses at affordable rates.