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Tatu City, AAR Kenya partner to implement 3-year school deworming programme

Tatu City has announced a partnership with AAR Healthcare Kenya Limited in a comprehensive three-year school deworming programme 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.

Tatu City is a 5,000-acre new city on Nairobi’s doorstep with homes, schools, businesses, a shopping district, medical clinic, nature areas and recreation for more than 250,000 residents and tens of thousands of day visitors. Tatu City’s schools educate thousands of students daily, a range of homes suits all incomes and more than 75 businesses thrive in the country’s first operational Special Economic Zone. Located 30 minutes from Westlands, Tatu City represents a new way of living and thinking for all Kenyans in a live, work and play environment that is free from traffic congestion and long-distance commuting. Tatu City is a development by Rendeavour, Africa’s largest new city builder with 30,000 acres of visionary projects in growth trajectories across Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Angela Muthoga, Sustainability & Corporate Partnerships Manager at Tatu City, emphasised 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 programme, Trees for Health (T4H).

“At AAR Healthcare Kenya, we believe environmental well-being is closely linked to human health. Our Trees for Health programme 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 programme, Tatu City and AAR Healthcare Kenya will collaborate on other health initiatives, including basic health education, menstrual hygiene, outreach programmes 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 programme which provides high-nutrition meals to 2,000 children daily in government primary schools in and around Tatu City.

Starting in 2016, the meals programme has served more than 1.8 million meals, resulting in quadrupled enrolment, increased student nutrition, and higher academic scores.

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