Embracing social responsibility
In their efforts to realize long-term sustainable development in Kenya, Chinese enterprises also take their corporate social responsibility activities seriously, according to observers. China Wu Yi is no exception.
At the beginning of 2017, local elementary school principal John K. Rotich asked the construction company for help to improve the school’s road conditions. The school is nearby China Wu Yi’s construction project on D319 highway in Kenya’s Nakuru County. Within one month, the company renovated the playground and paved roads, making life easier for the students.
“I was so excited and happy. For the past 50 years, we did not even have a playground; but now kids finally have a place to play,” wrote the principal in a letter of thanks. China Wu Yi is but one example of many Chinese enterprises that have made efforts not only to expand their business abroad but also to win the hearts and minds of local residents.
The 2017 Chinese Enterprises in the Kenya Social Responsibility Report, released by the Kenya-china Economic and Trade Association in Nairobi this June, pointed to China Wu Yi as an example of a company that left its mark on the lives of local communities through job creation, skill transfer and ecological protection.
“We hope that every project we implement will advance local economic development and benefit local people,” said Qiu. “We will continue to proactively carry out social responsibility by actively engaging in activities and public welfare projects that boost living standards of local people.”
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