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Awards

Africa's best bank for CSR 2017: Kenya Commercial Bank

Awards for Excellence 2017

Kenya Commercial Bank wins this year’s award for best bank for corporate social responsibility in Africa for the work of the KCB Foundation and, in particular, two ground-breaking initiatives.  Last year, it launched 2jiajiri (‘let’s employ ourselves’) – a youth enterprise development and employment initiative that works in partnership with more than 100 technical training institutions across Kenya. More than 12,000 students have taken part so far in the programme, which aims to turn young people into entrepreneurs by training them and connecting them to graduates in law, accounting and marketing to help them get their businesses off-the-ground. 



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It also offers graduates the option to let large, experienced companies such as Toyota take a stake in their business. KCB also ring-fenced KSh50 billion ($483 million) to finance the businesses created by the programme.



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