Unilever rewards 100 students with more than Kshs. 3.5 million in school fees

The amount was granted to Secondary School students from different parts of the country under Unilever’s Chuo Club Program.

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NAIROBI: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 – Consumer goods Company, Unilever, has today rewarded 100 secondary school students with more than Ksh. 3.5 million worth of school fees and tablet devices through a back-to-school shopping reward programme dubbed Chuo Club.

The students, who are drawn from various regions across the country, received amounts ranging from Kshs. 20,000 to Kshs. 100,000 to cater for their school fees and tablet devices to improve and aid in their learning experiences.

Out of the 100 students, five received Kshs. 100,000 each, 30 received Kshs. 50,000 each; 50 received Kshs. 20,000 each while 15 students each received a tablet device worth Kshs. 35,000.

Speaking during the Chuo Club Winners Award Presentation Ceremony, Unilever East Africa’s Marketing Director for Foods and Refreshments, Agnes Kitololo said: “As a company, we believe that education is at the core of human development and societal progress. It has the power to transform lives and is essential to our nation’s prosperity. We hope that the school fees will not only help keep our children in school but will boost their morale and quest for learning, eventually translating to a brighter future for the students and our country.”

Unilever Kenya launched the Chuo Club Program in January 2016 and has since partnered with over 200 stores countrywide and is aligned to Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan that seeks to grow the company’s business footprint while increasing positive social impact.

“Through the program, we reiterate Unilever’s commitment to Kenyan students towards making their back-to-school experience more fulfilling and worthwhile,” added Kitololo.

In order to win, students and their parents/guardians are required to buy Unilever’s products from selected countrywide, register and stand a chance to win.

“My parents and I are happy to be part of the Chuo Club program. The Kshs 100,000 awarded to me will greatly ease my parent’s financial burden and most importantly give me peace of mind to study and focus during my exams,” said Lucy Kyalo a student at Tala Girls secondary school, who was among the students awarded during the Chuo Club Winners Presentation Ceremony in Nairobi.

The Chuo Club program is aligned with Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan which seeks to achieve the Company’s vision to grow its business while increasing positive social impact and has the long term objectives of enhancing lives by growing and nurturing future leaders through education.

About Unilever East Africa

Unilever East Africa is one of the leading suppliers of food, home and personal care products across East Africa. With about 19,000 employees, Unilever is one of the largest private employers in the region. Working to create a better future every day, Unilever helps people feel good, look good and get more out of life.

Its portfolio includes most loved locally produced brands, OMO, Sunlight, Blue Band, Royco, Geisha and Vaseline, as well as key world’s renowned brands, like Knorr, Dove, Lux, Axe, among many others. The company was ranked Top Employer for 2015 in Kenya by the Top Employer Institute, an international certification institute.

Unilever’s global ambition is to decouple growth from environmental impact (including sourcing, consumer use and disposal) and increase social impact. Unilever is committed to helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being, sourcing all its agricultural raw materials sustainably by 2020, and decoupling its growth from its environmental impact.

Supporting its three big goals, Unilever has defined seven pillars, underpinned by targets encompassing social, environmental and economic areas. See more on the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan at www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/.

For more information about Unilever and its brands, please visit www.unilever.com.

Patrick Muchiri - Public Relations Officer, Unilever East Africa

+254 725 064 149
Patrick.Muchiri@unilever.com

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