As part of its corporate responsibility commitment, Digital Ink has sponsored four children from Nairobi, Kenya, to enable them attend school for the last seven years.
Digital Ink’s chairman, Peter Williams, and his wife, Camilla, originally met the children’s father while travelling and he was subsequently a witness at their wedding in Nairobi. When Peter discovered that his friend was struggling to pay for his children’s education, he felt compelled to help.
The children – now aged 11, 12, 14 and 16 – have been catching a bus to school each day from the outlying village near Nairobi in which they live and have enjoyed attending school and learning together. Recently, the eldest sibling has graduated and started work; proud to be able to fund the continued schooling of the others.
Asked why he was keen for Digital Ink to sponsor the children’s education, Peter explained: “As a responsible company we feel it’s important to give something back. By doing it this way we felt that we were influencing something directly, rather than it being just another charity donation. We’re pleased to be able to make a difference to the lives of these young people.”
Date published: 17-12-2019