Corporate Social Responsibility is of high importance at GVA and as such, we are committed to giving back to the community in line with the Law Firm’s strategy. Working in partnership with the Nairobi Hospice & Faraja Cancer Support Trust, GVA took to provide probono legal advice and resource mobilization on cancer related issues to the cancer family survivors and others coping with cancer.
Our guiding mantra has always been ‘Together we all can make a change’, and every staff is excited to playing their part in cancer awareness with each team member extending their reach in their communities. Our current projects include financial contributions & offering trainings to our advocates on needs of cancer patients and how to meet survivor’s needs as well as attending cancer support groups.
The reality for most cancer patients in Kenya is that they are diagnosed when the disease is far advanced and cure is no longer possible, hence they need Palliative Care to improve their quality of life. It has been a remarkable 3 years into this noteworthy initiative, and we are proud to add life into their days, and not just days into their lives!
GVA Scholarship program was founded by Stephen Gikera out of his desire to help motivated, bright young people further their education. He has met many deserving students in his line of work who do not have the financial support. So far 20 students have been beneficiaries.
Stephen believes, “Education is the most powerful tool ever conceived in the fight against inequality and injustice and is the surest path to hope and prosperity for the greatest number of people.”
With welcomed additional financial support from GVA long-time friends and law clients, GVA Scholarship program has been able to expand and increase number of supported scholars.