Zoho Partners with MOMO Pencils to Support the Education of Underprivileged Children in Kenya

Zoho kenya Partners with MOMO Pencils for Children education

Zoho, an international technology company, has partnered with MOMO Pencils, a leading manufacturer of environmentally friendly stationery in Nairobi, for the “Hope for Literacy” program. The program aims to eradicate inter-generational poverty in Kenya by providing access to quality education for children from underserved communities. Zoho and MOMO Pencils will also work towards spreading awareness about environmental sustainability and eco-conscious community development in schools.

“MOMO Pencils’ “Hope for Literacy” program strongly aligns with Zoho’s values. At Zoho, we have always believed in serving the local community, uplifting the underserved, and fostering responsible and sustainable development. Our growth approach—which we refer to as Transnational Localism—reflects the same values, wherein we grow with the local community by opening local offices, hiring talent locally, conducting upskilling initiatives, and working with regional bodies to empower local businesses with technology. In continuation of this commitment to supporting progress at grassroots level, we are looking forward to working with MOMO Pencils to make a lasting and positive impact on society and the environment,” said Veerakumar Natarajan, Country Head, Zoho Kenya.

“In Kenya, where millions of children face barriers to quality education due to poverty, the “Hope for Literacy” program was established to bridge the literacy gap by supporting the education of 1 million school-going children from marginalized families. We’re delighted to have Zoho join us as one of our partners in this journey of transforming Kenyan families, schools, and communities,” said Mahamud Omari, CEO, MOMO Pencils.

Zoho has formed an alliance with Creative Minds, a primary school in Athi River. As part of the MoU signing on February 14, Zoho will host around 25 students from the school at its Nairobi office. The students will be introduced to the future of work and the various career opportunities in STEM fields. Additionally, Zoho and MOMO Pencils will jointly donate 25,000 wood-free pencils to 10 schools in Kenya and plant 1000 tree saplings in those schools throughout the year to promote environmental awareness. Zoho will also provide life skills mentorship support to students during these school visits. The first school visit will be at Creative Minds on February 16, 2024.

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