'Social Engagement' is important to us.

SCM Executives is very engaged with Stichting4Life. Their direct approach, with clear results, have lead us to be highly supportive of S4L. From our privileged position, we feel a moral duty to give people who were born and raised in the slums of Africa a chance to develop themselves and eventually be able to be independent. We achieve this by being involved in different ways within the foundation in the Netherlands but also very much so in Kenya.
  • Stichting4Life primarily focuses on children in the largest slum of Kenya: Kibera. Through guidance and schooling this new generation will be able to break the spiral of poverty. Research has shown, that every year of schooling will result in 8% higher income in the future.
  • Education only succeeds when the living conditions are good. Without a house, food on the table and a safe environment, children will not be able to finish their education successfully.
  • To improve the living conditions, Stichting4Life creates jobs for the mothers. The foundation produces and sells jewelry and fabric items. There are microcredits available for mothers and guardians who receive support from Stichting4Life. These credits are not available for individuals, but only for groups. The payback rate is therefore very high. Through the individual company-guidance, many self-employed people are able to run a successful small company.
  • Some of the mothers and guardians are HIV-positive. Therefore children regularly lose their (only) caretaker. The social worker arranges shelter with family or neighbors and supports the family that takes care of the orphan.
  • By exporting Fairtrade products to the Netherlands (under the Sieraden4Life.nl) brand, the stream of euros finds its way back to Kenya with which salaries and school tuition can be paid.

SCM EXECUTIVES also actively supports foundation JINC

JINC is a non profit organization which is financed mainly by business industry. About 1.000 companies contribute (financially) to realize projects and provide possibilities for their employees to volunteer, for example as a trainer or a coach. Previous experience shows that the professionals’ expertise inspires young adults.

SCM Executives is JINC's partner and actively contributes by volunteering for several projects. Furthermore, the connection with JINC has also greatly contributed to setting up a number of projects with children in Kenya for S4L.