Tristar Kenya inaugurates CSR project at Kiserian Primary School in Kajiado County
UAE-based Tristar Group inaugurated its CSR project at Kiserian Primary School in Kajiado County. Principal secretary Andrew N. Kamau of the State Department of Petroleum was represented by Joseph Wafula as chief guest.
Tristar Kenya’s Office in Nairobi oversaw the construction of two new sanitary facilities for both boys and girls, with bio-digesters, modern cisterns and flowing water, sanitary bins and hand wash dispensers.
The school’s assembly area was also renovated to make it a good place for the pupils to assemble and play especially during the rainy season.
The hand wash dispensers were provided by Diversey while the Sanitary Bins were donated by Eve Hygiene.
The public primary school for boys and girls has a population of more than 2,000 students and almost 50 teachers. It is located in Kiserian, Kajiado North Constituency, and Ngong Division within Kajiado County.
Tristar Group CEO Eugene Mayne was present alongside the management of Tristar Transport Ltd Kenya whose business lines are into Road Transport and Turnkey Fuel Supply, as well as the management of subsidiary Africa Fuel & Lubricants (AFAL), which is the distributor of Caltex Lubricants and the promoter of “Africa Fuels” branded retail fuel stations in Kenya.
“Giving back to our community is embedded in our social fabric. This habit was born with the establishment of our business, including the vision to conduct our business responsibly and with integrity. Under this initiative, our subsidiary AFAL has sponsored the education and accommodation of two orphans who are now studying at Maseno Boys High School and Ramba Boys High School. This Kiserian project is our second CSR project in Kenya,” said Mayne who flew in from the Group’s head office in Dubai, UAE for the occasion.
Principal secretary Andrew N. Kamau, who sent his representative Joseph Wafula, commended the efforts made by Tristar to make a positive impact in society. He emphasised that business takes place in the society and that business is not all about profits and bottom lines but also about touching lives in a positive way.
He added that the Jubilee government is in the process of implementing its Big Four Agenda where the energy and the education sectors have bigger roles to play in achieving the desired outcomes.
He said that there cannot be industrialization without the requisite energy and manpower to run the industries. Manpower comes from schools, and by supporting school activities like the Tristar CSR, we stand to make huge leaps and bounds in our agenda.
Tristar is a fully integrated Liquid Logistics Solutions provider catering to the needs of the petroleum and chemical industries. Headquartered in the UAE and operating in 18 countries with more than 1,800 employees. Tristar’s core expertise lies in handling hydrocarbons, lubricants, chemicals and liquid gases with dedicated facilities to manage road transport, warehousing, fuel farms, turnkey fuel supply operations, plane fuel services, ship owning and chartering for clean petroleum products.
The Group is also supporting education in South Sudan. In 2009, it funded the construction of a primary school building with three classrooms outside the capital, Juba. In 2012, the school was upgraded to secondary level with the construction of four additional classrooms.
In 2013, Tristar donated a block of three classrooms to the Gabat Primary School in Juba and a Computer Lab in 2018, making it the first school in South Sudan to introduce computer classes for young students.