Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Events: KCB Naivasha Horticultural Fair, Sept. 14-15 2012 @ Naivasha Sports Club

Having worked for the Ministry of Agriculture (Planning Department) for a couple of years. I came to appreciate the role Agriculture plays in our economy. One of the biggest income earners in this sector is Horticulture. Therefore it is a no brainier that KCB (local Bank) realises this and has partnered up with the horticultural sector for the last few years as the title sponsor to materialise this fair which is celebrating it's tenth anniversary.

If you live in Nairobi you will notice the trend where corporate Kenya has been involved in quite a number of activities lately. This more pronounced especially in the banking sector. The sector boosts of sponsoring marathons (Nairobi Stan Chart Marathon), to involvement in the community (Barclays Bank) and facilitating education (Equity Bank) through its foundation. The latter is re-writing how we perceive corporate social responsibility through its wings to fly programme. 
Why I Like the Horticulture Fair?
Most of the European countries (Germany & France) have agricultural fairs which are popular in their respective countries and attract humongous crowds (the likes of crowds we have in entertainment circles). So I like this initiative and collaboration and hope other corporates will follow KCB and put their money where their mouth is. 

Dates: September 14-15, 2012
Venue: Naivasha Sports Club
Tickets*: Adults Kshs 300, Children under 16 Kshs 100
* All Profits go to local charities

Read sponsorship info here and visit their official website

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