| Oct 25, 2022
October 2022 Update
The last quarter has served us moments of wins and celebrations that we would love to share because it is through your support that we get to do all this.
Quarterly Employee Spotlight
The room bursts into applause as Damaris Thuo, our Mombasa Office Administrator who couples up as our shop attendant, rises to meet the glory. She has been feted as our employee of the quarter and rewarded for her outstanding performance in her roles and exceptional personal growth over time.
“This award means quite a lot to me, first, that my contribution to the organization is valued and second, that the work I put into my personal development has not been in vain. I am now motivated to press on even harder in my personal and professional growth, and I hope my colleagues are too.”
Damaris is the first recipient of this award at Imani!
Mtepeni Baby Visit
The celebrations turn into song and dance as close to fifteen women from our Mtepeni location enter Fatuma Joseph’s home, close to a mile from our workshop. This time round, welcome baby Shemima Kadzo to the Imani family.
Baby Shemima’s brother Davies just graduated from our daycare after three years and six months with us and is now attending school.
“It makes me proud to be part of these kids’ upbringing till they are ready to start school. All kids who pass through our childcare perform exemplary in their school entry interviews, showing the good work we put into their development.” Says Regina, who heads our childcare program on location.
Fatuma now resumes work knowing her child is well taken care of and she can spend quality time with her kid between her breaks.
We held an ideation project for our leadership team during the first week of the month wherein three teams were expected to come up with working pitch ideas to random companies of their choice on behalf of Imani Collective.
This exercise aimed to improve teamwork, understand company values and products, and increase our team’s overall efficiency as they had to find time in their busy schedules to meet, ideate, and develop new concepts for the pitch presentations.
Our Community Outreach and Product Development lead Femida Otieno termed the presentations as “impressive and super innovative” as the teams worked on refining their concepts based on feedback from the first meeting.