Burns Awareness Week 2021

Through representatives from the CSR Committee, the Fund participated in this year’s Burns Awareness Week which took place from 20th to 24th September 2021. The Burns Awareness Week is an annual seven-day event organized by the Burns Society of Kenya, aimed at sensitizing, and creating awareness amongst the public about fire disaster management with a focus on effective preparedness and response to fire disasters or emergencies. This year’s focus was to address burns incidences brought about by gender-based violence.

Due to the current guidelines and containment measures issued by the Ministry of Health, the Burns Society opted to capitalize on their digital platforms and run publicity campaigns guided by the theme of the week. They also conducted drive-throughs across specific marginalized areas within Nairobi County, where the burns due to gender-based violence cases had significantly escalated, especially during this pandemic period.