Isuzu East Africa’s (Isuzu EA) celebrated and marked the Annual Universal Children’s Day with a Bring Your Child to Work (BYCTW) event.
Friday, November 16, 2018, saw employees bring their children to work for an educational and fun engagement with the company.
The event, under the theme “Think Big, Dream Big to Succeed”, encouraged children to dream big and work hard in school to fulfil their dreams while using their parent’s achievements as an inspiration.
Speaking during the opening ceremony, Isuzu EA Managing Director Rita Kavashe encouraged the children to follow their passion.
“We are happy to host you today at our plant for this special occasion and provide you with an opportunity to interact with where your parents work and what they do,” said Kavashe.
“As market leaders, we have big dreams too and without these big dreams, we wouldn’t have achieved great successes. Therefore, I would like to encourage all of you to dream big and follow your true passion,” she added.
Kavashe highlighted some of the mentorship programmes Isuzu EA undertakes to support children in Kenya.
“As a company, we ensure that the communities around our business environment also benefit. Apart from BYCTW, we run mentorship programmes for Embakasi Girls and Muhuri Muchiri Boys schools,” she said.
The mentorship sessions are hosted voluntarily by Isuzu EA staff and all costs are met by the company, Kavashe said adding, “We also support the Palmhouse Foundation to ensure needy and bright students acquire an education.”
Isuzu EA Board Chair, Eisaku Akazawa, welcomed the children to the plant stating his joy to have children interact with Isuzu EA and learn about future career possibilities.
“I am happy to welcome you to Isuzu EA. As a parent of two children, I am happy to see your parents take great interest in learning about what they do. Let this be an opportunity for you to think big and dream big on your future career,” said Akazawa.
The children engaged in various activities including a tour of the Isuzu assembly plant. They then received tips on road safety besides the traditional fun activities- bouncing castles, table football, face painting, colouring and drawing.
The children were also presented with a goody pack that contained a school bag, exercise books and pencil pouch in readiness for the new school year.
For the parents to be, Isuzu EA shared a month’s supply of baby diapers as their welcome to Isuzu EA family gift.