SAP Social Sabbatical Team reaches out to Kenyan Businesses in Need
KENYA, NAIROBI — April 10, 2014 — This week sees a group of 12 SAP employees from around the world – including an applications performance testing expert from Israel, a software developer from France and a subject matter expert from Ireland – land in Nairobi to spend a month working with four local organisations that, in one way or another, are making life better for the communities they serve.
These SAP employees are part of a global SAP programme, called the SAP Social Sabbatical, which matches talented employees with entrepreneurs and small businesses in emerging markets. A relatively new area for international corporate volunteering, the social sabbatical initiative was launched in 2012 with 30 employees in Brazil, India and South Africa respectively. A second team spent time in Johannesburg, South Africa in October, 2013. The addition of Kenya is part of an overall expansion of the program that will soon send up to 100 SAP employees to emerging markets to make a difference.