William Asiko (Coca-Cola Africa Foundation President) and Sylvestor John (Senior Vice President, SIFE International) toast
|A scene during the dinner|
“In East Africa, small scale entrepreneurs who set up Coca-Cola kiosks and distribution centers have all positively contributed to the success of the company. By partnering with SIFE, we seek the early creation of entrepreneurs and business leaders as we tap into new innovative ideas from students,” he said.
|A scene during the dinner|
SIFE Kenya Country Director, Mr. James Shikwati thanked Coca-Cola for the support and commitment towards entrepreneurship, youth and community development in Africa. “This support from Coca-Cola will help us reach out to more young people in the universities and colleges. It is also timely, as it will assist us prepare ourselves for the SIFE World Cup to take place in Los Angeles, USA later this year.”
SIFE looks to individual philanthropists, corporate, NGOs and development organization to come together to support various development agenda by working with student groups to build a veritable business sector through its key focus areas namely; business ethics, financial literacy, sustainability, market economics, environmental sustainability, and personal success skills.
About The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with nearly 500 sparkling and still brands. Along with Coca-Cola, recognized as the world’s most valuable brand, the Company’s portfolio includes 12 other billion dollar brands, including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, POWERADE, Minute Maid and Georgia Coffee. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, juices and juice drinks and ready-to-drink teas and coffees.
Through the world’s largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy the Company’s beverages at a rate of nearly 1.6 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that protect the environment, conserve resources and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. For more information about our Company, please visit our Web site at http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/
About Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
SIFE brings together a diverse network of university students, academic professionals and industry leaders around the shared mission of creating a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business. By contributing their talents to projects that improve the lives of people worldwide, SIFE participants are demonstrating that individuals with a knowledge and passion for business can be a powerful force for change.
Contacts for Kenyan Media:
Public Affairs and Government Relations Manager
Coca-Cola East & Central Africa
Tel: 020 3253 459 / 000