Premchandbhai Foundation brings together partners, key stakeholders, and beneficiaries to network, share ideas, and explore opportunities


Premchandbhai Foundation brings together partners, key stakeholders, and beneficiaries to network, share ideas, and explore opportunities for collaboration and partnership to create strategic synergy in giving back to the communities

The Premchandbhai Foundation was established in Kenya in 1959 by the families of Kachrabhai, Premchandbhai & Juthalalbhai Vrajpal Shah. The Foundation’s main objectives are to endow services in the provision of education, medical services, the alleviation of poverty, and general community welfare. The Premchandbhai Foundation has supported many causes since its inception. All of the Foundation’s investments have directly or indirectly contributed to the realization of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Every year, the Trustees of the Foundation organize a networking event for partners including but not limited to private and public foundations, non-governmental organizations working in Premchandbhai Foundation priority areas, impact investors, and government to explore how best to harness local corporate and family philanthropy. This year’s event has brought together over 50 partners drawn from diversified fields to engage, share ideas, network, and explore areas of collaboration and partnership to enhance the impact of local Philanthropy.

The Foundation has contributed towards the extension of the Lions Sight First Eye Hospital, Loresho, funded the construction of an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Mombasa Hospital, a High Dependency Unit (HDU) at the Bethany Kids Children’s Centre in Kijabe, and donated towards the construction of the KPJ Tower at the M. P. Shah Hospital and KPJ Wing at Jalaram Medical Centre.

In the field of education, the Foundation has given many students the blessing of sponsorships to attend local and overseas universities and has contributed to the improvement and construction of many schools among them being Joy Town Special Primary School, Thika and Vidhu Ramji Academy, Muranga.

The Premchandbhai Foundation has a long-standing commitment to support education and inclusion for learners in Kenyan schools, especially those with special needs.  The Foundation has committed to donate 1000 orbit readers – a digital assistive device to empower learners with visual impairment in the schools in Kenya, to reach their true potential. These devices will be distributed by the Kilimanjaro Blind Trust to increase access to quality education for visually impaired learners in Kenya.

The Foundation has built water pans and dams in the arid areas of the country, supported selected individuals with medical problems in the community, and has contributed towards children’s orphanages such as Wema Centre, Mombasa, Ebenezer Children’s Home, Kajiado, and others.

Recently, since 2020, the Premchandbhai Foundation has mitigated the adverse effects of drought and the COVID-19 pandemic by donating food relief to over 300,000 households in over 25 counties. Additionally, the Foundation has pledged to donate over Kshs .150 million in the next 3 years (partnering with Project Maji) to install safe drinking water for various needy communities in Kenya who have no access to clean drinking water. We, Trustees of Premchandbhai Foundation, believe that community service can only be sustainable when like-minded organizations, companies, governments, and families work together to enhance impact. We have different strengths and capabilities that can be used to complement the work we do in our communities. Let us join hands to make a difference in our beloved country Kenya.

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