On 8th January 2018, Vivo Energy Kenya was delighted to send off eight new students to various schools as they begun their secondary school journey.

The send-off event which is organized by Palm House Foundation, an NGO that partners with Vivo Energy Kenya on the scholarship agenda, was held at All Saints Cathedral Nairobi.

This year, Vivo Energy Kenya took eight form one students who are a representation of the face of Kenya since they were selected from the former eight provinces.

To enable deserving students realize their dreams is the vision that Palm House has stood by since their inception. Through this vision the Foundation has been able to sponsor 722 students with over 400 joining Universities/Colleges. A number of them have now completed their education and secured jobs. Presently, 300 students are in various secondary schools across the country.

The selection processes is done throughout the country. For a student to qualify for the scholarship, they need to have gotten admission to a national secondary school, and demonstrated that they are not in a position to pay their school fees.

The ceremony was attended by the sponsored students accompanied by their guardians, some of the trustees of the foundation and corporate sponsors.

Currently Vivo Energy Kenya is sponsoring eight students in each form (form 1, 3 & 4) adding up to 24 students.

About Vivo Energy

With a vision to become Africa’s most respected energy business Vivo Energy Kenya, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, was established in 2012. The Shell brand has been in Kenya since 1900.

Vivo Energy Kenya has a fuels storage capacity of 87,625 m³ and 178 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores.

Vivo Energy Kenya employs 204 people. The company is recognised as a leader in the oil industry, championing and setting standards for safety.

Vivo Energy provides high quality solutions for motorists and businesses in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda. Its retail offering includes fuels, lubricants, card services, shops and other non-fuel services (e.g. oil change and car wash). For businesses it provides fuels, lubricants and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to business customers across a range of sectors including marine, mining, and manufacturing. Jet fuel is sold to customers at 23 airports though a partnership with Vitol Aviation.

The company employs around 2,300 people, operates over 1,700 retail service stations under the Shell brand and has access to approximately 900,000 cubic metres of fuel storage capacity. Shell and Vivo Lubricants has blending capacity of around 125,000 metric tonnes at plants in six countries (Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, and Tunisia) producing Shell branded lubricants.

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Media contact:

Angela Munyua

Vivo Energy Kenya


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