Helping today Securing tommorow
It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to our meeting as Anglican Development Services Eastern. As we reflect on the past year, we are proud to share the achievements and progress of the organization. In this message, I would like to share the accomplishments and aspirations from across our organization that are likely to shape our growth trajectory in the years to come.
I am pleased to report that our organization has made significant progress toward achieving our strategic goals. Despite the challenging economy in the country, ADSE has managed to continue implementing its five-years Strategic Plan which has continued to direct ADSE in achieving its vision and objectives in the key thematic areas of climate change, health and nutrition, food security, water sanitation and hygiene, governance, peace and advocacy, institutional effectiveness, and social enterprise. This has impacted our service delivery to the communities and provided us with a plan of action.
Over this period, ADSE continued to deliver on its mandate of reaching out to the vulnerable communities in the region and managed to raise KES 245,711,687 which we used to reach 366,850 rural community members within the region through the various integrated projects. The audited financial statements of our company for the year ended 31st July 2023, along with the Directors’ report have been circulated to you. With your permission, we may take them as read. I would like to begin the proceedings by giving you a report on the overall performance of your company and the environment in which it operates.
ADSE had a work force of 60 staff having 44involved in programs, 4 in Mpanzi and the 12 in the bakery) staff members deployed across the projects. We would like to sincerely thank the management and personnel for helping to make the year 2022–2023 successful.
The Board of Trustees and Directors have continued to execute its mandate towards secure and sustainable livelihoods of the communities as well as institutional strengthening. The Board has taken the lead role to offer governance support and oversight which has made it possible for ADSE to effectively and efficiently deliver on its mandate. We continue to bring in new skills and capabilities to the Board. During the year, we welcomed new board members from each diocese namely: Ms. Anna Mutua of Kitui Diocese, Rev Faith Mbithi of Makueni Diocese and Lay Canon Jayne Muema of Machakos Diocese and Ven George Owino of Garissa Diocese. The have vast experience in providing proper financial oversight, developing the annual budget and ensuring that proper financial controls are in place. We’ve had other changes on the Board as part of its healthy renewal. For the outgoing Chairman of the Board, Ms. Rhodah Mulili we are honored to have had the opportunity to serve as our chairman and we wish her well in her future endeavors. As we move forward, we remain committed to our core values of integrity, innovation, and customer satisfaction. We will continue to invest in our people, processes, and technology to drive growth and create value for our shareholders. Thank you for your continued support and trust in our company.
In conclusion, I take this opportunity to thank all the stakeholders for the team spirit exuded that made it possible to achieve the level of success witnessed during the year under review. To my Lord Bishops of the ACK Dioceses of Machakos, Makueni, Kitui and Garissa, who are also the Board of Trustees of ADSE, I sincerely appreciate your overwhelming support, through your visionary and spiritual leadership and guidance that has continued to shape the direction and culture of this organization. To the Board of Directors and management, your commitment cannot be over emphasized in steering the day-to-day operations of the organization. Thank you and God give you the zeal to do even better. To the rest of the staff who are our front-line ambassadors of ADSE in your various capacities and areas of deployment, thank you and God bless you greatly, keep up the spirit. To our communities in the region, you are the reason why we are, we appreciate you and pray that we shall leave a positive impact in your lives spiritually, economically, physically and emotionally, thank you for your cooperation. To all our development Partners and the Primates world relief development fund, we look forward to walking the dream with us and helping us make it a reality, may the Almighty God bless you greatly for your sacrifice to humanity. We look forward to our continued partnership in serving the communities in the Eastern region. Last but not least to all stakeholders who have impacted on us in one way or the other, your participation and contribution counts and is highly valued.