Highlands have assisted Smile Dispatch events by providing water and sodas to participants. We are grateful to Kieran and the team at Highlands. 

Where we come from makes us who we are. Thanks to the Aberdare rainforest, Highlands Mineral Water Company has a heritage of quality spanning over 60 years. Just like the Aberdare, we pride ourselves in a variety of world class products. The Delightfully Refreshing Highlands Drinking Water and the ever flavourful Highlands Cordials have refreshed Kenyans for decades. Rio is the range of ready to drink juices that rejuvenate the young at heart. Our new kid on the block, Club Soda promises to refresh the soft drinks market with sensational taste at a price everyone can afford.

 Highlands Mineral Water Company Ltd,

   P.O. Box 1517 - 10100, Ihururu Road, Nyeri.

 +254 (0) 61 203 2381 / 2296 / 2977



Thank you to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) for the waiver for park fees for the Smile Dispatch climbs to Mount Kenya. KWS conserves and manages Kenya’s wildlife for the Kenyan people and the world. It is a state corporation that was established by an Act of Parliament (Cap 376), now repealed by WCMA (2013), with the mandate to conserve and manage wildlife in Kenya, and to enforce related laws and regulations.
KWS undertakes conservation and management of wildlife resources across all protected areas systems in collaboration with stakeholders. It is our goal to work with others to conserve, protect and sustainably manage wildlife resources. The community wildlife program of KWS in collaboration with others encourages biodiversity conservation by communities living on land essential to wildlife, such as wildlife corridors and dispersal lands outside parks and reserves. The premise is that " if people benefit from wildlife and other natural resources, then they will take care of these resources."

In addition to the institutions and businesses detailed below, we are so grateful to have had advice and support from Nyeri County Government and Nyeri County Assembly, some very special businesses, local churches, schools, local friends and families from Nyeri town, in the forms of promotions, finances, event sponsorship and donations in kind.  

We are so grateful in particular to the following persons and institutions: Nyeri County Speaker Honourable David Mugo; Honourable Joseph King'ori, County representative for PWDs; Ministry of Special programs; Ministry of Planning & Land; and the Ministry of Education for their support. Also a very special vote of thanks to the generosity of I&M Bank, Nyeri Rotary Club, Kenya Wildlife Services, Naro Moru River Lodge, Giraffe Ark Game Lodge, Living Faith Ministries, Nyeri Hillstead School, Mount Kenya Academy, Utigu Angels Limuru, Rware Initiative, Nyeri County First Lady Margaret Nderitu, Safaricom, Madam Gachugua, Kamukunji grounds, Highlands Water: thank you all so very much for your interest and contributions to the efforts of the Metropolitan Smile Dispatch, supporting the work of the Metropolitan Sanctuary.  Thanks to media houses of The daily nation, The Star and People Daily for their coverage of our events. 


I&M Bank Nyeri have provided finances to help resource and equip the work of the Metropolitan Sanctuary. Local branch manager Joe Wainaina also kindly sponsored a climber for this years mountain climb.  

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I&M Bank Tower, P.O. Box 30238 - 00100,
Nairobi GPO, Kenya
24-hour Call Centre: +254 20 322 1000, +254 719 088 000, +254 732 100 000, +254 753 221 000
Email: invest@imbank.co.ke



Naro Moru River Lodge kindly offered their accommodation at Mackinders Lodge on Mount Kenya for the mountain climbers without charge. Their brand is built around core values as shared by their tagline: “Natural, Hospitable”. These values tie in with our mission and vision, and principles. Pictured above is the Naro Moru River Lodge, a spectacular accommodation at the base of Mount Kenya. 
(+254) 724 082 754 / 708 984 002/3/4/5
TELEPHONE:(+254) 724 082 754 / 737 102 955
ADDRESS18-10105 Naro Moru, Kenya
Website  http://www.naromoruriverlodge.com


Safaricom provide comprehensive range of integrated telecommunication services, including mobile and fixed Voice, SMS, Data, Internet and Mobile money (M-PESA) to over 25 million subscribers and they currently command market share of 67% according to Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) June 2015 Sector Statistics reports. The Company also commands widest mobile network coverage enabling it to maintain its position as the region's mobile market leader.

Safaricom revolutionary mobile money transfer service M-PESA has over 22 million subscribers, supported by a nationwide agent network of over 90,000 agents who enhance the accessibility of the service to their customers.

Lives Transformed
Safaricom is dedicated to transforming the lives of their customers, communities and colleagues. They pride ourselves in their track record of the same, and know that this is just the beginning; they will continue to work collaboratively to impact positively the lives across the country and beyond. At Safaricom, they believe in investing in the future. Working hard towards the creation of technologies that positively impact the society and transforming the lives of those around them is a core value that they hold dear.

Thank you Safaricom for generous donation of goods in kind to the children of the Sanctuary December 2015.



Giraffe Ark Game Lodge have benefited the work of Smile Dispatch through support in kind and provision of transport for our mountain climbers.

The lodge is truly a hidden tourism gem in Nyeri. Built right on the magnificent aberdare ranges, luxury and class is echoed throughout the hotel with expensive polished mazeras floors and finishes which give the hotel a touch of elegance and a sense of wild nature. It offers accommodation, conference facilities, and game drives. It has spacious and well furnished rooms. With a choice of 30 rooms: 6 Deluxe, 5 Luxury, 1 Royal Suite, and 18 Executive Suites , they have incorporated a blend of Pan African, Western, Oriental and Arabian themes.
All rooms have verandah/balconies, Flat Screen TV's with premium channels (DSTV), Ensuite bathrooms with hot water. Most of the rooms also have an exquisite view of the Majestic Mount Kenya.



 +254 702 278 722