Corporate Social Responsibility

2018 Zakat Project

The year started on a high note with the handover over of the completed dormitory at the Starehe Boys Centre in Kenya. The refurbishment of the Njonjo house were completed and handed back to the center which now houses eighty (80) students.

The project started in October 2018 where the Al Jallaf family donated USD 200,000 to one of Kenya’s top learning institutions, the Starehe Boys Center. This donation coincided with the Year of Giving as we celebrated the Year of Zayed here in the UAE, all the while contributing our Zakat to those in need of support.

Our vision and that of Starehe aligns in that we aim to improve the social well being of communities thus providing a positive and lasting impact on the lives of Starehe students. A notable mention was our partner and sister company, AJ Designs who donated all the furniture for the dormitory.

The Njonjo House was build 50 years ago by Kenya’s first Attorney General, Mr. Charles Njonjo. Following the refurbishments, the new dorm now boasts of a new roof and celling, impressive blinds and shades, state of the art safety features such as an automatic and manual fire alarm, smoke detectors, fire escape doors, plumbing, floor and tiling in wet areas, veranda canopies as well as installations for People with Disabilities (PWD) washrooms for the physically challenged. Our CEO, Mr Danny Ochieng further pledged maintenance of house on an annual basis to ensure that it maintains its stature The event was graced by the UAE embassy to Kenya Charge d’affairs Mr Ahmed Alsuwaidi along with Starehe’s alumni and Cabinet secretary to Kenya government, Honorable Raphael Tuju.

We are honored to be associated with Starehe Boys Center and look forward to witnessing its continued success.

AJ Designs General Manager, Sachin Babu being honored by the Director of the SBC Mr Josphat Mwaura

Arrival of the UAE embassy Charge d'affairs received by SBC Director Mr Josphat Mwaura

Exterior of the New Njonjo House

Exterior outlook of the Newly refubished Njonjo house

Fadi Moussa, Aljallaf Family representative being honored by the Director of the SBC Mr Josphat Mwaura

Fittings in the new Njonjo house

Group Marketing Head, Sara Mwaniki introducing the team to Hon Raphael Tuju

Guests at the Handing over event on 1st February 2019

Interior cabins &fittings at the New Njonjo house

Marching Starehe Boys Center Band

Official Opening of the Njonjo House by Hon Raphael Tuju and the UAE to Kenya Charge D'affairs Mr Ahmed Alsuwaidi who was hosted by the AlJallaf Family representative Fadi Moussa, CEO Danny Ochieng, the Director of the SBC, Josphat Mwaura

Our CFO, Julius Kinyera and AJ Designs General Manager, Sachin Babu with the Director of SBC, Mr Josphat Mwaura

Our guests of Honour UAE Embassy Mr Ahmed Alsuwaidi and Hon Cabinet secretary Raphael Tuju

Royal Blinds General Manager, Bruno Pinto being honored by the Director of the SBC Mr Josphat Mwaura

Starehe Boys Center Band

Starehe Boys Center Director, Mr Josphat Mwaura

The Njonjo House Flag

UAE Charge D'affairs Mr Ahmed Alsuwaidi being honored by the Director of the SBC Mr Josphat Mwaura

Royal Blinds LLC and AJ Design signed a partnership deal with Starehe Boys’ Centre in Nairobi, Kenya

Royal Blinds LLC and AJ Design on Wednesday 24th October, 2018, signed a partnership deal with Starehe Boys’ Centre in Nairobi, Kenya to renovate one of the school’s boarding houses, Njonjo House.

Starehe Boys’ Centre is a charitable institution that provides care and education for academically talented, but needy boys. The event was graced by Mr. Danny Ochieng’ CEO, AJ Capital & Investments, Mr. Julius Kinyera, General Manager, Royal Blinds LLC & AJ Design, Mr. Josphat Mwaura, Director of Starehe Boys Centre and Mr. Fred Okono, Head of Operations, Starehe Boys Centre.

The partnership will ensure that both parties work together to support the efforts and plans in implementing the project, which will aim at giving the boarding house a new face lift, turning it to a modernized boarding facility for the boys.


We are pleased to announce that Royal Blinds LLC & AJ Design will be conducting a CSR Activity in Starehe Boys Centre located in Nairobi, Kenya. Our team which comprised of Mr. Julius P. Kinyera (GM Royal Blinds), Mr. Kiran Gande (Royal Blinds), Mr. Thasleem Rayaroth (AJ Design) visited Starehe Boys Centre on 2 August 2018. The team was hosted by the Ag. Director of Starehe Boys School Mr. Josphat Mwaura, Mr. Fred Okono, Head of Operations, Mr. Paul Okumu & Dr. Francis Kuria Kagema (both old starehian boys) and members of Njojo House. Royal Blinds & AJ Design will assist to renovate one boarding house (Njonjo House) as part of the CSR Activity.

The UK Gulf Centre for Studies and Business in Partnership with Al Tareq for Humanitarian NGO & Therapeutic Diet Initiative NGO Under Article 7.1.17 of UKGC book of legality and president approve awarded Royal Blinds LLC a certificate with honour as an Ambassador of Giving associated with Quality of Training and Educational Corporation in UK. It is a certificate of honour awarded in recognition of studies and humanity researches for the year 2018.

The certificate was awarded during the Therapeutic Diet Conference held at Armani Hotel (Burj Khalifa) on 21st April 2018. This certificate was received on behalf of the Partners of Royal Blinds by the General Manager, Mr. Julius Kinyera.

At Royal Blinds LLC, Corporate Social Responsibility is embedded in the core of our business operations, and we strongly believe that it is our responsibility to give back to the community.