The Center will be a complete one stop building where UON Alumni can socialize, celebrate and engage with students, faculty members, past colleagues and others in the university community. The Centre will be right in the heart of main campus and will facilitate many things among them:
• Socializing on the terrace gardens, alumni lounge, or other welcoming spaces throughout the building.
• Participating in intellectual forums such as public lectures and distinguished scholars speech, distinguished service awards and students prizes.
• Celebrating and connecting with old friends at reunions and networking events.
• Pursuing lifelong learning through continuing education courses at the same time engaging former professors in the library or cafe.
•Mentoring of students using the centre’s world class conference facilities.
Largest Project the Association has undertaken
This is one of the biggest projects the Association has undertaken since its establishment in February 2005. Over years, the Association has been supporting the University in many ways and this year donated 2 Million Kenyan Shillings towards the University bursary scheme. UONAA also donated concrete benches worth 1.3 Million Kenyan Shillings to the University and has also organized several dinners and reunions for the Alumni.
The Alumni Center will centralize all the operations of the Association and will have versatile and conducive world class facilities for the Alumni. Some of these facilities include an alumni library, a recreation center, four star hotel, guest rooms, conferencing facilities, business center, parking space, banking services, a hall of fame, VC’s court, an automobile service station among others. The estimated cost to oversee this project is 1 billion Kenyan shillings.
UONAA is the largest Alumni association in Kenya and boasts with over 160,000 past students. UON alumni have done extraordinary things in Kenya and around the world. At the Alumni Centre, the Association will tell the stories of outstanding alumni’s achievements. These stories will feature in unique ways throughout the building and will be especially prominent during special events.
Project causing a lot of Hype throughout local media and Corporates
Since its inception and immediately after the project fundraising launch, the local media took a break from political news and has been keenly monitoring the progress of this project at the same time publishing continuous articles about the center.
KPMG was the first corporate institution to donate 1 Million Kenyan shillings and this has sparked a lot of interest from many more corporate institutions, parastatals, alumni, individuals and friends of Nairobi University.
Want to be part of this Project?
The Alumni Office is actively engaging Corporates, Alumni and friends to make this project a success. If you would like to be part of this success story please write to us via the contacts provided below or pay us a visit in our new offices:
University of Nairobi Alumni Association
Kenya Science Campus, Ngong Road, Opposite Nakumatt Junction