Today, the University of Nairobi Alumni Association has handed over 6 handwashing stations to the 6 University Colleges which were received by the DVC Academic Affairs, Prof. Julius Ogengo on behalf of the various College Principals. Various members of the Executive Committee and Alumni Chapter Chairs were also in attendance. This is part of the efforts to combat the deadly virus and improve general sanitation as well as to ensure preparedness as the resumption to the various academic programs is ongoing. The DVC also noted that this was a very key contribution since it aims also to save lives which is more of service humanity and the University is well pleased to receive. The units are also to be deployed to the various colleges as soon as possible.
This adds up to the support UoN Alumni has presented towards it’s Alma Mater as a mutual and strategic partner. The Association therefore calls on all Alumni from every sector of the Kenyan and global economy to consider extending their support to their Alma Mater through the Association. The Association is always ready to receive, discuss and implement ideas as well to foster valuable relationships and partnerships. As a case, the Veterinary Medicine Alumni Chapter Chair, Prof. Mande John Demesi, who is also among the pioneers of the Association noted that the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies is a key product of such relationships. He also reiterated on the need to rejuvenate and leverage on the Alumni Chapters.
Prof. Julius Mwabora, Chiromo Alumni Chapter Chairman also reported some of the milestones they have achieved as a Chapter such as giving out scholarships to students, get togethers among others. These testimonials portray the importance of the Alumni Chapters as a key arm of the Alumni Association.