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The vision, mission and core values of the University demonstrates the importance placed upon research activities within the University. Find out more below.

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Colleges

As a result of rapid expansion and complexities in administration, the university has a decentralized administration composed of six campus colleges headed by principals.

 

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Operationalization of the Centre for Self-Sponsored Programmes (CESSP)

We are informing all our stakeholders that the University of Nairobi has resolved to operationalize the Centre for Self Sponsored Programmes (CESSP).

CESSP was established by the University of Nairobi vide Statute XXXV in 2005. It has however, remained un-operational as its functions were being carried out by the University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services (UNES) Limited, a fully-owned subsidiary company of the University. UNES was formed by the University in 1996 with the mandate of carrying out commercial activities on behalf of the University.
 
To refocus UNES to its core mandate, the University Council, in consultation with the UNES Board, resolved in 2014 to transfer to the University the management of student fees, which was being carried out by UNES on an agency basis. Consequently, the University has undertaken to operationalize CESSP so as to assign the management of student fees to it as it was established for that purpose. This decision was also made in order to enable UNES to reposition itself on its original mandate and to better exploit emerging business opportunities, thereby creating greater value for the University.
 

A call to volunteer: Crafts for cure

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.” 
― Fyodor DostoyevskyNotes from Underground

This sums up Today’s society. Buzz words such as ‘personal growth’ ‘self-improvement’ are thrown around and pretty much cover up how selfish we have become. What is in it for me? How do I stand to benefit? We use these questions to assess every situation.

More often than not, our vision is clouded due to pursuing our own interests. It is important to take a step back and look at life from different eyes and volunteering offers exactly that. Volunteering gives you a sense of accomplishment, an opportunity to connect with people and a chance to give back to society. Most importantly, the greatest treasures are stored up in people and volunteering is a direct avenue to investing in the lives of others you would otherwise never cross paths with.

Crafts for Cure is an art therapy program initiated by AIESEC University of Nairobi in 2012 for cancer pediatric patients at the Kenyatta National Hospital that runs every Friday from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

Students opportunity: Parliamentary Attachment and Internship Programme

The Parliament of Kenya currently has in place an attachment and internship programme for students studying in public universities in Kenya. The programme seeks to-

Provide students with an opportunity to gain practical knowledge regarding the area of study by integrating theory with practice; and Serve as a platform through which the students can learn about the work environment and its demands

The Parliamentary Attachment and Internship Programme is open to students who are required to undertake an attachment programme as part of their academic qualifications students who wish to gain technical experience in their area of specialization. The attachment programme runs for a period of three months while the internship programme runs for a period of six months.

From self-help group to life-changing water company

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Imagine access to safe water trapping you in a cycle of struggle, preventing you from improving your life? A research-supported self-help group took action in Wandiege community, Kenya, ultimately be coming entrepreneurs running a sustainable water company that’s transforming women’s lives.
 
Life in Wandiege Community
 
It’s a half kilometre walk to the River Auji, but the women of Wandiege, a poor informal settlement known as Manyatta B on the east side of Kisumu County, have to walk this distance to fetch their water from the river.  Traditionally, women in this region are responsible for fetching water for the whole household, so bear the brunt of poor water access, and of the poor sanitation that plagues the Wandiege Community. It's not only adult women that are caught in this trap of gender norms and scarce resources that include negative impacts on health, time and energy available for investment in productive activities. Girl children are sometimes forced to be late or even miss school to help their mothers fetch water, impacting on their education.
 
Traditionally, women in this region are responsible for fetching water for the whole household, so bear the brunt of poor water access, and of the poor sanitation that plagues the Wandiege Community
 
The Wandiege Community sought to address their situation. A self-help group was formed with the initial aim of sensitizing the community to the area’s poor water and sanitation situation. Sensitization campaigns were held, community support was solicited and technical advice offered by non-governmental organization, SANA International. These interventions lead to the idea of a water supply project for the region.