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Elimika awards scholarships and internships to students

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The Elimika Programme has awarded scholarships to three students pursuing their education at the University of Nairobi.

In addition, three young people have been given internships.

Speaking during the awards ceremony, Prof. Judith Bahemuka, the Elimika Team leader and Chair UNESCO/UNITWIN, said that giving scholarships and internships has always been the programme’s tradition. The recipients, who were identified on a competitive basis, have a great responsibility to help in capacity building in the implementation of the programme as the projects ambassadors.

‘Elimika,’ the Programme, seeks to equip Kenyans with better understanding of the Kenyan Constitution 2010 on issues of governance, leadership and integrity and human rights. The programme has created an opportunity to relook at education and build knowledge blocks that will help Kenyans articulate their rights and responsibilities.

Prof. Bahemuka revealed that the Elimika Programme is closing its second phase in which the project covered five counties: Turkana, Homa Bay, Makueni, Kwale and Nairobi. The Elimika team has conducted research and is implementing the findings of the studies.

The Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Enos Njeru, challenged the recipients to reach out to youth in the counties, enlighten them on matters of development and constitutionalism.

The Elimika team has mentored young musicians from the counties to compose and perform songs celebrating the Constitution. In addition, the team has developed a manual which represents a framework for promoting community capacity building initiated by the University of Nairobi, Ford Foundation and WorldAhead Group.

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