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Important information on SONU Elections 2015

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The following are important documents concerning the SONU 2015 Elections:
 

ANNOUNCEMENT: SONU ELECTIONS

I hereby announce, under Article 18 subsection (1) of the SONU Constitution (2015), that the SONU elections shall be held on Friday 10th April, 2015.
 
Other details will be communicated in due course, namely:-
  1. Nomination date
  2. Nomination procedure
  3. Date of commencement of official campaigns.
 
Prospective candidates and students are advised to refrain from activities which are inconsistent with the rules and regulations of the Electoral Commission, such as early campaigns before nominations, or unruly conduct.  Violation of any election rules or regulations, and/or the Rules and Regulations Governing the Organization, Conduct and Discipline of Students of the University of Nairobi will lead to appropriate disciplinary action, including automatic disqualification from the election process.
 

Online room application for academic year 2015/2016 for continuing students

All 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th years students in all colleges and 2nd year CHSS students currently on vacation
 
All students who have not commenced their 2015/2016 academic year are hereby requested to apply for consideration for room allocation. The online room application exercise is scheduled to start on 15th March 2015 and end on 15th April 2015 Midnight.
 
You are hereby encouraged to apply to avoid any inconveniences.  Take note that there shall be no extension after the closure on the 15th April 2015 midnight. All queries pertaining to online room application process should be addressed to the undersigned through email addresses hamis@uonbi.ac.ke or cho-swa@uonbi.ac.ke or telephone 0204913433 or 0204913405
 
Please comply to avoid any inconvenience.
 

Launch of Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa (YALDA)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
H.E Dr Martin Kimani Kenya's Ambassador and Head of Mission to the United Nations Office in Nairobi, the UNEP and the UN Habitat will officiate the Launch of Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa
 
Date: Friday February 27, 2015  
 
Time: 9:15am to 1:30pm
 
Venue: 8-4-4 Multipurpose Hall Main Campus, University of Nairobi.
 
Other guests include H.E Dr Evans Kidero the Governor to Nairobi City County Government,
Janah Ncube CEO Oxfam Pan Africa, Migwa Ndhiga, CEO Magiq Lens Kenya among others.
 
Theme: TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
 
All are welcome.
 

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.
 

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

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.
 
The transfer of students fees to the University is essentially aimed at enabling UNES to discharge its original mandate of carrying out income generating activities. The main function of CESSP will be to coordinate and promote activities of self-sponsored programmes. Specifically, CESSP will be in charge of fees collection, disbursement of funds to various units of the University, payment to service providers and provision of other financial management for student fees for self-sponsored students in accordance with applicable University of Nairobi policies.
 

International Mother Tongue Day 2015

The Department of Linguistics and Languages in collaboration with UNESCO and the Bible Translation and Literacy (BTL) will be hosting this year’s International Mother Tongue day as from February 18- 20, 2015.

This day is set aside to celebrate cultural diversity across the globe.  During the celebrations, people are encouraged to maintain the knowledge of their mother language while learning and using more than one language.

A series of papers will be presented during the event.  Various multicultural activities which promote social cohesion, cultural awareness and tolerance will also be presented.

 

 

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.