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Mechanical Engineering launch a peace intiative
The Department of Mechanical Engineering has equipped wells as a symbol of peace. Through Friends of Mechanical Engineering (FME), the department recently launched Kiu Ya Amani (Thirst for peace) campaign aimed at voicing the cries of the young and innocent who are affected when peace does not prevail.
Caption: Launch of Kiu Ya Amani Campaign by Officials from Davis & Shirtliff in the Presence of Prof. Stephen Mutuli (2nd left), Chairman, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Mr. Simon Ndulu (extreme right), Chief Technologist and Mr. Desmond Tutu (extreme left), Chairman of Friends of Mechanical Engineering (FME)
FME will partner with other organizations to achieve Kiu Ya Amani campaign goals. In every county, one school with hand dug water well will be identified. Students from the schools picked will be required to write compositions or insha on peace and the best will be compiled into a peace journal that will be published online and distributed through different platforms.
The school will then have their water well equipped with a pump and storage tank. This will be a symbol of quenching their thirst for peace. Beneficiaries of the campaign will become peace ambassadors in their communities.
A sticker banner bearing the logos of all partner organizations will be put on the storage tanks throughout the 47 counties.
Established six years ago, FME is an organization that is entirely driven by students and alumni of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The organization looks into ways of being agents of positive change in the society.