We did it! We raised Kshs.1,283, 409 in cash and in-kind food donations valued at Kshs.48, 924.
The USIU-Africa community donation will feed 1,332 individuals. Thank you very much for your overwhelming support.
As you may be aware more than 2.7 million Kenyans are facing starvation and are in dire need of urgent and immediate relief. The situation is critical, leading the government to declare drought a national disaster.
More than 357, 285 children are acutely malnourished with at least three counties of Turkana, Marsabit and Mandera reporting a Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) Rate of above 30%. GAM rate is one of the basic indicators for assessing the severity of a humanitarian crisis. The situation has escalated from disaster to alarm which the Kenya Red Cross Society describes as, “an extreme drought situation where all water sources have dried out and 90% of the total population not only rely on relief food but also need water supply for survival”.
Paul Tiyambe Zeleza
Vice Chancellor and Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences
United States International University-Africa
Good afternoon! Mrs. Jordan, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, I wish to begin by thanking the organizers of this luncheon for the singular honor of asking me to address you this afternoon on this year's International Women's Day whose theme is “Be Bold for Change and Peace.” On this we celebrate women's achievements and remind ourselves of the continuous struggles for gender equality and women's empowerment.