The founder of a charity program for orphans in Homabay County has told USIU-Africa students to find local solutions to fund good causes here at home, because foreign sources are certain to eventually dry up. Ms Consolata A. Kunyada, director of the 10-year old, UK donor funded Mango Tree Orphan Support Program, was a guest lecturer in the CFD 6180 Resource Mobilization class taught by Assistant Professor Kodi Barth in the MA in Communications Studies program at the School of Science and Technology.

USIU-Africa hosted Mr. Bob Collymore (Safaricom Chief Executive Officer) to deliver the Keynote Address of the Inaugural Chancellor’s Public Lecture on Wednesday, June 7 in the auditorium. The Lecture gathered industry leaders, policy makers, government, researchers, academia, civil society and students to discuss how to leverage the digital disruption and design their preferred future. 

Associate Professor of Computer Science Dr. Charlie Obimbo from the University of Guelph, in the Canadian city of Ontario, has returned to USIU-Africa for a second time as a Carnegie Africa Diaspora Fellowship Program Fellow.

The Peer Educators and Counselors Club (PECC) held a graduation ceremony for 18 students on Friday, June 2. The annual ceremony concludes two and a half semesters of training - a journey that this time round began in during the Fall 2016 semester.

The Academic Research Office is hosting the first annual Research Bazaar on Wednesday, June 14 in the library bookshop.

The USIU-Africa Chapter of the Kenya Red Cross Society in conjunction with Blood Link Foundation carried out a blood drive within the campus on Wednesday 7th June 2017. The drive is held every semester to replenish blood banks at local hospitals and emergency care units.

United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) and National Youth Green Growth Secretariat (NY2GS) of Kenya partnered with the USIU-Africa Environmental Society (ENSO) club to host university students from Nairobi to usher in the World Environmental Day 2017 themed “Connecting People to Nature” on Sunday June 4 at the auditorium.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences will this week host the region’s first Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference from June 15-16 in the auditorium. Based on the theme “Challenges in the Administration of Justice and Emerging Crimes in East Africa”, the conference will bring together academics and practitioners in criminal justice to discuss challenging issues pertaining to the administration of justice and the response to emerging crimes in the region, such as money laundering, organized crime, human trafficking, terrorism and other related mutual assistance issues.

Basketball

The ladies basketball team have had low blows in the ongoing Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) Women’s Premier League since the beginning of this year, this according to their coach George Mayienga is because they have lost five key players. Sarah Chan (team’s top scorer) left the team because of injuries while Cynthia Irankunda (point guard) is away in Uganda. In addition Georgia Adhiambo joined Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) while Zipporah Adhiambo has been training because of work commitments.

The School of Science and Technology in conjunction with the Intel Student Developer Program and the IT Club of USIU-Africa are set to host an Artificial Intelligence workshop on Saturday, June 10 at the Innovation and Incubation Center.