USIU-Africa community raise funds to educate students experiencing financial constrains during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Solomon Mainye

The USIU-Africa Month of giving that kicked off on June 22 has seen encouraging participation from the University community network through generous contributions. The donations realized will allow students to continue with their studies that are delivered remotely through the Learning Management System, Blackboard. In addition, financially constrained students will be able to receive scholarship grants, enabling them to continue with their education uninterrupted.

There has been significant involvement from various stakeholders within the USIU-Africa community. Students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents and the leadership have even come together, appealing to their respective constituents to take part in this noble cause through the hashtag #EducateYourOwn. You can find the campaign videos from staff and alumni by visiting the links: and

The campaign has realized significant donations with 68 percent of total donors so far comprising of students and alumni. Below is a breakdown of what has been raised so far:

Students 33% 36% Kes 71,000
Staff & Faculty 16% 12% Kes 20,000
Alumni 20% 32% Kes 20,000
Parents 13% 19% Kes 7,000
Leadership 18% 1% Kes 50,000

The campaign is still ongoing and we would like to encourage you to continue supporting and impacting a student’s life through:

  1. Personal giving/donation which can be done through:
    1. M-Pesa Paybill (Business no: 516900, Account no: Giving2020) or
    2. Pledging through visiting:

2. Sharing the campaign within your network/circle through Facebook, Instagram, email, WhatsApp and text.

For queries or more information, contact us at 0730 116 640 or email

Be inspired. Great things happen when you give!

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