Freida Brown Day Chronicles: A Look Back at a Day of Service and Togetherness
By Christine Kamala
On Friday, September 22, 2023, the spirit of unity and giving back to the community was alive and well as the annual Freida Brown Day unfolded on our campus. This year's event, marked a milestone with a record high registration for participation with 424 people taking part in various activities, individual contribution of items to donate and a first to engage more than one institution concurrently for more impact. The institutions visited included Friends Anduru ECD Center, Cheleta Primary School, Garden Estate Primary School.
Leading up to the day, the campus was abuzz with excitement as the "Spread the Love Campaign" gathered momentum. The USIU-Africa Community generously donated selected items, setting the stage for what would be a heartwarming day of community service.
On the D-day, enthusiastic participants donned their Freida Brown Day shirts, ready to embark on a day of service. Buses departed promptly, to four deserving institutions which presented unique opportunities for service which included mentorship and counseling, cleaning of facilities, garbage collection, tree planting and snacks sharing donation of in-kind items.
On returning to campus, participants gathered for an entertainment session featuring performances and shared experiences from their morning service activities. The Vice Chancellor's speech underscored the significance of the day, thanking participants for their dedication to community service and encouraging ongoing engagement.
The day culminated in a celebratory cake-cutting ceremony, symbolizing the unity and community spirit that define Freida Brown Day. A heartfelt vote of thanks expressed gratitude to participants, sponsors, and partners who made this event possible. Freida Brown Day 2023 will be remembered as a day when our campus community came together to make a difference, forging stronger bonds and leaving a legacy of compassion and service in our hearts.