CAREER AND MENTORSHIP PROGRAM IN MAKUENI COUNTY
The school of environmental studies has been engaging other stakeholders in various community outreach programs in an effort to market its programmes and educate the community on various issues affecting our Environment in general. Some of these are Global warming, climate change, Desertification, soil erosion ect. Our students have participated in various activities and events in collaboration with other cooperate entities like NEMA, Safaricom, Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Forest Service, Coca Cola, county Governments and many others.
One such event was a three week Career and Mentorship Program in Makueni County where Students from the School of Environmental Studies Department Environmental Studies (community development) and Students from other schools participated. This event was spread in four sub county Schools Kalawa Girls, st Martins Kibwezi, Makuu Girls, Mbukoni Kaketi Secondary Schools and Makueni girls.
A Photo of one of the guests invited responds to questions raised by Students during the career day at St Martins Boys Kibwezi
High School students listen keenly to Kenyatta University Student during the career and mentorship day at Kyamuoso Girls Secondary school
School of Environmental Studies Department of Environmental Studies (Community Development) engages the High School students in a question and Answer session in Kalawa Girls Mbooni
High School students listen keenly to Kenyatta University Student during the career and mentorship day at Makuu Girls
Students were taught on how to develop leadership skills and gain a personal sense of satisfaction from knowing that they've helped someone, expand their knowledge and skills, gain valuable advice from more experienced persons, and build their professional networks. They were also taught on how to encourage and support growth and improvement of others, Guidance/collaboration in research, teaching advice, building a professional network, how to become a leader, receive useful feedback on behavior, receiving guidance on promotion and tenure.
This career and mentorship program was jointly organized by Makueni Kenyatta University students Association (MACKUSA) and Makueni County Education Secretary who sponsored it.
Dean School of Environmental Studies
Makueni Kenyatta University students Association (MACKUSA)
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 March 2020 11:03
WORLD WETLAND DAY CELEBRATION FEBRUARY 2020 AT ENAPUIYAPUI SWAMP IN KIPTUNGA SUBCATCHMENT OF MAU FOREST
World Wetlands Day was first celebrated in 1997. Since then government agencies, non-government organisations and community groups have celebrated World Wetlands Day by undertaking actions to raise public awareness of wetland values and benefits and promote the conservation and wise use of wetlands. These activities include seminars, nature walks, and festivals, announcement of new Ramsar sites, newspaper articles, radio interviews and wetland rehabilitation
Kenyatta University (School of Environmental Students) talks to Ogiek youth living inside the Mau Forest who were invited to mark the Day
The World Wetlands Day (WWD) is commemorated annually on 2nd February since 1971, to mark the day the Ramsar convention was signed in Iran. WWD is celebrated each year under the Theme circulated by the Ramsar Secretariat. In this regards therefore, the Theme for Worlds Wetlands Day 2020 is Wetlands and Biodiversity to raise awareness and the role played by Wetlands in supporting Biodiversity.
A photo showing Kiptunga Forest, in the background is water flowing from the swamp the source of Mara River
The World Wetlands Day (WWD) will be commemorated on 2nd February, 2020 at Enapuiyapui Swamp in Kiptunga Subcatchment of Mau Forest. The School of Environmental Studies (KUNEC) clubs members took part in the national event. This swamp is the source of the Mara River, Ewaso Ngiro Molo , Rongai and molo Rivers, which is the backbone of the Maasai Mara National Reserve and the Serengeti National park in Tanzania, which are national heritage. The Mara River is also the Main source of water for the downstream communities and the whole Mara ecosystems. Therefore the protection of the swamp is key in maintaining continuous flow of the river.
School of Environmental students pose for a photo at Enapuiyapui Swamp at the background is the a section of the swamp covered with grass the source of (Ewaso Ngiro River)
School of Environment students joins others in planting a tree near the Swamp to mark the world wetland Day
The celebration was graced none other than the minister for Environment and Forestry who delivered the main speech, and other stake holders. After the event, all invited guests headed to Egerton University for a luncheon to mark the day. After the luncheon, the students headed back to the University arriving at 10 p.m.
Dean School of Environmental Studies
Safaricom, Ministry of Environment and Forestry (NEMA) and other stake holders
County Government of Narok
Kenyatta University KUNEC club members
Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2020 07:04
The Ornithology Section is a leading center for Ornithological research in Kenya and Africa. The section aims to contribute significantly to the appreciation and conservation of birds and biodiversity through action-oriented research, training, documenting and disseminating information on birds and their habitats.
The counts have been running for the past 30 years and normally cover various sites across the country from Lake Victoria, Rift valley, Nairobi, Central and Costal regions of Kenya. Kenyatta University sewerage Works was sighted as among the regions with a variety of water birds species and is regularly covered during the counts as part of Ornithological sections monitoring programs.
The National Museums of Kenya, Orinthology section, Zoology Department organized 2020 water birds count at Paradise lost in kiambu on Wednesday, 22nd January 2020. Kenyatta University Birding Club students, led by Dr. Cecilia Gichuki, (Department of Environmental Science and Education), Participated in the event on Wednesday starting at 9.30 a.m. to 2.00p.m.
Below are some photos captured by the students during the birds count
Photos 1,2 and 3: Birding club Students from Kenyatta University take a keen look at the Birds Inside paradise lost
Photo: 4 Superb starling
Photo: 5 Cape Robin Chat
Photo: 6 Common Drongo
Photo 4 5 and 6: Some of the birds captured by the students during the count
The students who participated in the event termed the exercise as life time experience and took photos to commemorate the event. They thanked the University management for allowing them to be part of activity.
Dean School of Environmental Studies
Birding Club Officials
Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 February 2020 06:28
Prof. Washington Yotto Ochieng pays a courtesy call to the KU GIS Lab
Prof. Washington Yotto Ochieng (center) posing for a photo with students and staff members outside the GIS Lab within the 8:4:4 complex in Kenyatta University.
Professor Washington Yotto Ochieng from Imperial College London in the UK paid a courtesy call to the GIS Lab on the sidelines of the ongoing Kenyatta University Biennial Research Conference, KUBRIC. Prof. Washington Yotto Ochieng is a keynote speaker in the three-day event taking place at the Business and Student Service Center in the main campus. Among present in the Lab during the courtesy call were staff members and students from the Department of Environmental Planning and Management and the Department of Environmental Sciences.
Prof. Washington Yotto Ochieng talking to the students on the significance of technical competence in research and innovation.
Prof. Washington Yotto Ochieng gave a remarkable talk to the students, encouraging them to showcase their best potential through research and innovation. The narration of his academic journey and intellectual trajectory served to motivate students to apply knowledge and skills in developing sustainable solutions to major problems in the country.
Prof. Washington Yotto Ochieng is an accomplished researcher with interest in the design of positioning and navigation systems for land, sea and air applications. He has made significant contributions to major international projects including the design of the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) and GALILEO. He is the Head of the Centre for Transport Studies and Chair of Positioning and Navigation Systems in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London. KUBRIC is organized by the Division of Research, Innovation and Outreach in Kenyatta University. On Friday, 25th October 2019, he will be making a keynote address in the opening plenary of KUBRIC.
Last Updated on Thursday, 24 October 2019 13:30
A MOTIVATIONAL TALK TO IKUTHA AND KIVUTI JAMES BOYS SECONDARY SCHOOLS
A motivational speaker creates a human experience that awakens the audience and shines a light on the path ahead. The best speeches engage the minds and hearts of people and the best speakers cause each member in the audience to: Remember connect back to their highest purpose as a human being, as a team, or as a company. The general purpose of a speech is to inform, persuade or entertain an audience. All speeches fall into one of these three categories. Remember which helps one to connect back to their highest purpose as a human being, as a team, or as a company. The speakers move the audience beyond daily distractions and lead them back to remember what their mission is in the first place.
He also helps them rethink and see their life and work with new eyes. They create an environment and thought-provoking content that leads people to dwell in possibility and see things from new angles of vision. The final purpose is respond to compel words into action. They use powerful stories and illustrations that light a fire in people and stimulate an authentic desire to be a catalyst for positive change in their life and work. The speech comes to life!
Kenyatta University Students (Kitui South Association) and school of Environmental studies (EPM) students organized a trip to Ikutha and Kivuti James Ndonyi Secondary Schools for a motivational talk. The trip started at 4.00 a.m. at and took 6.00 hrs to arrive at the School. Kitui County is located in the former Eastern province of Kenya, about 160 Km east of Nairobi and it is one of the largest counties in the country covering an area of 30, 496.5 square Kilometers.
This was a volunteer initiative by the students and mainly discussed among other things: Time management, Goals and goal settings, dreams and other ambitions, talents and hobbies and university among other things. The 250 students who attended the function said that they had learned a lot from the talk and asked them organize another bigger event that will cover a range of other issues affecting mentorship of secondary school students. They also took time to market the School by giving them School brochures with they had carried in plenty. They left the University at 6.30.p.m. and arrived at 1.00 a.m
Last Updated on Friday, 13 September 2019 10:05
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