Nutritional assessment
Presenting certificates to the Acting Director, Dr. Jane Mwangi
Male reproductive health awareness session
Medical camp held in Karura village in Mwiki Kasarani Sub county on Saturday 6th July 2019
Medical camp held in Karura village in Mwiki, Kasarani Sub county on Saturday 6th July, 2019
Medical camp held in Karura village in Mwiki, Kasarani Sub county on Saturday 6th July, 2019
COEP Cordis Maria Medical Camp 2019

Q: How does the University define community service?
A: KU defines community service as actions designed to improve the quality of life for community residents, particularly low-income residents. Fields that typically meet this definition are: health care; mentoring; literacy training; welfare; social services; neighborhood improvement; public safety; crime prevention and control; recreation; rural development; conservation; reforestation; and community improvement.

Q: Why would I want to be a part of the Community Service program?
A: As a service program, it is mutually beneficial to staff, students and the community. Students receive valuable experience and service to humanity exemplifies how Christ served and is a blessing.

Q: What is Outreach and Extension?
A: Outreach and extension is defined as meaningful continuation and mutually beneficial collaborations with partners in all the areas of expertise involving research that:
•    Makes what we discover useful beyond the academic community.
•    Teaching that enables learning beyond the campus walls.
•    Service that directly benefits the public by addressing societal issues.

Q: How do I know if I am doing outreach work?
A: If you are involving your teaching, learning and research to engage with the nonacademic community in mutually beneficial activities, you are in a big way participating in outreach work.
Q: How does the individual faculty/staff member benefit from community outreach?
•    Enriched teaching/learning
•    Increased student motivation
•    Meaningful interactions with the community
•    Seeing that your research, teaching, or service have an impact in the real world
•    A better understanding of the direct consequences of their teaching and research for society
•    Goodwill generated by many outreach and extension projects
•    Financial support for research or teaching
Q: How do students benefit from outreach and engagement?
Student benefits include:
•    The opportunity to link theory to practice and apply learning in community contexts
•    Access to research, new knowledge, internships, and various kinds of off-campus learning opportunities
•    An enhanced sense of civic responsibility
•    Personal, interpersonal, and leadership development
•    An appreciation for diversity
•    Deeper understanding of subject fields and problem-solving ability
•    Practical opportunities to prepare for the world and careers they will enter
Q: How are we encouraging outreach and extension at Kenyatta University?
•    Supporting University wide outreach activities in all campuses
•    Developing leadership and structure right from the individual to the entire University
•    Making current activities more visible and current outreach and extension initiatives research driven
•    Encouraging, nurturing, and recognizing effective university-community partnerships through communication, education, funding, and awards
•    Acknowledging participation in Outreach activities through letters of appreciation and certificates of participation.
Q: How are students recruited?
A: Once you have entered into a formal agreement with the Directorate, Department, School or club by filling in the Student’s Community Service Application form and having it approved, you should be able to be recruited.

Q: Are certificates awarded?
A: Yes depending on the Programme or Training.

Q: Who can I contact with questions about the Community Service Program?
A: Please contact the Director, Community Outreach and Extension Programmes.

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