Maseno University Receives Donation of Equipment from the Centre of International Migration (CIM)
Maseno University has benefited from donations of electronic equipment from the Centre of International Migration (CIM), a division of German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).
CIM procured and processed work place equipment such as a Mark IV Camera, a Thermal inkjet printer, digital recorder, microphone, laptop, software and other assorted equipment to the tune of 1,000,000 Kshs for use by the returning expert- Dr. Loreen Maseno and the department. Dr. Maseno is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Religion, Theology and Philosophy, was a Humboldt Fellow at the University of Bayreuth from 2015 and affirms the support of the Chairperson of the department Dr. E. Faki, SASS Dean Prof. D. Ongarora and DVC ASA Prof Mary Kipsat for their inspiration at the workplace that encouraged her to apply for the equipment.
Prof. Nyabundi while receiving the donations affirmed that Maseno University puts heavy premium on such collaborative approach, partnerships for exchange of students and staff, research, infrastructure and facilities improvement.
He added, “I see very good intergovernmental partnerships and linkages aimed at making a big difference in the society. This is consistent with the strategic direction of the university, our philosophy of inspiring the society that we live in.
“The equipment we are receiving today will not only serve the university but will also serve the society and so the university is living its vision, its mission and philosophy of linking society and encouraging them all,” Prof. Nyabundi said.
Also present at the event was Dr.Loreen Maseno a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Religion, Theology and Philosophy, School of Arts and Social Sciences (SASS) who is a returning expert from the German Corporation. She noted that the donation was an expression of strong friendship between Maseno University and the Centre of International Migration (CIM) adding that it will go a long way in boosting Maseno University’s curricular agenda.
Prof. Mary Kipsat thanked the government of Germany for providing scholarships annually to Kenyan students to study in Germany in various fields saying these scholarships have become the most competitive because they are fully paid and the courses offered are very good for building capacity in Kenya.
On her part, Ms. Cynthia Kamau who represented the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) said the donation was just the beginning of a longer journey and was hopeful of having more collaboration with Maseno University, adding that the donation forms part of a joint development cooperation project by the German Government.