Campus Outreach Programmes for The Year 2012-2013
Six needy schools were selected from different counties which neighbour Nairobi, for CampusOutreach Programmes (COP). A presentationon Demystifying Science was madeto the students who realized that we encounterMathematics, Physics, Chemistry,Biology and ICT in everyday life. Studentswere informed of the courses and careersthey would take once they study sciencesubjects. They were also informed of othernon-science courses offered at TU-K.
The students had an opportunity to ask questions on subjects and the financial assistance ffered by the universities among other things. The COP team responded to the issues raised. Each school received ten (10) hotplates for Science laboratories/Home science kitchens. The hotplates had been donated to the TU-K Directorate of Industrial and Professional Partnerships by Hotpoint Appliances Ltd.
Some of the schools visited included;Ruthimitu Girls Secondary School, Nairobi County, the school serves the “a rural” community and has about 300 students.The girls had been using charcoal burners for Home Science practical and therefore were grateful for the donation.
Other Schools included; Kiandu Mixed Secondary School, North Tetu, Nyeri County, Mbaikini Secondary School, Machakos County, Ngwata Mixed Secondary School,Makueni County, Kamunyaka Mixed Secondary School, Kinangop, Nyandarua County and Enoomatasiani Girls Secondary School, Ngong, Kajiado Country .
Volunteering and Community Responsibilities
Two voluntary activities were carried out, training needy communities in; computer packages at Kibera District Commissioner (DC’s) office, and software time-tabling in Ruthimitu Girls Secondary School, Nairobi County.
The DC’s office was identified as one of the local administrative office with computers but having staff who were not well trained in computer packages. The DC nominated six clerks to be trained, provided a room for training and gave enough computers. The trainers from TU-K covered the following topics; Introduction to computer, Microsoft Word & Mail Merging, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Power Point.
In Ruthimitu Girls, the Principal nominated four teachers in charge of timetable. They were trained and are currently using the software in preparation of their school timetable