Under the leadership of the Chancellor, Dr. Mrs Vijoo Rattansi, the University of Nairobi launched an ednowment fund. This historical event took place on 2nd September, 2015 at the Serena Hotel.
In Her speech, the Chancellor noted that the University of Nairobi has enrolled very bright students, but some of them are needy. The lack of financial resources impedes full performance in their studies.
While giving her contributon of Kshs. 1 M to the kitty, Dr. Rattansi noted that the funds will go a long way in helping the needy students finish their studies and see their dreams realised.
Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, in his speech said that as a university, we have a huge role to play in the society, in equipping the students to be the change agents we want to see in Kenya and in the world.
The aim of the Endowment Fund is two-fold ; give the bright needy students an opportunity to pursue higher education and raise African stars who will be change agents in companies, organizations not just in Kenya but in Africa.
In attendance was Ambassador Francis Muthaura, Bidco CEO, Vimal Shah, Rockefeller Foundation Africa Managing Director, Mamadou Biteye, Chase Bank C.E.O. Peter Njaga who sponsored the breakfast. Also present were ; Dr. Idle Farah, Chairman, University Council and members of the University Management Board.