The University over the years has ensured that it partners with the local community through our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative, which is part of our core mandate as an Institution of Higher Learning in the region. Therefore, in maintaining our core mandate, the University once again in its CSR initiative Phase II donated food stuffs, UoE alcohol-based hand sanitizers, Multi-Purpose Liquid Detergents and face masks to the vulnerable communities to cushion them from the effects of the deadly virus of COVID-19.
The food donations which were flagged off Friday 24th July, 2020 from the Uasin Gishu County Commissioner office witnessed more than 5 Children’s Homes in Kuinet, Kimumu, Langas, and Moiben Sub counties as well as over 300 Boda-Boda riders benefiting from the yet another noble CSR Initiative course enhanced by the University.
The Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Mr. Abdirisack Jaldesa in his speech implored on the importance of people coming together and standing with the vulnerable in the community. Mr. Abdirisack Jaldesa, who co-chairs the Uasin Gishu County Emergency Response Team together with the Governor, thanked the University for the two (2) phases of the Kind Donations and highlighted that the University has been in the frontline to cushion the most vulnerable in the County. He further acknowledged the innovation of Hand Sanitizers and Multi-Purpose by the university researchers, informing that this will go a long way in helping the public in cutting down the spread of the virus. He finalized by pleading with the public to follow the issued guidelines by the Ministry of Health.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (AF), Prof. Wilson Ng’etich representing the Vice-Chancellor also highlighted that since the crisis began the University of Eldoret Research Unit in Conjunction with the University Professors and Lecturers have been working hard to innovate ways of combating and counteracting the adverse effects of this pandemic, and as such, informed that the University has unveiled her own made UoE Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizers and a Multi-Purpose Liquid Detergents (successfully prepared and manufactured in the university laboratories by department of Chemistry & Bio-Chemistry). He finalized by also urging the public to abide by the rules and guidelines issued by the government through the Ministry of Health as a way of preventing and controlling a sharp increase in the magnitude of this deadly virus.
Also present during the flagging off ceremony were the CEC Health, Hon. Evelyn Rotich, MCA Kimumu, Hon. Sarah Malel, MCA Moiben, Hon. Noah Kemboi, MCA Racecourse, Hon. Amos Kiptanui, Director Racecourse Children Home, Bishop Wilson Kurui and Assistant County Commissioner Chepkoilel Mr. San. The UoE team included; Dean School of Science, Prof. Samuel Lutta and members of UoE CSR Committee (Ag. CAMM Dr. Wambui Ng'ang'a, Deputy Registrar Admissions, Dr. Richard Ochieng, Ms. Katherine Nelima and Hellen Inyangala). A team of graduate clerks which included; Ronald Makori, Bill Koitilion and Micheal Wafula, assisted with the distribution of the donations to the various homes.
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