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From the Classroom to the Community

  May 31, 2018

The inaugural class of Master of  Science in Development Finance (MDF) students last Saturday undertook a Corporate Social Activity at Gatwekera slums in Kibera. The activity was done in conjunction with United Cultural Empowerment and Social Community Organization (UCESCO).

The students did a clean up exercise, played a friendly match with the Women’s Saving Group and bonded with the residents so as to understand issues affecting the community, with the aim of developing sustainable projects to improve the livelihood of Gatwekera community members.

The class president, Mrs. Makandi Muchiri, noted that in their quest to contribute in matters development, it was critical for them to start lighting the candles of hope, empowerment and safe environment for those at the bottom of the pyramid.

Gatwekera is part of Kibera slum, which is the largest slum in Nairobi and the largest urban slum in Africa.

The Programs Director in Financial Services Hub at Strathmore Business School, Joseph Munyao, emphasized the goal of the MDF Programme is to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to make meaningful contribution to development.

Mrs. Makandi called on other students in the institution and the community at large to come up with impactful projects to develop various communities.

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September intake for the Master of Science in Development Finance is ongoing.

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