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Blog: MBA Welcoming Cocktail Inspires CSR Initiative

  Feb 26, 2016

As a growing tradition, Master of Business Administration students, faculty and staff have on an annual basis had a welcoming cocktail to usher in incoming MBA students. However, this year’s welcoming cocktail was nowhere close to a tradition. Inspired by the children of Kwetu Home of Peace, Wangari Kibanya, (MBA Year 2) has dedicated her participation to the Kilimanjaro Premium Marathon (21 KM) to raise funds in support of the Kwetu Home of Peace; a rehabilitation center for street children. Wangari Kibanya and her colleagues, MBA class of 2017 group, have sought to inspire and put a simile on the faces of the children through hearty donations aimed at purchasing shoes and clothes for the children.

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The event organized on 20th February 2016, did not fall short of inspiration and laughter, a perfect treat to the warm rewarding weather which made networking under the sunny afternoon fulfilling.

Class representatives took to stage, with each one taking the opportunity to fervently guide the fresh lot. “Good lasting times require good balance of studies, work, family and the one’s overall social life,” remarked Daniel Mainye, Seven Seas Technology, (MBA Evening Year 2). “Endeavor to learn as much as you can, not being fixated to examinations,” George Odenyo, MTN Kenya, (MBA Modular Yr.2).

Remarks from Dr. Vincent Ogutu, Vice Dean Talent Development, ignited the students to introspectively look into how they could be the next pack of great innovators, who would exceedingly surpass expectation in transforming the lives of the people around them. “Most of us have a closet interest, one that you secretly wish to pursue; a passion that you have not yet exploited. Make today, the day you step out of that closet and aspire to change your society.” “The greatest joy that we share as a business school is in the possibility of a dream today, impacting the lives of other people tomorrow,” he added.

To exemplify the mission of the Business School in service to society, he gave four of the invited children from Kwetu Home of Peace the opportunity to address the MBA Students. Through heart felt inspiring stories, one by one, the children took to stage, sharing their aspirations.

Lastly, Dr. Vincent encouraged the students to wear their SBS identity with pride, as they embody its values.

The afternoon faded off, with cheerful clicking’s of wine glasses, courtesy of Victoria Mulu, Wine Director, Ethnovino, hearty background laughs and a rewarding sunset, a serene ambience setting from the 2nd floor balcony view.

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