The recently concluded Strathmore Business School Charity Golf Cup was a hub of all cheers as members of the SBS alumni network, partners and sponsors and friends of the Business School turned out in large numbers to participate in the charity golf tournament. The initiative was aimed at raising funds in support of Eastlands College of Technology (ECT).
ECT is a project of Strathmore Education Trust (SET), a public charitable trust incorporated in Kenya and established to promote educational initiatives. In 2002, the Trustees of SET appointed a committee to assess an entry strategy in the education & training sector intended to serve the least privileged people of the Kenyan society. After extensive consultation with private and public sector stakeholders, the Eastlands Centre was set up.
The Eastlands Centre is an after school educational centre, offering Certificate for Electronics and Electrical Technology (CEET), Youth Empowerment Project and a Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) 10-day training program run in conjunction with Samaschool. The Centre is located in the low income and highly populated Eastlands area of Nairobi and promotes the educational and personal development of Nairobi’s Eastlands youth.
The funds raised during the tournament will assist in the purchase of the institution’s lab equipment, student school fees and other learning resources.
Prof. David Sperling, founding principal Strathmore University talked of the driving legacy of SET in molding Kenya’s education sector. “Our biggest inspiration has been to inspire a non-commercial legacy that changes the face of the educational landscape in Kenya.” He commended the support given by well wishers, attributing Strathmore University’s successes to the generous giving by individuals who continue to believe in its mission. “We celebrate you for being our champions by helping us realise our hopes and ambitions,”he concluded.
Appreciation remarks followed through with each speaker acclaiming the noble cause in support of ECT and towards the greater goal of improving the quality of education in technical and vocational training.
Mr. Austine Omeno, ECT Principal talked about the mission of the institution in empowering the underprivileged youth of Eastlands, describing the interventions at hand to better the quality and standard of the Eastlands Center learning environment. “We believe that empowering the youth of Eastlands College of Technology is equal to empowering the whole community. By equipping young people with the proper skills set, we share in their aspirations to better their lives and of those around them.”
“We are encouraged by our students who have expressed their eagerness to learn through tremendously excelling in their school work and maintaining a disciplined and ethical work mantra which we know is crucial in the development of our society today,”he added. Lastly, he thanked all those who stood up to the gracious call by honoring the institution with their support.
Strathmore Business School extends its appreciation to the following esteemed array of sponsors: LiTTLE RED, Renault Group, Safaricom Limited, Citi Bank, Coke-Cola Company, Senior Management Leadership Program (SMLP) Class of 2016, Standard Media Group, Serena Hotels Group, Sports Station, Intercontinental, Emirates, PRC, UAP, Satguru, and Haco Tiger Brands.