uon foundation launch

In his opening address, Prof. Kiama, the University Foundation Secretary, extended a heartfelt appreciation to the Chancellor, chair of the foundation, trustees, partners, sponsors, alumni, staff, and students whose collective efforts and unwavering commitment had enabled the remarkable achievement of raising a staggering Ksh.40 million in 2022.

The Chair of the Council, Prof. Amukowa Anangwe, on his part stressed the importance of engaging with graduates and alumni to foster a culture of philanthropy. Prof. Anangwe also expressed the university’s council readiness to support such endeavours by way of creating a conducive policy environment and providing budgetary support for a strengthened university-based mechanism for alumni engagement.

In her heartfelt speech, the Chancellor Dr. Vijoo Rattansi conveyed gratitude for attendees' commitment to the institution's noble cause of resource mobilization. Acknowledging the economic challenges globally and within Kenya she emphasized the trustees' dedication to prudent and sustainable management of the foundation's resources. The Chancellor expressed thanks for the generous contributions and recognized the sacrifices made by contributors, noting that the success of the foundation is predicated not on the quantum but on the richness of each contribution. “Our timeless mission is to underwrite a rock-solid financial base upon which a self-sustaining University of Nairobi will be anchored,” she said.