SOS Training Institute and University of Nairobi to Collaborate
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Date and time: 
Tue, 2017-10-17 09:56

The University of Nairobi and SOS Training Institute will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU and work together with the middle level college to improve the quality of its training programs. 

This was revealed when Prof. Henry Mutoro, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs was speaking during the second graduation ceremony at the SOS Training Institute, Nairobi on Friday, November, 13, 2017. SOS founded some three decades ago has been home to over 1000 children, mostly orphans and abandoned children. The institute has five children villages, two primary schools, one secondary schools and a technical training institute. SOS provides a home for children in need and provides them as well with tools towards self-reliance.  In the technical institute, students learn courses like fashion design, food and beverage, woodwork and electrical installation.

Prof. Mutoro, during the inspection of various labs at the institute, observed that, the University of Nairobi is endowed with such much potential in the field of engineering. “You can work with our professors in electrical engineering and we can improve the quality of your electrical engineering, installation and the quality of your training programs”, he said. 

This is not the end of your education. Please enroll for your degrees and higher degrees. “Run your own race. Though the journey can be long, don’t give up”.  This was the message by Prof. Mutoro during the graduation, where some 96 graduands were awarded diplomas.  The graduands were as well urged to create employment for many jobless youth and help in growing the Kenyan economy. 

Dr. Alice Kibui, Education Director, SOS Kenya, reminded the graduating class to remain focused in life in order to achieve their goals. She as well reminded graduands to use their knowledge to make a living and to make a difference in the society. In her concluding remarks, she urged the graduands to dream more and achieve more.

The Principal, Mr. Gabriel Maina, congratulated Class of 2017 for a job well done and urged them to be proud employers. He as well emphasized the need for the graduands to continue their academic endevours.

SOS Institute is supported by among others: Housing Finance, CBA Bank, Safaricom, Shangilia Mtoto Africa, Dandora Baptist Church, Kariobangi Catholic Church, Lewa Wildlife, PCEA Kariobangi North among other institutions. Prof. Mutoro pledged the join the long list of donors who support SOS. This will be part of University of Nairobi Corporate Social Responsibility.

 

 

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