Stakeholders’ Meeting

On July 2, 2014, we had a stakeholders’ meeting to present the activities and accomplishments from our partnership project that has been USAID-funded. We held the meeting at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development and were welcomed by the Acting Director, Mrs. Mercy Karogo. Prof. Agnes Gathumbi, KU project director, introduced the project. Prof. Joanna Masingila, SU project director, discussed project activities and accomplishments. Dr. Sophie Ndethiu and Dr. David Khatete, KU project team members, presented the recommendations from six collaborative research studies. Mr. Sammy Luvonga and Mr. Dan Onyango, KU students with visual impairments, spoke about the impact the project has had on their academics and lives.

Then we had remarks from some of our stakeholders. Prof. Fatuma Chege, Dean of the School of Education at KU, Mrs. Jacinto Kapiyo, Deputy Director of Education from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, and Dr. Lucy Kithome, Activity Manager from Education and Youth at USAID-Kenya each spoke. Additionally, Prof. Jesse Njoka, director of a USAID-funded project at University of Nairobi gave remarks, as did Mr. Dominick Kariuki, Dean of Students from Loretta Secondary School.

Dr. Adelheid Bwire, KU project team member, led participants in a plenary discussion, and Dr. Moses Ochanji, SU project team member, gave the Way Forward. Prof. John Kimemia gave a Vote of Thanks, and the meeting ended with participants sharing lunch.

We will be sharing our booklet of accomplishments with deans from Schools of Education at Kenyan universities (some of whom were in attendance), as well as principals of secondary schools.

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Simba Auditorium at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development
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Mrs. Mercy Karogo welcoming the group
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Introductions
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Prof. Henry Ayot served as the master of ceremonies
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Prof. Agnes Gathumbi introducing the project
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Prof. Joanna Masingila discussing project activities and accomplishments
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Dr. Sophie Ndethiu reporting on research studies
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Dr. David Khatete reporting on research studies
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Mr. Sammy Luvonga (right) talking about the project impact
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Mr. Dan Onyango (left) talking about the project impact
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Prof. Fatuma Chege giving her remarks
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Mrs. Jacinta Kapiyo giving her remarks
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Dr. Lucy Kithome giving her remarks
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Prof. Jesse Njoka giving his remarks
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Mr. Dominick Kariuki giving his remarks
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Dr. Adelheid Bwire leading the plenary discussion
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Dr. Moses Ochanji giving the Way Forward

About Joanna Masingila

Joanna Masingila is a Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education at Syracuse University. She was a Fulbright Scholar to Kenyatta University in 1998, and since that time Syracuse University and Kenyatta University have an institutional linkage.
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