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.