Fundraising Department launches Annual Month of Giving to benefit students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
By Brenda Odhiambo
The USIU-Africa Fundraising Department has launched an Annual Month of Giving designed to benefit students affected by the ongoing pandemic. The fund hopes to raise Kes 10 million that will go towards the support of needy students and keeping them in class.
In his comments following the launch of the initiative, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Paul Zeleza noted that the initiative was part of USIU-Africa’s commitment to supporting its students in the access of quality education.
“As we adapt to these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to keep our students in class and pursue their education uninterrupted. The University’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund was set up to help students experiencing financial constraints during this challenging times to continue with their classes in Summer 2020 and beyond. We have over 215 students who can no-longer access work study opportunity and over 800 students who are on semester break majorly as a result of financial constraints arising from covid-19 global pandemic. Even those in session are not finding it easy and we would want to come together as a community to assist our very own to cope with this crisis while continuing with their education uninterrupted, “he said.
“Like every other institution in the world, USIU-Africa has been affected by COVID-19, and despite this, we want all our students to achieve their educational goals. Over the years, our staff, students, parents, alumni, faculty and partners have lent us their unconditional support that has ensured the success of the overall USIU-Africa community. While this challenge affects us in different ways, USIU-Africa has set its focus on ensuring that no student abandons their dreams of achieving their dreams,” he added.
Participation in the initiative can be done through the following ways:
- Personal giving/donation which can be done through:
a. MPESA Paybill (Business no: 516900, Account no: Giving2020) or
b. Visit us at: www.usiu.ac.ke/giving
- Sharing about the campaign within your network/circle through Facebook, Instagram, email, WhatsApp and text
- Volunteer to support the campaign. Kindly reach out through email@example.com or call +254 730 116 640
- Any other support that may be accorded towards the campaign.
For any inquiries, contact the campaign team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on +254730116640/ +254730116326/ +254730116205.