On Wednesday, 18th November 2020, Kibabii University received a donation of volumes of books from Michael Blundell/Rattansi Education Foundation.
According to the Deputy University Librarian Ms. Ndukuh Charles Kilei, the books were selected according to the needs of KIBU Library users, who are mainly students. The books, locally published range from various subject areas in linguistics, Kiswahili, nursing, business, engineering and children’s short stories.
The donation worth KES. 780,000 was received by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Isaac Ipara Odeo, who thanked the Dean of Students Dr. Alice Chemutai and Deputy University Librarian for their concerted efforts in sourcing and realizing the donation.
“It’s a great honor you wake up in the morning you don’t know what to and you get very good news. I want to thank the two Senior University Officers for their hard work and persistence in delivering this dream. This is a true demonstration of how much they have placed at heart the needs of our students,” Prof. Ipara said.
Prof. Ipara further appreciated the role of the students in education assuring them of the university’s commitment to their success.
The unveiling ceremony was attended by the acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Students Affairs) Prof. Franklin Wabwobwa who congratulated the Vice Chancellor and the Library Department for the milestone.
The event was also attended by Student Representatives led by the President Mr. Caleb Musawa, Secretary General Mr. Kirong and Academic Secretary Mr. Dilton Alwanda.
The Rattansi Education Trust was established in 1956 as a philanthropic organization, whose founders believed in social justice and the centrality of education in the advancement of individuals. Their vision is “Education Lights the Path to Development” and the main aim of the Trust is getting Kenyans out of poverty. Rattansi Education Fund Trust helps needy students in institutions of higher learning at public and private universities, polytechnics, and other institutions of tertiary education in Kenya.