It’s my pleasure to have this moment to extend my greetings to you all, hoping that you have been keeping and staying safe throughout this pandemic.
My greatest gratitude is to the Almighty God for granting us this opportunity to serve in the capacity of the Executive Committee. This came at a time when the whole world came to a standstill on the declaration of the Covid 19 pandemic.
I hope and pray that we shall overcome this someday, with the hopes of a vaccine so imminent.
This year had its challenges but with the support of KOICA and the teamwork shown by the Executive Committee, we are proud to say we have done our best.
Our objectives this year were:
- To provide an opportunity for members to meet and share their experiences from Korea and network with the aim of improving KOICA’s training programs.
- Provide a better way of living for the community through our activities in line with the Presidential Big 4 Agenda, specifically in enhancing manufacturing, as well as food security and nutrition; through the initiation of sustainable projects
among the needy in the community and strengthening the existing projects that aim to eradicate poverty.
Guided by the above we were able to successfully undertake the following activities:
1. A text message notification to all alumni with the click of a button. 2. An online receipt generating upon payment for the subscription fees to the alumni and to the treasurer of the association. 3. An online voting system- this means that the alumni can vie for a position and gets elected even without meeting physically 4. Able to see at a glance the upcoming events and register for them. 5. Consolidates the alumni register and able to show the distribution of the alumni across the country. The association becomes the first in Africa and Middle East Region to have a website
All the above activities would not have seen the light of the day if there had been no personal commitment and sacrifice from the members of the association and more so that of the Executive Committee.
Our commitment as an association is to continue fostering unity between these two countries and more so emulate the very best in our efforts to achieve the SDGs.
We must focus on bringing change and touching life in every activity we do. We must always focus on changing someone’s story for the better.
I wish to sincerely thank KOICA Kenya Office for their endless support, especially the former Country Director, Ms. Soyeon Shin, who supported and believed in us. To the Deputy Director, Ms. Yunjung Han, who has walked with us through our good and tough times, we say ‘God bless you’. We appreciate your efforts and your patience with us.
To the incoming Country Director Mr. Jang Hee IM, we say ‘Karibu Kenya’. With the few days we have had with you, the future looks bright. We are hoping that we shall continue touching lives in different ways
as we focus on bringing change. As you had clearly stated in our meetings, we shall drive the change.
To the Executive Committee, your sacrifices and dedication to the association are immeasurable. No one can pay you for the late-night meetings, early morning consultations, and all-day deliberations in the efforts to make KAKC great. I can say without a doubt you gave me your best as the Executive Director, Asanteni Sana.
Lastly, I wish to take this opportunity to thank the whole KAKC family for the support you gave us as a Committee, as well as to the KOICA team and in a special way the Manager, Ms. Aidah Mtende
Mwongela-Njiraini, for her endless efforts in ensuring that the two (KAKC and KOKE) are working in tandem.
To the Republic of South Korea, through her able representative, H.E. Yeonghan Choi, we thank you, and to the Kenyan Government and the State Department of Public Service and all County Governments, we thank you for your partnership and support.
God Bless Kenya, God Bless South Korea
Mr. Sankaire Daniel
KAKC, Executive Director.