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19 Jul 2022

Dir. Siddy Jepkirui

Greetings!
Koica Alumni Kenya Chapter(KAKC) is an association of Kenyan Public officials who have participated in training courses in the Republic of Korea through KOICA fellowship programs with the full support of the Korean government.

The association is aimed at maintaining the good relationship between the Kenyan and Korean governments , sharing the knowledge and experiences gained from the trainings, and supporting sustainable development goals with funding
from KOICA. Since the announcement of the first case of Covid-19 in Kenya in March 2020, KAKC has been committed to alleviating the effects of the virus in our country.

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is ; be well informed about the disease, its causes, how it spreads, and the preventive measures.

Protect yourself and others from infection by; washing your hands or using an alcohol based hand sanitizer frequently, maintaining social distance, wearing a face mask while in crowded areas, and not touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

KAKC acknowledges the adverse effects that Covid-19 came with and with the help of (Korea International Cooperation Agency)KOICA, KAKC has been able to:

  1. Provide infrared thermometers to 5 counties’ hospitals ( Nandi, Kiambu, Kajiado and Vihiga) to help them in temperature checks while maintaining social distance.
  2. Acquire Handwashing facilities for the Lady Hope wellness institute in Kitisuru.

KAKC is also focused on supporting sustainable development goals and some of our 2020 projects have been;

  • Provision of catering equipment for the formation of a catering department at Muteithia polytechnic located in Nakuru county.
  • Donation of sewing machines to the Lady Hope Wellness Institute to help the cancer warriors in making a living so that they can be able to meet their day-to-day needs.

We appreciate the fact that much needs to be done and going forward, with the completion of our website, we will utilize it to involve our members in coming up with sustainable development proposals which will be supported based on our budgetary allocation and other relevant terms and conditions which will be communicated in due course.

This will be highly effective since the sustainable development projects proposals will be coming from different parts of the country and that will lead to inclusivity.

We would like to recognize and appreciate the support of the Kenyan government by providing a conducive working environment, KOICA Kenya office for facilitating our activities, the committee members for their commitment and all our members.

Key Benefits of helping

Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it. John D. Rockefeller Jr..

  • Provide infrared thermometers to 5 counties’ hospitals ( Nandi, Kiambu, Kajiado and Vihiga) to help them in temperature checks while maintaining social distance.
  • Acquire Handwashing facilities for the Lady Hope wellness institute in Kitisuru.
  • Provision of catering equipment for the formation of a catering department at Muteithia polytechnic located in Nakuru county.
  • Donation of sewing machines to the Lady Hope Wellness Institute to help the cancer warriors in making a living so that they can be able to meet their day to day needs.
19 Jul 2022

Dir. IM Jang Hee

Hamjambo!
I recently joined KOICA Kenya Office (KOKE), and I am very delighted to welcome you to this platform that celebrates the Korea-Kenya friendship! I would like to congratulate the KOICA Alumni Kenya Chapter (KAKC) for the editing and publishing of this newsletter, and for the wonderful work you have done. Hongera! A big thank you to all KOICA fellows for keeping this forum active and engaged in various ways. Your achievements have effected lasting and positive change in Kenyans’ lives and communities. Asante! Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has been an especially challenging year. However, in our true spirit, we have come together on a number of occasions in our quest to continue giving back to society. They included donations of thermoguns to four county governments in Kenya, namely, Vihiga, Nandi, Kiambu, and Kajiado. In September, two executives, Mr. Daniel S. Sankaire and Mr. Macharia M. Gachau held a COVID-19 prevention seminar on our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/koicakenya/), and the videos are still available for your benefit. In October, KAKC visited the Lady Hope Wellness Institute – a center that caters for cancer-affected families – and donated sewing machines for empowerment at the family level. In November, the association visited Muteithia Polytechnic in Naivasha, where the team donated various equipment that contributed to the commencement of a food and beverage department in the school. Happily, Ms.Clarice Ambale Akatsa, an alumnus from Machakos County who participated in the 2019 CIAT Best Practice Award Essay Competition received the first prize (Samsung Tablet and certificate) for quality content and outstanding
performance. I highly appreciate the drive, dedication and commitment our alumni have demonstrated in the change-making endeavors.
During my term in Kenya, I would not only like to encourage all fellows to take advantage of and actively participate in maximizing the benefits of our Fellowship Program but also assure the keenness we
have in supporting your initiatives. You are change-makers, just as KOKE is the change facilitator for Kenyans. By marrying our roles, we become a family of change agents for Kenyans.
More importantly, together with the State Department of Public Service, we offer continued support to you, as you embark on a journey of implementing what you learned in Korea post-training.
The action plans you developed in Korea can materialize as new projects in home country. To this end, I encourage you to engage KOKE with a proposal through Ms.Aidah Mtende (Email: aidahmtende02@overseas.koica.go.kr; Number: 020 2391889) for the realization of our action plans.


As we take stock of the activities and plans we’ve had this past year, we cannot overlook the commitment and dedication that the KAKC Executive Committee has exhibited while discharging its mandate.

 

Through consistency, the officials have played a major role in ensuring the continuity of KAKC’s spirit, which in turn has cemented the bond between our two countries. I would, therefore, like to commend the Committee for
its concerted effort, which is truly noteworthy. I wish to conclude by appealing to all of us to rekindle our passion for change As we take stock of the activities and plans we’ve had this past year, we cannot overlook the commitment and dedication that the KAKC Executive Committee has
exhibited while discharging its mandate. of Kenyans and become active change agents. Please feel free to identify with KAKC and continue with your camaraderie that started off when you joined this great association. When we have a chance to meet in the near future, let us learn from each other with the change we have
made.

Asante Sana!