The University of Nairobi Talents Day third edition was truly one for the books. Hosted by the Office of the Dean of Students in conjunction with the University Nairobi Students Association (UNSA), on the 9th of December 2022, students from all across the 12 campuses of the University congregated at Taifa Hall to celebrated an recognize the diverse and immense talent among themselves.
The UoN talents Day is an annual event that aims at appreciating an recognizing talents of students from across the different faculties and campuses of the university including the Kisumu and Mombasa campuses. The 2022 3rd edition was no different as the event saw an attendance of students and faculty of over 500. The talents day was preceded by auditions held across the different campuses where the able panel of judges Dr. Wabende Kimingich, Dr. Janet Chumba and Ms Beatrice Apondi traversed seeking out unique and outstanding talents.
The students outdid themselves lighting the stage with electric and outstanding performances that reiterated the day s theme “UoN Home of Talents”. Some notable performances that went on to bag first positions in their different categories included Nicole Cardor from the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences and Augustine Adero Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in the singing category, Bruno Basil Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Cassius Festo Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences with a unique contemporary dance, The Galaxies Dance Crew from the Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Anuarite Indoshi Faculty of Education in the modeling category among many others.
The winners and participants were each presented with certificates recognizing their hard work and participation. The talents day was successful in reaffirming University’s goal of molding holistic individuals in preparation for the outside world. Led by the skills and talents department, headed by Chris Wekulo, the University of Nairobi’s strives to discover, build and nurture talents in students, so that they can transform their gifts into useful tools for the good of their community and impact meaningful change. So in the words of Tom Krause “Your purpose in life is to use your talents and gifts to help other people. Your journey in life teaches you how to do that.”
By Mary Oloo
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