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COVID-19 ACTIVITIES THROUGH THE EYES OF GRACE OYOO 4TH YEAR STUDENT AT UoN KISUMU CAMPUS

Covid- 19 is a worldwide enemy that has devastated economies and the countries. Locally and in Kisumu, Grace Oyoo together with the youth have adopted various initiatives that can help them keep the coronavirus at bay and soon return to their normal routines. This is her story, her quest in alleviating suffering at the grass root level through well wishers and partners. They are mobilizing resources including personnel, material, and finances and accepting kind donation from Kenyans of goodwill.

APPEAL FOR SUPPORT OF THE UoN NEEDY STUDENTS FUND

The Office of the Dean of Students has received numerous requests for support from our needy students to help them cope with life and learning at home during this Covid-19 period. A team from the Office of the Dean of Students met and brainstormed on the various students’ needs, how to meet the needs and how to logistically distribute the support received.

The team identified three key needs that students require support in:

§  Material needs – food and nonfood items

§  Technological needs – smart phones, tablets and laptops for eLearning

A FIRST - BALLOON POWERED INTERNET SERVICE LAUNCHED IN KENYA

According to Google and Telkom Kenya, this is the first balloon-powered internet to launch in Africa and the first non-emergency commercial deployment in the world. It will cover more than 50,000 sq.km of the country with a fleet of 35 balloons as part of the Google Loon project. The Loon service will work by beaming internet connectivity from ground stations to balloons 20km overhead. These balloons are linked to the ground stations that have been connected to Telkom's network.

TSINGHUA GLOBAL SUMMER SCHOOL (GSS) 2020

The first virtual summer school, Tsinghua Global Summer School (GSS) 2020, Toward a Post-Pandemic World, is going to be held from July 20 to 28, 2020. the COVID-19 pandemic has brought immense uncertainty and challenges to our world of today, causing major disruptions to the economy, international relations, society, public health, technological development and education.

RED HAT WEBINAR: FILLING THE GAP BETWEEN EDUCATION AND INDUSTRY

Red Hat Academy provides a curriculum to help education institutions keep pace with the demands of industry and offer top-quality education programs on Red Hat technologies for students to reach their academic and career potential. The curriculum involves hands-on instruction across platform, middleware, and cloud technologies built with input from Red Hat development, support, and field consulting teams.

COPING WITH UNCERTAINTY IN THE WAKE OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Following the disruptive effects of covid-19 among them social distancing and self- quarantining that are currently dominating our daily lives, it is important that we be keen on our unique mental health needs and those of our loved ones. For instance, it is critical that we acknowledge and purpose to understand our emotions among them anxiety and fear brought about by the current situation of uncertainty that fills the entire world.

LOWER KABETE CAMPUS ACTIVITIES DURING THE COVID-19

At the School of Business, or Lower Kabete Campus, there is a detailed write up on coping with uncertainty during covid-19, inclusive of timely,relevant tips. A very helpful article written by the Assistant dean of students and posted on the school of business students portal, that can also be accessed here.The article will be posted in full on our latest news posting with the title "Coping with Uncertainty In the Wake Of Coronavirus Pandemic."

CAVS COVID-19 INITIATIVES AND RESPONSES

Dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic for learning institutions despite its indefinite closure requires a concerted effort that involves the Administration, Teaching and Non-teaching staff and Students. Additionally, the need to develop and implement various strategies that have been laid down to cope with the pandemic.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES AT CHSS DURING COVID-19

Our student counsellor at College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) Mr. Paul Muia together with 7 peer counsellors have formed 46 social support groups that they use as a platform to reach out to students during this uncertain times Covid-19 has brought. The result has been reaching out to over 35,000 students, who have received the support of online counselling through calls or texting. These 35,000 students are grouped into 46 social support groups formed into respective whatsapp group.