Innovation & Linkages
Ms. Faith Yator
Coordinator Outreach and Linkages
The Outreach and Linkages Committee
The Outreach and Linkages committee performs the following functions:
- Developing policies, processes and guidelines on outreach and linkages at the University.
- Establishing and overseeing outreach activities in all schools.
- Establishing and overseeing linkages with the community and industry in all schools.
- Organizing and attending community and industry outreach programs and events to identify needs and to share University research outputs.
The committee comprises of the following members;
- Coordinator, Outreach and Linkages
- School Representatives
- Corporate Communication & Marketing Manager
Outreach and Linkages Policies
- Harambee Khalsa Primary Outreach
Ms Faith Yator, the Coordinator of Outreach and Linkages in the Directorate of Research Innovation and Outreach paid a visit to the girls of Harambee Khalsa primary in Nakuru East Sub County on 16th March 2021. During the visit 100 class seven and class eight girls received guidance on issues such as drug abuse and early sex exposure.
- Kahiro Primary School Outreach
Mr Symon Wachira, a student in the school of Pharmacy recently mobilized support for sanitary towels from his fellow students at Kabarak University. The sanitary towels donation was presented to the pupils of Kahiro Primary School in Nyandarua on 19th March 2021.
During the event the students ware counseled on various life issues such as drug abuse, sex education and career talks.
- Dandelion Africa Outreach 2021
Kabarak University, Directorate of Research Innovation and Outreach held an outreach for a local Community Based Organization, Dandelion Africa between 22nd February and 29th March 2021 The objective of the outreach was capacity building for the CBO staff in order to enable them to be more effective in their community engagement activities.The areas for capacity building were; Global Health, Psychology and Counseling, and Strategic planning. A total of 20 staff from Dandelion Africa attended the training which was done online via Zoom.
The training was undertaken by Kabarak University staff from various Schools/Departments and specializations; Dr. Wesley Bor (Medicine and Health Sciences), Dr. James Kay (Education Arts), Ms. Faith Yator (Business and Economics).
- Dandelion Africa Outreach 2020
Kabarak University, Directorate of Research Innovation and Outreach held an outreach for a local Community Based Organization, Dandelion Africa between September and December 2020. The objective of the outreach was capacity building for the CBO staff in order to enable them to be more effective in their community engagement activities.
During the outreach 15 staff were trained on resource mobilization, data analysis using SPSS, marketing, bioethics, guidance and counseling. The outreach also included spiritual nourishment and mentorship sessions.The training was undertaken by Kabarak University staff from various departments and specializations; Dr. Moses Thiga (Computer Science) ,Mr. Charles Mwangi (Statistics), Mr. Gibson Gitachu (Business and Economics) ,Dr. Pamela Kimeto (Medicine and Health Sciences), Dr. Jane Langat (Counselling), Rev. Justus Mutuku (Chaplaincy) and Faith Yator (RIO) respectively.