Karuri MTC Plants Trees on Environmental Day
Karuri MTC staff and students planted trees in the college compound to mark the Campus Environmental Day on December 13. The event, which was organized by the 2012/2014 PHO Class, saw 50 trees planted to conserve the College environment. Principal Karuri MTC Mr. David O. Okach led students and staff in the event.
His deputy Mr. Caleb Osano, senior lecturer Mr. Dianga, College Administrator Lydiah Nduati and the support staff lead by Mr. John Wamithu were also present in the event.
Class representative Mr. Nicholas H. Raria, his Deputy Ms Linet Odanga, 2011/2013 PHO Class Representative Mr. Alfred Ondiek and his Deputy Madam Cleotilda M. Kadilo mobilized students to the event. Ms Lilian Tindi assisted in planning the Environmental Conservation strategies.
The Principal urged students to take good care of the trees and change the face of the College. Grandmothers against Malaria Walk KMTC students partnered with United States International University and Grandmothers Against Malaria Initiative (GAMI), a not-for-profit organization, in a walk to raise awareness about the need to protect children against malaria in Nairobi on November 25, 2012.
The event, which was held at Kenyatta International Conference Centre, brought together students, leaders and participants in the fight against malaria.
On behalf of the Director, Nairobi MTC Principal Mr Richard Kolute presented a cash donation of Kshs 150,000 KMTC staff and students raised towards the initiative.
The Director regretted that malaria kills a child every 30 seconds yet it is preventable. He added that it is the leading cause of mortality with pregnant women and children below five years being more vulnerable. Speakers at the walk expressed confidence that the initiative would register success.
Partner donates text books and medical equipment to Nairobi's Medical Engineering department A development partner has donated text books and medical equipment worth approximately Ksh. 840,000 to the Kenya Medical Training College to help in the training of Medical Engineering.
Simed International's Mr. Gerwin Schaap represented Medu Prof-S of the Netherlands in handing over the donations to the KMTC Director, Dr. C. Olang'o Onudi at the Department of Medical Engineering on November12, 2012.
The donations consisted of 19 textbooks and 16 Simulator Trainer Kits. The textbooks covered the subjects of electronics, clinical engineering, human physiology, health statistics and research methods.
The trainer kits will be helpful in simulations and teaching of practical skills in electronics and clinical, mechanical and electrical technology respectively.
Mr. Schaap said the collaboration between KMTC and Medu Prof-S started in 2009. "My organization will continue to partner with KMTC in order to ensure that the college attains international benchmarking standards for quality healthcare training", said Mr Schaap.
In a speech read on his behalf by the Deputy Director (Academics) Mr Franklin Okonji, the Director thanked the partner for the significant role it had played in the promotion and exchange of knowledge and experiences on scientific and educational development in the college.
According to the Head of Department, Mr. Gordon Agalo, lack of adequate training equipment and textbooks were some of the gaps which the department identified from the Training Needs Assessment it carried out in November, 2011. Mr. Okonji requested the partner to consider extending similar assistance to the satellite departments of medical engineering. "This will promote equal standards of quality training across the department," he said.