Your gift to the Strathmore University COVID-19 Educational Relief Fund will provide students with critical funds for emergency circumstances.
Initial target: KES 50,000,000 ($500,000)
The two areas of Donation:
1. Support Student Learning:
Since its inception, Strathmore University has been able to support more than 6,000 students in scholarships, student loans, work-study and bursaries. To this end we have spent over 1.2 Billion in Students Financial Aid. For a long time now, one of every 5 students studying at Strathmore University is on one form or another of Financial Aid. Strathmore has achieved this with the help of parents, corporate partners, alumni, staff and students.
As the financial needs of our vulnerable students continue to be on the rise, particularly due to the predicament caused by COVID- 19, we appeal for your generous donations that will ascertain a better tomorrow for our students.
2. Support the Frontline Healthcare Workers
Strathmore University has a wealth of experience over years offering executive coaching for the healthcare sector in the country. We remain cognizant of the pressure and risk currently facing our healthcare professionals in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic. We appreciate that our healthcare professionals require all the support and reassurance they need to minimize the mental stress they are facing, do their jobs, recharge, be safe, and remain alive.
To this end, we have designed pro bono (free) group coaching for our healthcare professionals. We invite you to be part of this noble endeavor to help them maximize their personal and professional potential as they take the frontlines in the war against Coronavirus. In addition we will also disburse funds to the Red Cross, specific mission hospitals, private hospitals and county hospitals through the Council of Governors.
Option one: Mpesa (KES)
Pay Bill Number: 988666
Account Name: Student Support/Healthcare Support
Option Two: EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer)
Strathmore University Foundation Bank Account Details
Account Name: STRATHMORE UNIV. FOUNDATION
Bank: CITI Bank
Branch: Upper Hill
Swift Code: CITIKENAXXX
Kenya Shilling Account (KES) Account Number: 104386143
USD Dollar account Account Number: 104386154
EURO Account Account Number: 104386161
For more information visit: https://www.strathmore.edu/strathmore-university-covid-19-educational-relief-fund/
University’s Response to COVID-19:
In line with the Government of Kenya directive to close all institutions of learning from 16th March, 2020, the University doubled its efforts to ensure the continuity of the learning process via online platforms. While learning and all University operations continue seamlessly off- campus, we acknowledge that the coronavirus pandemic is a global catastrophe that continues to pose economic and psychological challenges on us all. As an institution, it is our key priority to safeguard the well- being of our students and staff and as such, we have taken several measures in ensuring that our core mandate of education continues uninterrupted and at the same time seeking opportunities to be part of the solution during this period of crisis.
To read more on the University’s response to COVID-19, click here.
The core business of Strathmore University is to provide all round education to our students with excellence and the highest quality output. The University strives to remain grounded to its values and principles especially during unprecedented times like we are in today with the COVID-19 pandemic. Strathmore University recognizes the need to support financially challenged students to continue their studies as well as local communities and the front-line healthcare workers that are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, Strathmore University is launching this campaign to raise funds for the aforementioned worthy causes.
Strathmore University like every other institution, both small and big, has been significantly challenged by COVID-19, and central to this challenge are the many families that entrust the education of their youth to us through their own personal sacrifices and dedication so that their children can achieve their full potential. The alumni, the students, the parents, the staff, our suppliers, our benefactors, our partners and all stakeholders form the Strathmore Family. While this challenge affects us in our own different ways, we as a University have set our focus on ensuring that no student abandons their dreams of achieving their educational goals.
Among our 6,000 students, 13% receive scholarship and/or financial aid, 10% are on work-study and others are on meal plans where they get lunch money to have a meal in our cafeteria. Some of those who require the support are international students from some of the 40 plus countries represented among our student body. Among our parents, over 20% are in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) as a main source of livelihood for their families, including educating their sons and daughters. It is clear that the world will see a significant economic downturn that will negatively affect everyone. That said, all projections show that SMEs are going to have the worst economic hit by this pandemic and those who rely on hourly or daily wages, like our work study students will bear the highest burden.
Since March 23rd, 2020, with the request of the government and in the spirit of social distancing, we have moved all our classes online to ensure that our students can continue with classes virtually. The University incurred a significant cost in transitioning to the online platform and even more costs shall be incurred since some students will need extra support to access high speed internet to attend class and complete assignments. Even with these financial strains, the University remains committed to the hard working Stratizens in their academic journey at this time of hardship.
As always is the Kenyan spirit, we as a University are extending an invitation to you as a partner to walk with us in assisting the needy students we have and also providing opportunities to ensure learning continues, irrespective of COVID-19. There are many ways to provide support which includes being able to get online and counsel some of the students who are going through stressful moments or reaching out to a parent who might be wondering how to manage through these harsh times or providing financial support towards our Strathmore University COVID-19 Educational Relief Fund, that we are putting together as a University to ensure that our mission of service to society is not interrupted. All funds raised will directly impact a student and/or parent to ensure that our learners continue with classes virtually and enable a smooth transition back to campus once the coronavirus is under control.
We target an initial figure of KES 50,000,000 (USD 500,000) in the next three months to support:
- Pay accommodation for international students who have had to remain in country
- Direct financial support to students relying on work-study and school lunches
- Scholarship and financial aid to those students who experience a significant financial challenges due the COVID-19
- Support our medical partners through RED Cross and the Council of Governors