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2018 Founder’s Week Blog Competition



Family is the most important and fundamental unit of society; the values fostered at the family level replicate at community and national level. The family background shapes who we are, our values, our dreams and our aspirations.

The family is the basic unit of society and the glue that holds the fabric of communities and nations together. Family means different things to different people and each family contributes to building the society in its unique way.

Join the Founder’s Blog Competition and discuss what family means to you and why the family is key to building a strong society. Write 500 – 600 blog piece sharing your views on family, incorporating the teachings of St. Josemaria Escrivá on this topic while articulating your ideas creatively and with originality.


  1. Must be a current student in the University
  2. Indicate your full name, year of study, school and student number
  3. Submit your entry using this link: Submit


A panel of judges will be made up members Strathmore Faculty and two guest Judges.

The winning submissions will be selected based on the following criteria:

  1. Originality of ideas and articulation. Turnitin software will be used
  2. Clear link with ideas from the teachings of St. Josemaria
  3. African context is captured in the blog post
  4. Incorporation of suitable images for the blog is an added advantage

Amazing Prizes to be won

Terms and conditions

  1. Submissions must be original and well written in English.
  2. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 2 October at 5.00 pm. If submitted late, these blogs will be disqualified.
  3. The award ceremony will take place on Thursday 4th October at the University Auditorium
  4. The blog/essay length should be no more than 600 words. Only one submission per entrant is allowed.
  5. Strathmore University reserves the right to research and verify the eligibility of any entrants, and the decision of the judges shall be final.
  6. By entering the contest, participants agree to release the Strathmore University from any claims based on the contest, and grant the SU all rights to their entry, including consent to publish their entered blog post on its website and social media channels.
  7. Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from the competition.