Making a difference at Kisima School for differently-abled children


“Service to Society”, a key pillar in Strathmore University, is firmly rooted in our values. It is not only a principle, but a driving force that continuously inspires us to make impactful contributions to our community and beyond. Whether it is volunteering at a nearby children’s home or prison, advocating for social justice causes, or simply lending a hand to a neighbour in need, each act of service has a ripple effect, creative waves of hope and transformation.

On 16th February, the Catering Department in Strathmore University, joined by a team from the Community Service Centre had the opportunity to make a difference by visiting Kisima School; a school that serves as a beacon of hope and empowerment for differently-abled children, offering them not only education but also the tools to navigate the world with confidence.

With essential supplies such as tissue paper, pampers, unga, and hearts full of joy, we set off for the school. Upon arrival, we were greeted warmly by the School Administrator, who gave us a rundown of the school’s operations, before taking us on a tour of the premises.

members of the strathmore culinary team being shown how to make a mat by a student of Kisima school

Meeting the students was an unforgettable experience, their laughter and energy infused the day with brightness! We immersed ourselves in arts and crafts: with the students taking us through a quick hands-on class on learning the art of weaving and crafting beaded necklaces. 

As Culinary connoisseurs, we brought along with us a beautiful cake and refreshing juices, complementing the school’s delicious cookies and pastries. Over these sweet treats, we engaged the students, providing counsel and guidance. And, of course, there was dancing!

We bid farewell to the School, each of us carried away a newfound skill or two, while others bought artwork crafted by the talented students. It was a beautiful day, and the memories forged will forever be engraved in our hearts.


Article written by: David Kimathi

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