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The Institute Book Drive reaches almost 400 donations
Posted on Friday, September 7, 2018
During the dinner held last Friday 7th September 2018 the branch
celebrated the firt donations of books via the Book Drive
Books being delivered by DHL to the East Africa Branch
from the various Branches.
Mr. Simon Ward visited East Africa branch in February 2018
during the International ETC meeting that was held in Mombasa
Kenya. During his visit alongside other International ETC members,
Mr. Ward assisted the branch students in preparation for
examination during the branch PREP which was held at the Kenya
Institute of Management. He noticed that a major challenge for the
East Africa students was lack of books and learning materials. Mr.
Ward promised to help by donating the books for the branch library,
a promise that he fulfilled through his books drive
campaign in Greece. Greece has so far donated three
hundred and twelve books courtesy of Simon Ward.
Branch Chairman Mr. Robert Watene FICS receiving books
donated by Greece Branch courtesy of Mr. Simon Ward FICS from Ms.
Katy Aldrick FICS during the East Africa branch 2nd
Annual Stakeholders dinner.
Through Ms. Katy, the branch is looking forward to strengthening
the bonds between the Institute branch and Local Ship Agents. Ms.
Katy who is the current Chairlady of the Kenya Ship Agents
Association has promised to help the branch graduates secure
internship opportunities with the local shipping agency. This is a
plan that is underway and once implemented, it will help our
graduates secure internships which may lead to employment.
Branch Chairman Mr. Robert Watene FICS receiving Books
donated by ICS Middle East branch.
Mr. Nirjhar, General Manager - Sharaf Shipping Company handed
over the books to the chairman during the branch Stakeholders
dinner. Through Mr. Nirjhar who is also a fellow of the Institute,
Sharaf Shipping (Kenya) Limited has always sponsored best student
awards during the branch Annual dinner and Award presentation
East Africa Branch Chairman Mr. Robert Watene FICS receiving
the books donated by United Kingdom for the branch newly
established resource center.
The books were handed over to the branch chairman during
the dinner by Mr. Ahmed Juma of Kenya Maritime Authority
(KMA). Mr. Juma was representing Mr. Macgoye, EBS, OGW the Ag
Director General of Kenya Maritime Authority at the event. Kenya
Maritime Authority has always been one of the major sponsor of the
branch events in promoting ICS activities in Kenya.
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