East Africa Branch receives the first donations from the Book drive collection

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 initiative.

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Books being delivered by DHL to the East Africa Branch from the various Branches.

Celebrating the donations from the Book drive collection

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 Gala.


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.