SIFE Kenya Press Release June 30, 2010
Event: The 8th SIFE Kenya National Business Competition
Venue: Panafric Hotel, Nairobi
Date: July 3, 2010
Time: 7.00am - 4.30pm
For the last 7 years, Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE Kenya) has mentored over 3,000 university undergraduates on business leadership through community outreach projects and business competition. A team of 7 business leaders have volunteered their time to serve as members of SIFE Kenya Business Advisory Council to help "Create partnership between business and higher education and equip students with innovative ideas that attract investment, impact positively on the community and ultimately nurture business leaders."
One key component of SIFE is an annual business competition that helps identify which university had the highest impact in its projects. The winning university then proceeds for an international business competition - this year, set for Los Angeles U.S.A in early October. The 8th SIFE Kenya National Business Competition will take place courtesy of the generous support from Coca Cola East and Central Africa Business Unit, Syngenta East Africa Ltd. KPMG, POSTBANK, and IREN.
More than 500 students from 14 Kenyan public and private university SIFE teams will compete for the SIFE Kenya National Championship title. Over 35 judges from 25 companies have already confirmed participation. SIFE Judges drawn from the corporate sector will help establish a university with the highest impact in bringing positive economic change during the 2009 - 2010 SIFE year as per the SIFE International judging criteria.
SIFE was launched in Kenya in 2003 following an M.O.U between SIFE International and the Inter Region Economic Network (IREN). SIFE Kenya mobilizes university students to make a difference in their communities while developing their skills to be socially responsible business leaders. SIFE International targets university students in over 1,500 universities in 47 countries. The Kenyan program has expanded from 5 universities in 2003 to the present 14. SIFE Kenya will open its doors to new university applicants to its program shortly after this year’s national competition.
For more information, contact
SIFE Kenya Business Advisory Council Members
Andy Watt; MD, Syngenta East Africa Ltd/SIFE Kenya Business Advisory Council Chair
Nyambura Koigi; MD, POSTBANK
Robert Onyango; Regional Manager, Business Development, KPMG
Sheila Amdany; Scanad
Norah Odwesso; Public Affairs and Communication Director (Coca Cola East and Central Business Unit)
Susan Kikwai; MD, Kenya Investment Authority
Ken Mbwaya; MD, HP
James Shikwati; SIFE Kenya Country Director/IREN
SIFE Member Universities
1. Africa Nazarene University
2. Kenyatta University
3. Strathmore University
4. Catholic University of Eastern Africa
5. St. Pauls University
6. University of Nairobi
7. Moi University
8. Maseno University
9. Egerton University
10. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
11. Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology
12. Kabarak University
13. Daystar University
14. United states International University
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