The EU Delegation joined the Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association (ESAA) and the We AfriHug team at the Kenyatta University in Nairobi for a presentation on the Erasmus programme on Wednesday 17th January 2018.
Enthusiastic students and staff of the University listened keenly as the Erasmus Alumni and the We AfriHug team explained to them what the programme is about and how they can benefit from it. The Erasmus alumni also shared their experiences abroad as well as tips on how to put in a successful application. The presence of Lina Mkoji, alumni of Kenyatta University and also the ESAA East African chapter representative was a great motivation factor for the students, as they related well with her experience as an undergraduate from the same school.
The Kenyatta University Vice-Chancellor, in a speech read on his behalf by Dr Kamau Mburu, appreciated the fact that several students from the University, including Lina Mkoji, have benefitted from the Erasmus programme and are willing to share their experiences with others. Dr Alice Ondigi, the Dean of the School of Hospitality and Tourism encouraged the students to fully take advantage of the opportunities presented by Erasmus Plus.
Various opportunities for establishing partnerships through Erasmus+ with European Universities were also discussed.
The EU Delegation's Head of Political, Press and Information discussed the relevance of education in the EU's partnership with Africa, and welcomed the students' efforts to promote the Erasmus Programme.
The EU Delegation in Kenya looks forward to facilitating more student, staff and research exchanges with Kenyan universities.
For more information about Erasmus, visit http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/about_en