UK Director Ruth Gumm visited Nairobi in Nairobi to review the Survivors of War Programme. As well as spending time with individual students, Ruth convened a meeting for all of them to meet together. On Saturday 8th February over 20 students from all over Nairobi convened in a classroom at the Presbyterian University and enjoyed 4 hours of lively discussion. It was a great chance for the students to learn more about the structure and future plans of the organisation, but also for them to air any issues and concerns affecting them in their studies. Naturally, one topic under discussion was the current conflict in South Sudan and everyone was very happy for the safe return of our two students who had been trapped there over the Christmas period. As the students study in a wide variety of schools and universities, this was a rare opportunity for them to meet together and everyone enjoyed updating the group about their individual progress. There was also heartfelt appreciation from the students for the tremendous support they receive from Adams, our local Programme Coordinator.
The meeting demonstrated clearly to us the uniqueness and importance of the Survivors of War Programme, especially as many students are now approaching graduation and ready to enter the workplace with professional qualifications. Our thanks also go to Adams for his work over the past year and we look forward to expanding the programme with his assistance.
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