On Friday August 25th, the Daystar University Students Association (DUSA), hosted Freshmen to a grand dinner at the Athi River campus Amphitheatre. The event was the highlight of the Orientation week which ended on Saturday with team-building activities led by Doulos. The dinner gave Freshmen from both Nairobi and Athi River campuses the opportunity to share a meal and interact before the semester’s classes begin.
The guest speaker for the dinner was Mrs. Viridiana Wasike, Founder and CEO of Accelevate Leads Limited. Mrs. Viridiana Wasike advised the new students to chase their dreams and careers, adding that they should equip themselves with skills that will enable them grow and invest in themselves. She also told the students to always seek help from their elders, especially the lecturers. Accelevate Leads Limited focuses on skill development for the youth, and works with Universities. Mrs. Wasike is also a Business Development Manager at Inters Africa Limited since May 2008.
In attendance was the University’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Timothy Wachira, the Dean of Students Dr. Karau, Corporate Affairs Manager Mrs. Damaris Kimilu, HOD Language and Performing Arts Dr. Wandia, DUAA Chairman Mr. Malele Ngalu, and DUSA Leaders from both campuses, among others.
The Vice Chancellor narrated to the Freshmen how he moved from the village to Nairobi. He said that the friends he met who knew Jesus gave him peace of mind, and advised the students to choose friends who will influence their lives positively and help them grow spiritually.
DUAA Chairman Malele Ngalu welcomed the students to the dinner and advised them to always remember to be themselves, to be true to their parents, lecturers and friends in their stay in Daystar University. He urged the freshmen to join various groups and clubs in Daystar for them to grow and harness their leadership skills. Present also was a representative of Qwetu Hostels, who talked about safe alternative accommodation which includes transportation to campus.
The Doulos team entertained the audience with stage performances before awards were presented. The most outgoing student from Athi River Campus was Moses Nduto Wisdom while the Nairobi campus had Lovelyn Njeri . Two First Year students Lee Biegon and Angela Thumba scooped recognition for the Mr. and Ms. Orientation category as the best dressed new students. Both Mr. and Mrs. Orientation ended the dinner ceremony with cake cutting.