UNESCO, MKU teach Naivasha prisoners
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Mount Kenya University (MKU) has been offering training at Naivasha Maximum Security Prison as a corporate social responsibility activity by the School of Education. Kenya National Commission for Unesco representative, Dr Reuben Nthamburi, joined MKU staff and donated a television set, DVD player and digital content from Kenya Institute for Curriculum Developing (KICD) for use by inmates preparing for this year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exams. Kenya National Commission for Unesco is also a partner in a research project by MKU at the prison that seeks to look at Effectiveness of Offline Study Desk on Prison Education that has been shortlisted for funding by the National Research Fund (NRF). The partnership between MKU and Kenya National Commission for Unesco will go a long way in strengthening the Unesco chair at MKU, Nakuru campus whose MoU was signed by MKU Vice-Chancellor and Unesco Secretary Seneral in Paris, France, Dr Irina Bokova. Upon completion, it is hoped that the results of the research at Naivasha Maximum Security Prison will inform the Kenya Prison’s education policies in the country and probably beyond. The MKU – Naivasha Maximum Prison partnership was initiated by Madam Jayne Muchiri-Marquard who was brought up at the prison in the 70s by her late father who was a warden . She continues to marshal hefty support to the prison both financially and in kind from her own resources and from well-wishers as a way of giving back to the prison that nurtured her into what she is today.
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