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Kibabii University To Benefit From Venture For Change Competitions

Kibabii University To Benefit From Venture For Change Competitions.

Kibabii University students will benefit from the second phase of a leading pharmaceutical company’s venture for change competitions.

Venture for Change competitions for university students are meant to foster social entrepreneurial solutions in society.

The competitions were established by the Boehringer Ingelheim Company, a leading pharmaceutical company based in Germany.

These competitions are currently being held in collaboration with Kibabii University, the University of Eldoret, Moi University, and non-governmental organizations.

The University took part in the competition’s first phase, which focused on food safety and ended in March 2022.

In preparation for the second phase of the competition, partners from the Venture for Change programme paid a visit to Kibabii University on Thursday, June 23, 2022, led by their director, Ms. Hinke Rosekamp, and were welcomed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Benedict M. Mutua.

Prof. Benedict M. Mutua, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Planning, Partnership, Research, and Innovation), told KNA that the competitions would help students develop innovative skills that would improve their competency in the practice of their careers.

“I am profoundly proud of this initiative because I strongly believe that our students will largely benefit in terms of the competence in relation to their careers,” said Prof. Mutua.

Prof. Mutua describes the program as a challenge for university students to create and implement innovative ideas to promote sustainable hygiene, food safety, waste management, and health in Kenya.

“Our purpose is not only to get a winner. We are looking for ideas that shall add value to society. There is a need to interact with social entrepreneurs across the globe to ensure that your ideas are in tandem with the needs of the world today,” she said.

The second phase of the competitions, which officially began on Wednesday, June 29, will run from May to November of this year.

The second phase’s main theme is “Innovative Waste Management for Development.” Students will participate in a six-module workshop series addressing a wide range of social entrepreneurship concepts with the goal of assisting students in accessing problems, identifying market opportunities, and transforming ideas into compelling solutions.


Students who participated in the first phase of the competition expressed their satisfaction with the competition’s preparation and execution, urging more students from the partnering universities to attend and compete in the second phase.

These competitions are intended to support the country’s youth development programs and to reduce crime rates caused by idle minds among the youth and a lack of employment.

Kibabii University To Benefit From Venture For Change Competitions



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