“This might sound funny but just seeing the fashion cops and knowing I’m in check is what I miss most about being on campus. I long for the amiability of the Stratizens and the campus community. This pandemic has shown me that we take open spaces and the presence of other people for granted. It is a privilege to be out and about and to freely interact face to face with people from all walks of life. Now what we once felt entitled to has become a chorus of gratitude.
Online classes are helping me save on travel and accommodation costs. It is also exciting to interact with new lecturers online for they each brings new content. I have also come to learn of other e learning platforms that I can use for testing my understanding of content. And with more availability of time, I am able to also attend ongoing online campus activities such as the research brown bag sessions.
Currently I have a new campaign ‘Be My shoe’. It’s an initiative to create awareness on the plight of children that walk to school barefoot. As a result the children will be safe from infections caused by parasites in the soil, cuts resulting from broken objects and hurting feet from walking on rough, rocky roads. My online experience has allowed me to walk through the various platforms and reach more people at the touch of a button. I have what it takes to put shoes on little soles. As our brother’s keeper we need to stand up and start adding value to other people’s lives by being of service. Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.” Waigwa Gatheru, Diploma in International Relations. #stayhome #keepsafe #keeplearning