Community outreach and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are core functions of Zetech University. We believe in building stronger and more resilient communities through community education programmes, fostering partnerships with local organisations to address community needs, and providing resources and expertise to support community development projects.
By working with local organisations and individuals, we apply our knowledge and skills to address social, economic, and environmental challenges for the well-being and prosperity of the communities we serve in.
Our community outreach strategy is informed by:
- Social Responsibility: We have a responsibility to give back to the community through initiatives such as community development projects, volunteer work, and partnerships with local organisations.
- Student Development: We are committed to preparing students for the world of work through developing skills such as leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, influencing without authority and communication. These soft skills are highly valued by employers and can give students a competitive edge in the job market.
- Environmental Sustainability: We contribute to environmental sustainability by adopting environmentally friendly practices and promoting awareness of environmental issues. The University fulfils its commitment to a sustainable future by involving both staff members and students in sustainable environmental practices.
- Innovation: We live our core value of innovation through engaging in community outreach activities that are innovative. We collaborate with the local community to explore new approaches that can be incorporated into their operations. This leads to new research opportunities and ultimately fosters innovation and creativity.
- Religious leaders engagement - Religious leaders and academic institutions share the common vision of instilling norms, values and even fostering harmony in society. We hosted 100 religious leaders from Kiambu and Nairobi counties for a breakfast meeting where we explored mutually beneficial partnerships and community outreach activities to mark 25 years of scholarly excellence.
- My environment is my responsibility- Zetech University in partnership with the County Government of Kiambu (Ruiru Municipality) conducted a clean up exercise in part of Ruiru Sub county; Biashara ward. The exercise was flagged off by Prof. Alice Njuguna, DVC Academics, Research & Student Affairs
- Did you know that nine out of every 10 motorcycle riders in Kenya are commercial? Prof. Alice Njuguna, DVC Academics, Research & Student Affairs at Zetech University and Joseph Njogu, Juja traffic police boss flag off more than 200 bodaboda riders from Witeithie ward and Juja Constituency after and customer service Management crash course at Zetech University Technology Park in Mangu .The university training part of Zetech Community outreach activities to 25 years of scholarly excellence.
- Donation of mobility carts
Data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) shows that 4.44 million Kenyans are People Living With Disabilities (PLWDs). 1.16 million people of PLWDs have mobility disability.
Our Vice-Chancellor- Prof. Njenga Munene and Director Liaison & mobilisation- Dr. Catherine Chege had the privilege of joining Partners for Care for a fundraiser dinner where we donated 50 mobility carts that will uplift the lives of PWDs across various Counties in Kenya.
- SME training
Data from the World Bank Group shows that Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) represent 90% of businesses and more than 50% of employment worldwide.
SMEs in Kenya contribute 30% of jobs and 3% of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Through our Corporate Training programmes, we have trained more than 1000 SME owners in Kiambu County on a rigorous Entrepreneurship Training Program that equipped them with Bookkeeping, Business Financing, Record Management and identifying Business Niches.