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MMUST Researcher Dr. Rose Opiyo Hosts IHELP Partners From Kyambogo University as the Team Gears Up for Impact Assessment


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“We are on the right track as a University and have ensured capacity building for our researchers as well as prudent leadership and financial management of research grants. I urge you to expand the collaboration to encompass staff exchange for purposes of increasing research capacities. As an avenue of resource mobilization, funds merging will be an ideal approach,” said Prof. Mutai.

“I appreciate the support that the University Management together with my funders have accorded me. I would like to change lives using this project,” said Dr. Opiyo.

The Registrar, Planning Research and Innovation, Prof. Alice Ndiema pointed out that this is a special project focusing on a forgotten area that is important to families and community and that a day care for the University would be a very good idea.

Additionally, the Dean School of Education (SEDU), Prof. Moses Poipoi noted that as a School, they have been working closely with Dr. Opiyo especially through the Department of Psychology. This is a timely project which they have used to sensitize the community on Childcare, Child safety, nutrition and Enterprise Management.


IHELP project PI’s Dr. Rose Opiyo and Prof. Godfrey Ejuu together with the Dean SEDU- Prof. Moses Poipoi at the meeting.

Speaking during the meeting, the Director Research and Postgraduate Support, Prof. Peter Bukhala, noted that the IHELP project is among the many projects that are doing well in the University.

“Dr. Opiyo has held a number of workshops and has been involved in the research office at MMUST. This is research that can easily be translated into a bigger multi-disciplinary project,” he said.

The Director, Income Generating Unit (IGU), Prof. Charles Tibbs said that the unit is ready to support the project in financial literacy and financial inclusion as well as the strengthening of the sustainability component.

Commenting on the value of the IHELP project towards the image and visibility of the University, the Director, Corporate Communications and Marketing, Dr. Lydia Anyonje stated that the University is proud to be part of this highly transformative project that is enhancing livelihoods.

“The project has the potential to spill over into numerous disciplines and associated projects. It is desirable that the project be replicated in all the forty-seven counties with communication as a key component,” advised Dr. Anyonje.


Prof. Bukhala speaks at the meeting.

Echoing the sentiments of the Dean SEDU, the Chairperson of the Department of Educational Psychology, Dr. Edward Okaya reiterated that the Department is privileged to house this great project.

The other notable members present at the meeting included the Grants Officer, Ms. Chebii and Chairperson, Department of Mathematics, Dr. Raphael Ongunya and Ms. Dorine Ambetsa from the Directorate of International Relations and Academic Linkages (DIAL).

By Linet Owuor

Photos by Wilberforce Shiundu

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