Visually Impaired Students Receive Book Grant from Kimathi and Partners

Mr. Reginald Nii Odoi a representative of Kimathi and Partners 

18 visually impaired students of the University have benefited from yet another book grant from Kimathi Kuenyehia Book Grant.  The grant set up by the Chief Executive Officer of Kimathi and Partners, Mr. Kimathi Kuenyehia covers expenditure on books and other reading materials of the beneficiaries throughout their study. 

Mr. Reginald Nii Odoi, a lawyer at the law firm who made the presentation on behalf of Mr. Kimathi Kuenyehia stated that, it was the philosophy of Mr. Kuenyehia and the company to demonstrate this as part of their corporate social responsibility.  He reiterated that the grant was set up to motivate the visually impaired so they do not relent on their studies,  and to pursue their academic dreams.  He encouraged the students to learn hard and emulate the stellar performance of visually impaired students who have graduated from the University and gone on to greater heights all over the world.

Prof.  Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs and other officials present during the event

Prof.  Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs, who was present at the ceremony, encouraged the beneficiaries to continue to excel in their studies.  She expressed management’s appreciation to Kimathi and Partners for their benefaction, and called on other companies and institutions to emulate the shining example of Kimathi and Partners.

Mrs. Stella A. Amoa, Director of Public Affairs, on her part, encouraged the students who had benefitted from the generosity of Kimathi and Partners to study hard and strive to achieve excellence.  She recounted how some of their predecessors had worked hard, not dwelling on their challenges, and noted that some of them were now in top universities abroad and making a success of themselves, adding that in doing so, they will impact their families, their communities and society as a whole.

Earlier, Dr. Awo Asiedu, Co-ordinator of the Office of Students with Special Needs, in welcoming the students and representatives from Kimathi and Partners, paid glowing tribute to the company for their kind gesture.  She noted that this was the third grant to visually impaired students from the company.

Mr. Valentine Colly, President of the Association of Students with Special Needs, in his remarks, reiterated the sentiments of earlier speakers in expressing appreciation to the company, and calling on the students to justify the gesture, by working hard and excelling in their studies.  Mr. Mellish Agyapong, one of the recipients of the grant, moved the vote of thanks on behalf of his colleagues.

As is the custom, Kimathi and Partners, feted the students, making this year’s event a special one in commemorating their 10th Anniversary. 


Photograph of visually impaired students present during the event