JKUAT Msa 2 Female Students to represent the University at the SUSI women’s leadership forum in the U.S

Edna

Nasra

Two female students from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Mombasa Campus
all pursuing different courses, have won a scholarship to represent the University at the SUSI Women’s
Leadership Program.
Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for student leaders is an intensive short-term academic program
whose purpose is to provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of
the United States while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills. The five-week study will consist
of a series of seminar discussions, readings, group presentations, and lectures.
Nasra Hussein Hassan and Edna Kawira Mutua won the scholarships after emerging topF in SUSI Women
Leadership online competition with other young women across the globe.
The program was looking out for young women leaders between 18 and 25 years of age who were
already serving in positions of leadership at their institutions. Given the leadership opportunities that
SUSI had availed, they went ahead and submitted their application. It was a highly competitive process
and they were among the lucky four ladies who were chosen from Kenya.
The two students are under the mentorship of Dr. Fridah Simba, the director JKUAT Mombasa Campus.
Nasra Hussein, a Fourth year student pursuing Bachelor of Science Public Health said she was eager to
interact with like-minded women like “Justine Cassell” who share common interests in servant
leadership, critical thinking, decision making, feminism and human rights among others.
“I hope that being among successful women in the industry will motivate me to pursue my dreams of
being a successful Leader. SUSI is known for diversity and I intend to learn their motivation and journey
while also learning about my passion, strengths and weakness,” said Nasra.
Edna Kawira Mutua, a Fourth year student, Bachelor of Commerce, Finance stated that it is now their
responsibility to put Africa on the map saying the forum is an avenue for creating global visibility of
JKUAT and Africa as a whole.
On her part, Dr. Fridah Simba urged the students to aim even higher saying they not only represent
JKUAT but all the women with a keen interest on leadership.
She pointed out that the scholarships won by JKUAT being the highest in number in any East African
Universities, only enhances the University’s image as a leading institution in training and innovations at
the global stage.

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