Mass Communication students at JKUAT marked one of the most memorable events on campus, Friday, February 26, 2016, as they held their first ever pool party to raise funds to buy adult pampers for patients at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH).
The event dubbed: Buy a coke, share a feeling, share a smile, buy an adult pamper, was organized by Mass Communication students christened: Team Media Infinite Organisation, partnered with Coca-Cola Company who provided soft drinks for the event meant to raise funds to buy adult pampers for patients at Kenyatta National Hospital.
E-Warriors Dance Group entertained the audience with their incredible dance moves which kept everyone on their feet dancing and cheering. The MC of the day was hilarious and kept the audience hyped and excited. DJ Mickey was on the decks keeping the party up with music. Most of the students danced cheerfully as they helped to raise funds to help those in need at KNH.
Team Infinite Media Organization also invited JKUAT Environmental Management Association club (JEMA) who enlightened the audience on the importance of conserving the environment.
The event was a huge success for the JKUAT Mass Communication students given the short period they had to plan the event. The eight fourth year students, Maureen Kahihu, Phyllis Ngina, Sylvia Sidi, Monica Wambui, James Odhiambo, Linet Maina, Jackline Muthoni and Grace Adema who organised this noble event worked as a team to ensure that they get the best results.
At the end of the event, Team Infinite Media Organisation managed to raise enough funds to buy five packets of adult diapers. They later took the diapers to Kenyatta National Hospital, who had been informed of the student’s plan.
The Nurse in-charge, Sister Margaret Kimani who received the donations appreciated and commended the students for their efforts to support a worthy initiative.
“The diapers will come in handy especially for patients with urinary incontinence who cannot afford to buy them,” said Sister Kimani.
The students thanked the various parties who were involved in the events and acknowledged that all their combined efforts ensured they raised enough money to purchase the diapers.
“It was encouraging to see how the Community around Juja is helping students from JKUAT. The Coca-Cola Company agreed to partner with us to support the event. It was a really good gesture and we are grateful to them for that,” said Ngina.
Team Infinite Media Organisation acknowledged the support accorded to them by their lecturers; Dean of Students, Emma Omulokoli; Director of Sports and Games, Moses Ondeng’ as well as the swimming pool attendants who worked tirelessly to ensure the event was a success.