Kibabii University lecturer in Bungoma County, Kenya has asked University students to be more innovative and creative in applying what they learnt in class into practicals and initiate it into the community.
Speaking to the press during the boot camp that brought together students from various Universities, Cleophas Chesoli, a lecturer and the coordinator of the venture for change initiative said that the aim of the boot camp is to make sure that there is food security in the society.
He noted that before the commencement of the innovation activity students from various Universities formed groups to research and find a lasting solution to the scarcity in food.
“Different research groups have presented their findings on food safety and security in the community,” he noted, adding that the findings will help in solving the security problem in the communities.
In his appeal, Chesoli urged University students to be more creative and do research adding that graduates should be self-employed through such innovative practices.
He added that the research started in April where students took their areas of research and went through 6 modules of training with different facilitators.
Chesoli said that boot camp is the cornerstone of sustained economic growth and prosperity, it’s using a new developed idea that leads to making new products and services or processes.
The symposium under theme; Venture for change (V4C) was facilitated by Ampath, Kibabii University, Moi University and the University Of Eldoret.
Silas Odhiambo, a third year student at Kibabii University studying computer science lauded the University management for creating an online portal for food security that has enhanced supply of food to various places, he added that the innovation also supports preservation of food via refrigeration and solar drying of the food for future use.