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AIESEC USIU AFRICA MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2014


Newsletter Student/Alumni Edition

EDITORIAL MESSAGE

Hello, I hope you are all excellent. It has indeed been a great start to the month of February, having marked the end of the annual AIESEC KENYA National Conference. A lot was learned by members and the zeal to ‘work it’ is anticipated. The year is still young and the output so far in AIESEC USIU is pleasant. There are different conferences coming up this year, so be on the look out for any which might interest you; you may keep in touch with us on our social media handles for more information. All the best in your endeavours.

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Local Chapter President - LCP As we approach the end of the first quarter of the year, AIESEC in USIU has been running lots of activities from the planning of the upcoming Youth to Business Forum to reviving former partnerships with companies. We have also been promoting AIESEC in itself, as our impact has to be showcased for us to even achieve the AIESEC 2015 goal which aims at engaging and developing every young person in the world. The Executive Board and I have been working tirelessly with our vision being “To work together in keeping our promise, empowering our members and changing the status quo.� This is because we envision a bigger and better AIESEC USIU; with empowered members,better quality of the exchange programs and in this way improving the AIESEC brand as well. I would like to thank the USIU administration for their tremendous support this far as well as our alumni and the Board of Advisors.

Santana Muthoni, Local Chapter President.

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FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION Focus areas for the month were: • Team Integration • Projects Planning 1. Team Integration Majority of my members in both teams (finance & administration) are new. Thus, it was necessaryto integrate them to the portfolio, cultivate teamwork and ensure proper coordination within and between the two teams. 2. Projects Planning Planning for the Local Committee T-Shirts project and Computer projects began in early February. Despite some challenges, the teams’ efforts through the month are promising to bear fruit when the projects are executed. The T-Shirts’ project is expected to end by March, this year. “For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories” - Plato

Benjamin Makau, Vice President, Finance & Administration.

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Talent Management -TM

About AIESEC

In February, there were certain activities that took place. They include: • A training for Talent Management portfolio members led byWinfred Maina, • An AIESEC knowledge game maniac, • A training on the AIESEC portal - myaiesec.net for members that was patroned by Bob Mwangi, from the Member Committee of AIESEC Kenya. • Goal setting for members and • A talk on leadership by Professor Scott Bellows to the members, since Leadership is the core focus of AIESEC.

STEPHANIE MUNYOKI, VICE PRESIDENT, TALENT MANAGEMENT.

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CORPORATE RELATIONS - CR IGIP This month of February, we encountered a few setbacks with our current Trainee Nominee,Centre Stage Marketing Limited, where communication from the CEO to us has been delayed; but we are working on two potential raises with DT Dobie and Prakash Chemical Limited. We will also appreciate referrals from Alumni for iGIP(Incoming Global Internship Programme) to assist our sales. Alumni An Alumni survey form has been created for all our Alumni to fill in so we can reconnect with them and engage them into our Local Committee activities. Here’s the link to the survey form: https://docs.google.com/forms/ d/1OWPZ2GYX1EtdBO2TlteAs_OC6o7TvRdQdAQdj6h-sYY/viewform We look forward to engaging with you. Partners On revival of Partnerships, we have successfully revived the partnership with Old Mutual and also gotten ten Brand Ambassadors for their new student account called ‘I-INVEST.’ This is like a student fixed deposit account where you can start saving with as low as ten shillings and depending on how much you would have saved at the end of the month, you get a 6.7% interest on your money. We have also used the upcoming Youth to Business Forum as a test run in reviving the partnership with HACO Industries which is now known as HACO TIGER BRANDS.

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Youth to Business This event has been moved to Wednesday 26th March, 2014 due to the Student Affairs Council’s elections that will be held on the 19th and 20th of March. The speakers of the event are: Mark Senteu (Vivo Energy), Cecelia Nyawera (Lawyer & Business Analyst), and a representative from a company called NIELSEN. The Organising Committee still intends to get Biko Adema on board as a speaker. Our very own Alumnus, Pheodor Njoroge (alias Brown) will also be gracing us with his presence as a speaker too. HACO TIGER BRANDS has partnered with us and are providing free products like chocolates, hair and skin care products to boost the energy levels of the students. NIELSEN will also be providing lunch for the students. Planning is still in progress and we hope to deliver a successful event.

Alicia James, Vice President, Corporate Relations.

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INCOMING EXCHANGE - ICX For the Incoming Global Community Development Programme (IGCDP) team, this has been a month of Raising and Re-raising. Following the recently passed financial model, there was need to ensure we have Trainee Nominee takers who can follow through and make sure that we capitalize on the many projects that could potentially help us comply with it as well as bring us the numbers we require. Some of the most recent partnerships are with Phanicey Foundation, Gracias Foundation and PEACE just to name a few. Besides that, we visited one of our Trainee Nominee in Eldoret just to set expectations for the future and measure their growth regarding our product. It was an amazing experience to see the change in the young children who are so grateful to be exposed to other cultures and learn other skills that complement their school work. Truly, it was an inspiration and it’s the reason to keep at this. Below are some photos of the visit to Eldoret to the Trainee Nominee:

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The children of Treasure Academy.

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Santana Wangui,(left) - AIESEC in USIU President, Gloria (middle) - Director of Treasure Academy, and Sylvia Mundia(right) - Vice President, Incoming Exchange SYLVIA MUNDIA, VICE PRESIDENT, INCOMING EXCHANGE.

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COMMUNICATIONS & INFORMATION MANAGEMENT - COMM & IM The month of February has seen a growth in the number of followers on Social Media, mainly Facebook and Twitter. I have also been on a mission of training my members on certain tools ofcommunication and also tracking their progress on a weekly basis. Tracking is also done in regards to their Job Descriptions. The promotion of the Youth to Business Forum is also ongoing on Social Media and also through word of mouth and promotions on campus. As a team, we are also coming up with certain poster options, in regards to the upcoming Super Member Seminar Series, scheduled for 4th April 2014, which will invite other AIESEC members from the Thika Road Region. The social media is daily updated on any upcoming events or activities coming up.

MAUREEN EMU, VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS & INFORMATION MANAGEMENT.

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EXPANSIONS This has been an awesome month. I attended the Expansions Development Team meeting early this month alongside other Expansion Managers led by the Expansion Coordinator of AIESEC Kenya - Sophie Njenga. We were able to discuss ways of improving our relationships with the Specialized Units so as to sell exchange better and faster. A SWOT analysis was done in our different Specialized Units which enabled us to know our reality with them. Additionally, Sophie also organized the Specialized Units Summit which brought together all the specialized units which were: • • • • •

The Multi-media University JKUAT Karen campus Zetech College Riara University and Kenya Methodist University among others.

All in all, I am glad that I achieved my objectives for this month. We are currently planning for ground recruitment early next month - March 2014.

DOREEN IMOH, VICE PRESIDENT, EXPANSIONS.

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CONNECT WITH US ON: AIESEC in USIU

@AIESECUSIU

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EXECUTIVE BOARD Santana Wangui Local Chapter President santana.muthoni@aiesec.net Sylvia Njoki Vice President - Incoming Exchange sylvia.njoki@aiesec.net

Stephanie Muigai Vice President - Outgoing Exchange steph.muigai@aiesec.net

Stephanie Munyoki Vice President - Talent Management stephanie.munyoki@aiesec.net

Alicia James Vice President - Corporate Relations alicia.james@aiesec.net

Doreen Emu Vice President - Expansions doreen.emu@aiesec.net Maureen Emu Vice President - Communications maureen.emu@aiesec.net

Benjamin Makau Vice President - Finance & Administration benjamin.makau@aiesec.net

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