Anti-jigger campaign beauty queen, Cecilia Mwangi, was honored with Head of State Commendations (HSC) award during this year’s Jamhuri day. This was in recognition for the anti-jigger campaign she has championed in the country. She was also awarded with a Service Award 2009 as the Youngest Distinguished Alumni of JKUAT on 9th May 2009. She has also been recognized by Women Students’ Welfare Association (WOSWA) an initiative of University of Nairobi with a Young Achiever award at an event labeled in the footsteps of our Achievers. They recognized her efforts in making a difference in the society by undertaking the Anti-jigger campaign with zeal and confidence, an example which the young ladies should emulate.
Cecilia Mwangi, Miss World Kenya 2005, graduated with a degree in Computer technology of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
She has been involved in various projects that include;
• Shangilia Mtoto Wa Africa. This is a school for homeless and orphaned kids. They teach performing arts and have recently put up a music production studio.
• Mukuru Kayaba. This is a slum bordering South B. Cecilia works with the youth here and she initiated the Miss Mukuru crown.
• Machakos - Community school. This is an institution that takes care of orphans in Machakos.
• Wema Centre. This is a home for abandoned girls in Mombasa. Here they provide education, food and accommodation.
The alumni office congratulates Cecilia Mwangi for bringing a smile to many Kenyans. Kudos Cecilia for the great work.
World AIDS Day is recognized universally and is dedicated for raising awareness and fighting prejudice among other activities. The World AIDS Day theme for 2009 was ‘Universal Access and Human Rights’. The Day is important in reminding people that HIV has not gone away, and that there are many things still to be done.
For this year a set of activities were planned culminating in an annual ‘boda boda’ race. This activity is similar to the one that the university planned with the Juja PCEA church and CHASS a local NGO last year to mark the period and sensitize both the community and student population on the HIV/AIDS scourge. We intend to have A “boda boda” race, women’s football match and tug of war on the 5th of December 2009 including staff, students and the neighboring community at the Premier Bag and cordage grounds Juja.