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Dean School of Arts of Social Sciences Dr. Felix Kioni (center) and students Karimi Anne (left) and Lemic Ngalla Mwagandi (right) who will participate on an exchange programme to Centria University, Finland at the Dean’s office in Siriba Campus.

The students Karimi Anne and Lemic Ngalla are both third year students of Anthropology and Sociology. They will be accompanied to Centria University by the Dean, School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr. Felix Kioli, Principal Kisumu Campus, Prof. Sussy Gumo and a lecturer at the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Ms. Cyrillah Luveya.

The exchange programme is a partnership between the School of Arts and Social Sciences (Department of Sociology and Anthropology) at Maseno University and Centria University (Unit of Health Welfare and Culture). The programme is fully funded by the Finnish Government.The students said this is a lifetime opportunity for them and promised to be good ambassadors of Maseno University during their stay in Finland. According to them it is an opportunity that will help them build lasting networks, market Maseno University and positively expose them to a totally different and new culture.

The students will not only visit Centria University but also eight other universities that are members of Social Work and Social Sciences Africa Network (SWAN) in the north part of Finland which include Savonia, JAMK, Kymenlaasko, Lapland, Seinajoki, Lahti, Laurea and Mikkeli Universities of Applied Sciences.

SWAN Network members in the south are Addis Ababa University Ethiopia, Maseno University Kenya and Moshi University College of Co-operative and Business Studies (MUCCoBS) Tanzania.

Maseno University entered into partnership with Centria University in a bid to promote the study of social sciences in both institutions. The two institutions will extend the bilateral agreement through the exchange programmes, exhibitions and cultural shows between the institutions of diverse cultural backgrounds.