Joel O Awino


Community Outreach

TUM strongly support student outreach by the faculty being available to provide mentorship for student projects in community and global health. The University has undertaken a wide range of events and activities to its partner schools and colleges and community at large.

TUM-community engagements have two broad purposes. First, it aims to mobilize and combine university knowledge and community experience to address social disadvantage and exclusion, to promote the idea of a fair society. Second, it complements and collaborate with the university’s service to business activities by focusing on all those areas of our daily lives that are of profound material and civic importance but which are typically seen as “non-economically productive activity”, such as caring, sustainable development, self-management of health and well-being, voluntary activity and the development of citizenship. These are all massive areas of our real lives.

Educational Activities

  • Most of these activities involved work with secondary school pupils.
  • Departmentally-based outreach programmes aimed mainly at schools
  • Public lectures in the University for children and/or adults,
  • Exhibitions, musical performances and theatre
  • Guest talks to external groups

Technical expertise

Members of staff provide expertise to individual charities, community organizations and schools. This ‘social consultancy’ can, for example, take the form of:

  • Being a trustee for a charity
  • Conducting pro bono consultancy work for an organization
  • Serving as a school board member

Social Inclusion

There are several activities which fall under the category of ‘social inclusion’, i.e. activities and services which might otherwise be provided by the voluntary and community sector. Most of the activities that fall into this category are student-run. Student-run social inclusion activities include:

  • Student Community Action
  • Scout and Guide Club
  • Student religious groups activities
  • Students CSR projects through their clubs

Facilities and Goods

Facilities can either be provided free or subsidized. They include; meeting rooms, sports facilities subsidized for local sports clubs, Donation of books, used computers etc.

Work experience/internships

The university provides opportunity for students outside the university to undertake attachment and internship in the various departments.

CSR activities

These include; Street cleaning, tree planting, food donations during drought etc.