This project will ensure scientists in Kenya can pursue world-class science by giving them access to appropriate scientific equipment and advanced training.
At Kenyatta University, there are currently more than 3,600 students enrolled in Chemistry and Pharmacy, who can barely be trained in brand new empty labs because of the lack of funds to buy equipment. This project will change the scale and sophistication of research they can pursue, and obtain a hands-on scientific education. Ultimately, this research should lead to real solutions to diseases and other public health problems facing our scientists' communities.
- Fully equip teaching and research labs at Kenyatta University
- Send scientists from the U.S. to train colleagues and help install equipment in Kenya
- Bring Kenyan scientists to Boston for intensive training
The success of this project will ensure a hands-on science education for thousands of students, and better support and training for their professors to make needed discoveries in critical areas of health.
“Kenya’s HIV/AIDS prevalence is 6.7% among women and 3.5% among men. I want to use the biodiversity in our country to find a long term solution to the high disease burden.” - Dr. Nicholas Gikonyo, Chairman of the Department of Pharmacy at Kenyatta
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,547
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding.
Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as
indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the
"Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,547
The original project funding goal was $47,250.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
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