The Nairobi Women’s Hospital College, Now Evercare College of Health Sciences 6th Graduation Ceremony
22th June 2021, Nairobi, Kenya: The Nairobi Women’s Hospital- College, recently rebranded to Evercare College of Health Sciences, celebrated its 6th graduation ceremony in Nairobi on 18th June 2021.
Present were; The Chairman of the Board of The Nairobi Women’s Hospital (NWH) and Chief guest Dr. Lawrence Ndombi, Chairman, The Nairobi Women’s Hospital Founder and Director of strategy Dr. Sam Thenya, NWH CEO Dr. Chris Abeid and CEO Kenya Women Teachers Association (KEWOTA), Benta Opande who was the assistant chief guest among others.
A total of 250 graduates were awarded diplomas and certificates in various disciplines: Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN), Diploma in Social Work and Community Development, Certificate in Social Work and Community Development. Certificate in Peri-Operative Theatre Technology and Certificate in Health Support Services.
Presiding over the ceremony, the Principal, Ms Ruth Osoo, congratulated the graduates for excelling amidst the challenges and effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. ‘‘The qualifications you are about to receive today are a source of pride and a reflection of the culture of academic excellence.This year’s graduation stands out because the college marks 10 years since inception and you represent the great milestones that we have achieved over the years,” she said.
The Founder and Director of Strategy of The Nairobi Women’s Hospital Group that comprises of The Nairobi Women’s Hospital, Gender Violence Recovery Centre (GVRC) and Nairobi Women’s Hospital College, Dr Thenya, spoke at the opening event. “The reason why you are graduating today is that you have proven your competence. I pray that you will have a positive impact in the healthcare system amongst all the other things, be passionate in what you do everything day because the moment you lose the passion, you stop being exceptional.’’
The CEO, Dr Chris Abeid said despite the challenges brought by Covid-19 the institution managed to accomplish its vision through resilience and adopting innovation. “What we know is that you will not be paralleled in Kenya and Africa. Remember you are our brand ambassadors. So walk out there head high and tell people you are capable of serving them because you are well trained. Be positive and professional at all times and have the highest integrity and dedication whenever you are doing your job,” said Dr Chris.
Benta Opande, the CEO Kenya Women Teachers Association (KEWOTA) said that KEWOTA will seek partnership with NWH Group to begin a training course in teacher training colleges on gender-based violence and mental illness that has been on the rise. “As you step out, you must learn to take care of your mental health, eat well, sleep and reduce your time on social media. You need to sleep because lack of sleep will cause mental health,” said Opande.
The chief guest, Dr. Lawrence Ndombi, Chairman, advised the graduates to broaden their networks to be able to grow their careers and get opportunities. “I want to thank and congratulate you for this achievement. The institution is ready to assist and offer guidance to the graduands who seek to progress with their studies. We should never stop learning. For anybody who thinks they have reached the end, you need to know that this is the beginning as far as your learning journey is concerned,” he said.
“You are going to relate with others, structures, processes and this means that your behaviour must be right. At the end of the day, this will make you succeed even more. Your abilities to work in teams, network, to share and receive ideas is what will make a difference. ‘’he added.
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