Dr. Chao Mbogo, a Researcher, Lecturer and Mentor, in the department of Computer Science Nairobi campus, has been nominated for the ‘Zuri award’. The ‘Zuri award’ is a recognition by Go Gaga Experiental and Sochin Agency for women and organizations who are doing outstanding work in their communities.
Dr. Chao was nominated for her mentorship work to students of Computer Science, a program she has been running for the last five months. The active mentorship program is based on innovation, professional development, community involvement and scholarship. During the award nomination interview by Go Gaga and Sochin Limited at KeMU on February 21st Dr Chao’s key message was that mentorship changes lives. Active mentorship rebuilds confidence in learning, rejuvenates excitement among students, and immerses the students in computing world, hence preparing them for it. Some of her student mentees also participated in the interview, speaking about the impact of the mentorship program on them.
Dr. Chao was nominated alongside 14 other nominees, including Safaricom ‘Women in Technology’, and Intel’s ‘She will Connect’. All nominees will attend the Gala Awards that will take place on International Women’s Day in March. Dr. Chao will present her work in mentorship during the seminar session at KeMU on March 15th 2017
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