Daystar University played host to the Young Communicator’s workshop which took place at Nairobi Campus on 16th November 2015. The Young Communicator’s workshop was part of the World Conference on Public Relations in Emerging Economies (WCPREE) that was held at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) from 15th to 18th November 2015.
The conference was organized by the Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK) in conjunction with the Global Alliance for Public Relations & Communication Management. The Young Communicators workshop was attended by students from various universities across Kenya, including Daystar University, St Paul’s University, University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University,
Karatina University, Rongo University, Technical University of Kenya, Masinde Muliro University, Moi University and Riara University. The main conference however, took place on 17th to 18th November at the KICC.
The Dean School of Communication Language and Performing Arts, Prof. Levi Obonyo welcomed the participants to Daystar University. He thanked the organizers for choosing to hold the Young Communicators Workshop at Daystar University.
At the KICC, the opening ceremony took place on 17th November and was graced by the Cabinet Secretary of Information, Communication and Technology, Dr.Fred Matiang’i on behalf of the Deputy President, His Excellency Mr. William Ruto.
While Daystar’s Martha Awino wins PRSK Young Communicator of the Year Award
Martha Awino, a 4th year communication student, won the Public Relations Society of Kenya Young Communicator of the year award at a gala dinner hosted at the Nairobi National Park on November 18, 2015. She was nominated in this category for her well-planned ‘Tuko Nawe’ campaign.
She launched the campaign in honour of World Breast Cancer Awareness month, an annual awareness campaign to help educate men about breast cancer support. It focused on men supporting women affected by breast cancer and who often serve as a source of strength to the Kenyan community. An elated Martha received the award later in the week on November 20, 2015, as she was announced winner in absentia at the gala dinner. She continues to support #tukoNawe because women represent the heart of the home as well as Africa. “I care about the health and well-being of women and their families and this campaign aims to educate and encourage the men to support women affected by the disease through funding for the prosthesis,’’ she told Infospot. Martha was a former PR Manager and Station Manager at 103.1 Shine FM. Infospot proudly congratulates Martha Otieno Awino on her initiative and on winning the PRSK award.