Fillies Guineas German Race Day
Fast Five (SAF) rode by Lesley Sercombe took the day at the 2nd Gillies Guineas German Race Day organized by the German Business Association in Kenya and sponsored by AHK. Lesly and Fast Five took home the cup for winning the 5th Race, also the race of the day, dubbed The Fillies Guineas. The event attracted other sponsors namely DT Dobie, Alibhai Shariff, Sixt and KHS each sponsoring a race.
There were 6 other races including the first and second AHK Races won by Macushla rode by J.Lokorian and Korowe rode by J. Muhindi respectively. The third race dubbed The DT Dobie Race was won by Peligroso rode by P.Kiarie. while Gold Pot rode by P. Mungai took the Alibhai Sharif Chilli Cup. Finally, Trade Secret rode by J.Muhindi took home the win for the Sixt Race while Piece of Cake rode by Lesley Sercombe again took the KHS Race.
The event, which attracted hundreds of individuals, families and corporates doubled up as an exciting day or horse racing and a networking opportunity for new relationships and opportunities to be born. We were graced by the presence of the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Kenya, Mrs. Annett Gunther, who presented Ms. Sercombe with the winning cup for the race of the day. Also in attendance was the Deputy Ambassador and Head of Economic Affairs at the German Embassy in Kenya, Mr. Michael Derus, German Business Association Chairlady Danniela Pleitz and AHK Country Director Maren Diale-Schellshcmidt.
Career Fair “Trained in GermanY” Connects Hundreds of Kenyans to Employers
On 21st June 2018 the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya (AHK) hosted the second edition of the “Trained in GermanY” Career Fair at the Mövenpick Hotel & Residences in Nairobi. The fair whose theme was on “The Future of Work” was implemented on behalf of Alumniportal Deutschland with support from the German Business Association.
The career fair which also incorporated an exhibition was inaugurated by H. E. Jutta Frasch, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Kenya along with the Guest of Honor Betty Maina, Principal Secretary, Industrialization, Republic of Kenya, Also present at the opening were Maren Diale- Schellschmidt,Country Director, Delegation of German Industry and Commerce and Secretary of the German Business Association and Sabine Olthof, Project Manager of Alumniportal Deutschland, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
Focusing on the topic “The Future of Work”, this years’ event brought together about 30 exhibitors and more than 550 participants from Kenya and abroad. It was geared towards creating a platform where qualified Germany-Alumni and other qualified professionals would have an opportunity to interact with the leading companies in Kenya.
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German School Nairobi wins an award
The German School Nairobi was awarded the third place at the World Conference of the German Delegations of Industry and Commerce in Berlin on 15th May 2018.The school won the prize for its successful partnership with the Star Kid School that is located at Nairobi’s Githongoro slum. The long standing cooperation between the two schools is based on intercultural dialogue, Science education and vocational training. In their partnership, Star Kid School students attend workshops in the Science laboratories of the German School Nairobi while the two schools jointly organize musicals aimed at further fostering the intercultural exchange.The German School Nairobi also offers free German classes to their partner school’s students and is currently taking concrete action in order to provide vocational training from 2020.
Every two years the 140 German Schools abroad located in 71 countries worldwide are called on to apply with innovative school projects and concepts. The German Foreign Minister is the patron of this competition.
GBA Business Delegation Trip To Rwanda (22.05.2017 – 24.05.2017)
On Monday 22.05.2017 a delegation of 20 GBA members set out to the land of a thousand hills for the GBA Rwanda trip. Braving the morning cold, the team departed at 5am, arriving in Kigali at 7am.Read more...
Annual General Meeting: Election of New Board 2017
The Annual General Meeting of the GBA took place on 23rd February at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Present were 51 members, we received 9 Proxys, so the quorum of 1/3 of the members were reached.
The AGM voted to accept the proposed members for the GBA board 2015/2016. These were:Read more...