The ALIN family is excited to start the New Year in new offices. The move which took place during the 2nd week of December saw ALIN offices shift from the ground floor of the same serene environment at the AAYMCA building to the 3rd floor. The new physical address is:
AAYMCA Building, 3rd Floor,
State House Crescent, off State House Road,
The beautiful open-plan offices are painted in pronounced ALIN corporate colours giving welcoming and a relaxed feel to staff and visitors. “While approving the move to new offices, the ALIN Board of Trustees wanted staff to have an airy comfortable and modern space within which to work and innovate,” said Regional Director, James Nguo while welcoming the staff to their new workstations.
The offices are equipped with a meeting room outfitted with a widescreen TV, comfortable modern office chairs and conference table, airy windows as well as projection and training facilities. It has fittings for teleconferencing amenities which will be installed in due course subject to availability of resources.
According to James, this is the kind of space ALIN needs in order to deliver on its new Strategy known as “ALIN 3” in a world marked by fast changing technologies. “As an ICT driven organisation, this is a great environment in which to continuously explore innovative ways to deliver information and knowledge to support communities living in remote arid lands across East Africa,” he told the ALIN team during the inaugural meeting in the new offices.
James noted that the shift comes with the responsibility among staff to be more productive in order to bring about the desired change to the lives of communities that they serve. Also in this paperless era, ALIN seeks to embrace a paperless and wireless office mode in line with its desire to play its role in preserving a clean environment.
Kibe Muthiora, the IT Officer was excited about the move to the new premises; “I was in charge of ensuring that the project implementation was done excellently. I am glad that it has finally come to fruition and the work is done to the required standards.”
Having occupied the 1st floor since the early 2000, the change was timely. The previous offices could be able to accommodate approximately 10 persons. The new space can accommodate up to 24 people in well equipped modern workstations.
Esther Lung’ahi the Projects Officer says that the new offices provide the best working environment for all staff and it was motivation to enable them achieve their potential.
“The new office space for the finance department means efficiency on my part. I am glad that our department has an executive office and we have some privacy. The files are all now in a centralised place and I can easily consult my colleague Roseline rather than having to call her as I previously did,” Tony Kimathi, the finance officer asserts.
Peter Muindi, ALIN’s driver says he is excited as the new offices are spacious, decent and generally a nice place to be.