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Impressed by the level of reflection and knowledge - Aiducator Rebekka Thommen reports from our 3rd Mentorship Academy

Posted on 01/08/2011 at 08:47AM

students at the Mentorship Academy

From December 13 to 17, the Kenyan Chapter of Aiducation International organised the 3rd Mentorship Academy with over 60 of our highly talented scholars participating. These week-long seminars form the non-monetary support we give our AiduFellows with the goal to aid their personal development towards becoming proactive and empowered citizens who challenge the status quo and take over responsibility to make a better Kenya.

Fortunately I had the opportunity to travel to Kenya this December and get a first hand experience on this Mentorship Academy. The lectures and sessions held were very inspirational, practical and covered many topics. On the first day, Owen Baya, Senior Deputy Registrar of the Pwani University, and Dan Mugera, Director of the School Of Public Speaking Training in Mombasa, taught the AiduFellows about important personal assets to develop like work and personal ethics, purposefulness, integrity, responsibility and motivation. Thereafter, two whole days dealt with entrepreneurship. Mr. Sirillo Muriungi, Director of the Hi-Tech Institute of Professional Studies, and Mr. Charles Muriungi, Director of CM Steel Construction Ltd., shared their experiences on topics like how to successfully manage a business empire, how to become a responsible entrepreneur and how to form a successful team. I also had the chance to hold a speech about how to write a business plan and about communication/ advertising. The fourth day was dedicated to environmental issues where Edward Mwamuye, director of COBEC (Community Based Environmental Conservation) raised awareness on the conservation of the marine environment and the management of natural resources. Through these varied sessions students gained insights on all three relevant dimensions of sustainable development: social, economic and ecological change.

during a lecture


Tags: AiduFellow, achievement, impact, Kenya, Mentorship Academy, Aiducator


New cooperation with Shining Hope’s Kibera School for Girls. Now you can help!

Posted on 01/01/2011 at 08:47AM

We’re very proud to announce that we have just signed a new cooperation with the Kibera Primary School for Girls, run by Shining Hope for Communities in Nairobi. Aiducation will offer scholarships for the secondary education of 15 girls each year, just after they graduate from Kibera Primary School, and take them one step closer to the fulfillment of their dreams.

We are very proud to announce that we have just signed a new cooperation with the Kibera Primary School for Girls, run by Shining Hope for Communities in Nairobi. Aiducation will offer scholarships for the secondary education of 15 girls each year, just after they graduate from Kibera Primary School, and take them one step closer to the fulfillment of their dreams. Set in the centre of Kenya’s biggest slum, the Kibera School for Girls opened in 2009 as the first and only tuition-free school for girls in the area. More than 1.5 million people live in the Kibera slum in the heart of Nairobi. No public services such as public schools are available to residents. Access to clean water and electricity is almost non-existent; HIV rates are some of the highest in the world; a fifth of all children die before the age of five; and roughly 66% of young women routinely trade sex for food.


Tags: Cooperation, Kenya, AiduFellows, impact