On 23rd April 2013 I had the pleasure to be invited by the Canada Mathare Education Trust (CMETrust) to give lectures to youth who are on school break for the first term.
The mission of CMETrust is to advance education in Kenya by providing secondary school scholarships, with funds raised annually, to students from Mathare Valley Slum, Nairobi; and, to raise awareness in Canada about education and poverty in urban Kenya.
During school holiday’s CMETrust organizes lessons in multiple fields for example life skills, entrepreneurship, leadership among others and for more kindly visit http://cmetrust.org
CMETrust is a youth friendly organization and it is amazing to experience how they connect with their youth who are enthusiastic in learning new things and they are informed about their environment. Titus told me they chose me because they wanted to connect with people who live or have lived in similar neighborhoods as their target groups, and have succeeded in life in one way or the other.
This opportunity wouldn’t have come at a better time than this, because I love teaching, sharing, and inspiring the young people as a way of promoting good leadership, developing responsible citizenship and giving back to the community. My ideas are all collected through the Wilsen Initiative (WI) http://www.wilsenx.com, which is a project that is registered under the government of Kenya and seeks to educate, connect and inspire the younger generation who are future leaders in our great nations.
Summary of the day;
1. Introduction of myself that is; work, family, dream e.t.c; This was categorized in story form under four major topics ;
- Life in Sport
- Community service
- Design & Development
- Technology & Teaching
2. Free writing two minutes. Every participant was requested to write something about themselves within a time limit of two minutes! Later we tried to recall three this about our colleagues which they presented.
3. Group Assignment. Each group was expected to come up with a name and a mission statement on how they could bring positive change in Mathare.
4. Reflection: Unique Selling Point (USP), Personal branding and doing(PB) and individual Strength Weakness Opportunities Threats analysis (SWOT).
Generally these were the key topics during the well attend sessions. In my plan I did balance between main lectures, group presentations, individual presentations, question and answers, and of course with breaks in between!
I thank CMETrust for this great opportunity and I’m always willing to visit any youth led institution in the country and abroad to share my story and that of many others. All this fall under my passion of doing what I love and loving what I do!
expectation and this is / was my journey?
presentations; Who I am?
in groups: creating a name for the group and mission statement for what
you would wish and also works towards positive change.
of slogan and mission statement for positive change.