PATHWAYS LEADERSHIP FOR PROGRESS held its annual conference at the Olooseos Adventure campsite in Ngong, Kenya from April 29 to April 30th, 2017. The program was run efficiently by fourth year scholar, Samuel Akolom.
We were graced by the presence of many of PATHWAYS alumni: Monicah Nyambura, Michael Murigi, Alphonce Oginga, Catherine Kabaire, Dr. Brian Kilonzi, and Dr. Shelly Okumu. Dr. Fred Otieno (mentor) led the initial group discussion of the scholars’ community projects, guiding the scholars to help one another through the benefit of their own experiences. Many of the new community projects are focusing on education and mentorship of boys and especially girls. Table banking or microloans to start small businesses or to pay childrens’ school fees are part of many projects.
Thereafter, Monica Nyambura (alumnus) spoke on the topic of handling life challenges and alumnus Dr. Catherine Kabaire volunteered to organize a support group for the new scholars. Monicah, Catherine and the other alumni, Shelly Okumu, Alphonce Oginga, Michael Murigi, spoke about what PATHWAYS has meant to them in their careers.
Shelly explained, “PATHWAYS taught me valuable leadership skills, project management, timeliness as well as offering a source of friendships”.
The first day, Saturday, ended with team building exercises led by Samuel.