Michael Mutie with Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta at the United States National Prayer Breakfast, February 2020
Nyamawih Charo, Stephen Njoroge at the African Union HQ, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with Kenyan Prime Minister, Rt. Hon Raila Odinga
Careers guide book: US studies.
To the right is a file for career guidance for African students wishing to study in the United States of America, courtesy of and written by Mr. Teddy Warria
The AKAD family deeply mourn the loss of our Peer Mentor, Norah Borus (in the cover group photo, centre, white trousers), a student at Stanford University, USA and passed away on 14th June 2019. She is forever loved and missed.
The name "AKAD" is based on the names of the founders of the Akad Educational Group, namely;
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Mentorship at the Botswana Accountancy College, Gaborone, Botswana
Dr. Vimal Shah, CEO Bidco Africa Ltd. with Robin Muraya and Jennie Kato at the annual "Mentoring Future Leaders" Seminars
Engineering tour of Kenya Power facilities
Brian Ngugi with top journalist Jeff Koinange
We provide Capacity Building through Careers, Mentorship & Value Based Leadership training as a Social Enterprise.
As a Social Enterprise, we are led by a social and cultural mission for public, community and national benefit. Social Enterprises trade to fulfill the mission and reinvest majority of profit / surplus in fulfillment of the mission.
Our mission is carried out through the following options;
"God put dreams in our hearts..but along comes life and pushes these aside, and it becomes too painful to think about them... so we abandon them... however, we must empower ourselves through personal development and we shall realize our original dreams...."
- Alianda Kaye, Johannesburg, Gauteng, RSA
Our mentees have traveled to Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana, South Africa, UK, Europe and USA.
These have succeeding in obtaining admission and scholarships to top institutions which include, but are not limited to the following;
- Brown University, USA (2020)
- Minerva Schools, USA (2019)
- Duke University, USA (2018)
- City University of London, Cass Business School, UK (2018)
- Harvard University, USA (2011, 2016)
- University of Pennsylvania, USA (2015, 2018)
- African Leadership Academy, South Africa (2011, 2013, 2015. 2017)
- African Leadership University, Mauritius (2015)
- African Leadership University, Rwanda (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
- University College London, UK (2015)
- Washington University in St. Louis, USA (2015)
- University of California, Davis, USA (2014)
- Oklahoma State University, USA (2014)
- University of Bath, UK (2014)
- Carnegie Mellon University (2011)
- Wageningen University & Research Centre, Netherlands (2011)
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WE DO NOT OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS
Our Value Addition to youth;
- Self discovery – students first need to know themselves; their gifts, abilities, learning styles, dreams, goals and vision
- Identify possible careers – based on knowing themselves
- Prepare for their careers – based on post secondary institutions, such as universities
- Plot your educational journey – setting of goals, timelines for short, medium and long term goals
- Establish a career path – based on current & emerging challenges in the job and careers market locally and overseas
- Lifeskills for success
AKAD Mentorship Model
Theory suggests that low aspirations
- caused by poverty, lack of access and knowledge - are an obstacle to
long-term upward mobility - even when resources such as cash grants are
given (E. Duflo, P. Dupas & M. Kremer, 2012).
Aspirations can be shaped through social interactions with successful peers and members of one’s community. Learning about positive experiences of others in the community help change aspirations and, in turn, induce greater investments in education and income generating activities.This simple intervention significantly improves the performance of students, whether they are too or under-performing students. These see the vision of success in careers they dream of, with knowledge on how to achieve this. The simple result is increasing current student learning and academic excellence
Mentorship is done in partnership with volunteers and organisations that share our vision, mission and goals. Mentees gain by boosting their self-esteem, confidence and desire to excel as well as learn valuable lessons on life-skills, careers, positive attitude and avoidance of social evils such as drug abuse, immorality and risky behaviours. Read more
Details of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are available here
Here is a wonderful testimony from a parent received yesterday, regarding impact of our one-on‐one mentoring, following a session in January 2020.
Thank you for your time on Monday morning. To me it was epic.
The key questions you asked my daughter - what do you have to offer, what value will you bring to the table, what solutions will you bring to the community. . were the very questions I have been grappling with over the past weeks as I write my application for my PhD. I thought that my daughter was getting exposed to a very great timely opportunity -talking to you that day.
At 19 this was a significant way for her to think through her choices.
Even better, the fact that you linked all categories of her person - spiritual, academic, gifting, personality together, was on point and really made me glad - many young people flow with what the world presents to them. They rarely think of who they are and what they have to offer.
Your analogy of climbing the stair well and realising that that wasn't the right stair case made me think again about how for me as a parent - my desire has been to get my daughters' to succeed - so I am likely to allow them to walk through a door of opportunity - even if it quite wasn't the right fit ??♀ stood out for me.
Your discussion on the build up of a deliberate personal brand was wonderful. . . The detail of verifying, measuring and deliberate visibility as presented was so timely.
All in all I realised that you were truly doing what you were called to do. Something that God prepared you to do many years ago.
I was so happy to have escorted my daughter because I learned a lot from your discussion. I asked myself - what exactly I was aiming for. .
Have a good night
H.M. (January 2020)
NYS Engineering, with thanks to Dr. Nelson Githinji
Mt. Longonot, Experiential Training for our youth through Mountain Climbing