11th Mentorship Conversations


Akad was pleased to have Ernest Ochieng (Harvard University, class 2020), Mr. Albert Mugo (CEO KenGen) and Mr. Simon Kiplagat (Gemeral Manager, Finance) as our guests of honour on Saturday 2nd July 2016, from 11am to 5pm - held at the MOW Club in South C, Nairobi, Kenya.

Discussion topic:  
"Application, Admission & Scholarships to top, World Class & Ivy League universities. Case study of Harvard & Stanford Universities"

"How to successfully present yourself for employment"

Ernest Ochieng: Profile 

Ernest Ochieng’ Omondi is a 19-year-old young man from Nairobi, who has been offered admission by top world-class universities; Harvard University, Duke University and Drexel University. For Harvard University, there was an admission of 2,000 students out of 39,000 applicants.

He is a recipient of the prestigious merit-based Karsh International Scholarship at Duke University, having been selected from over 6,000 international applicants from all over the world. 

Ernest is a budding writer and blogger; the Kenya Power Apprentice, as winner of the nationwide Kenya Power #PoweringKenya Essay competition for which he was rewarded with KES 50,000 and opportunity to apprentice Dr. Ben Chumo, MD & CEO Kenya Power.  He is an alumnus of the Alliance High School, the best performing high school in Kenya where he sat for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Examinations (KCSE) in 2014 and was among the top students in the country, scoring straight ‘A’s in all his 8 subjects and the maximum possible 84 points. 

As a Mentee and Aassociate at AKAD Education Group-Africa, he was a key speaker and facilitator at the 1st  ‘Mentoring Future Engineers’ seminar in August 2015, and the ‘Mentoring Future Leaders’ Seminar with Bidco Africa Ltd in September 2015 with Dr. Vimal Shah, C.E.O. of Bidco Africa Ltd. He is a key motivational speaker and has spoken at several schools that include Lenana School, Alliance High School, Moi Girls High School-Nairobi, as well as in the national media; Citizen TV's ‘Monday Special’ discussion on ‘Disciplining Children’ (YouTube link below) and KBC English Service (96.6 FM) Breakfast Show with John Kago – speaking on academic success, career planning with applications and admission to top world-class universities abroad. 

Ernest plans to use his future studies in Civil and Structural Engineering to provide cheaper, stronger and more functional structures in the far-reaching parts of the country through innovative research and breakthroughs, providing energy-saving solutions to buildings and structures that greatly improve the country’s infrastructure and at the same time combats environmental problems such as global warming.

Links to YouTube Videos are below; 

Lenana School Careers Talkwww.youtube.com/watch?v=j62i6ObiZXg 

Mentoring Future Leaders - www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks8gsk9pqMU 

‘Disciplining Children’ Citizen TV www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5FOhGT4-FE

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