12th Mentorship Conversations 

This event was held on Saturday 31st December 2016 at the MOW Club in South C, Nairobi. Target Participants are Upper Primary, High School & College youth and the Chief Guest was Michael Mutie (African Leadership University, ALU Class 2020)

Discussion Topics included: 

  • From Dagoretti High School to a top, world class university on full scholarship
  • Success strategies for Academic & Career success
  • Value of Mentorship 
  • Preparation for Application, Admission & Scholarships to top world class universities
  • Case Study: African Leadership University (Mauritius) for the African Leadership Academy - ALA & ALU Education
  • Minerva Schools scholarships: innovative undergraduate program that combines four years of world travel with rigorous, interdisciplinary study. Residential locations include San Francisco (USA), Berlin (Germany), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Seoul (South Korea), Hyderabad (India), London (UK), Taipei (Taiwan)
  • GMAT test preparation for graduate admissions success. This computer adaptive test (CAT) assess analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills used in admission assessment to graduate management programs, such as an MBA.
  • Supporting Mentees: Akad mentee students admitted to top universities; ALA & ALU and others
  • Moderator: Rev. Dr. Julius Weche & Rosemary Wambui in a Socratic fashion
  • Teambuilding: by Mr. Boniface Omina (Lenana School)

Previous Mentorship Conversations

  • 5th Mentorship Conversations - with Harriet Kariuki (Harvard University), Ann Gitau (Ashesi University, Ghana); African Leadership Academy (ALA) alumni -  Anthony Maina (Vanderbilt University , USA), Tapiwa Lionel Sondai, (Duke University, USA), Jason Oteng-Nyame, (Davidson College, USA) and Professor Mugendi M'Rithaa (Cape Peninsular University of Technology, CUPT, Cape Town, South Africa). For photos, please click here
  • 6th Mentorship Conversations - For photos, click here and here
  • 7th Mentorship Conversations with Senate Speaker Ekwee Ethuro
  • Golf Mentorship with sincere appreciation to Sigona Golf Club - For photos, click here
  • 10th Mentorship Conversations - Friday 24th June 2016 with Mr. Joshua Oigara, CEO KCB Group, Mr. Sam Makome, COO & MD, Mrs. Anastacia Kimtai, Director Retail Banking, Mr. Job Njiru, Customer Experience Manager and other managers from Human Resources and Mortgage Departments. For photos, click here
  • 11th Mentorship Conversations   with Eric Ochieng (Harvard University, Class 2020), Eng Albert Mugo, CEO KenGen and Mr. Simon Kiplagat (General Manager, Finance) on 2nd July 2016; photos are available by clicking here

Student Testimonials 

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Previous Student Testimonials 

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We are pleased to collaborate with these organisations in providing success solutions for Academic & Career Excellence. 


Josphat Lowoi, second year student at the African Leadership Academy (ALA)           sharing his experience of leadership at ALA, South Africa and the                                          Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado, USA

Profile: Michael Mutie

Michael is a Kenyan student admitted on full scholarship at the African Leadership University, in Mauritius. He is the Lead Youth Brand Ambassador for the Oracle Corporation in Mauritius. As a result of his proactive leadership, Michael was recently hosted for a young leaders’ summit at the White House in Washington DC, courtesy of President Barack Obama. On 20th October 2015, he received a Nationwide recognition as a "Shujaa" (Hero), on National TV, due to his leadership in adding value to the youth in his country. Additionally, he is the Founder of a Leadership organization known as Lead the Change Initiative. Michael is an Entrepreneur, as well as a volunteer Mentor in a Kenyan based organization called the AKAD Education Group – Africa.

Michael has severally participated on National TV and Radio, speaking as a leader on youth issues to thousands of youths across Kenya, the East African region and beyond. As an agent of change, he has provided his community with various energy solutions through his ingenious innovations. As a result, he was recognized as the Second best young Innovator in Africa from Kenya, in July 2012.

With an eye for the Sustainable Development, Michael founded The ClimArT Campaign initiative, on the Island of Mauritius. This is a movement leveraging Arts and Technology to raise awareness on Climate change, and to take a stand for the environment. The Campaign has successfully garnered support from both local and international organizations and corporates, including the Mauritian Government, and the United States’ Embassy in Mauritius.

The initiative was recently selected among the TOP 5 initiatives as the best youth Green Initiatives in Africa, and will be receiving funding from the African Initiative on Climate Change, so as to further her campaign efforts across the continent. ClimArT featured in the African youth Green Initiatives Book launched during The 22nd session of the  Youth Conference on Climate Change - Africa Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in November 2016, in Marrakech, Morocco.

Michael’s hope and dream is to rebrand the image of Africa through education, innovation and technology, and he’s strategically and tirelessly working every day to bring this dream to fruition.

Email: mmutie15@alueducation.com

Tel: +230 584 091 46; Facebook  LinkedIn  Twitter

        Michael Mutie consults with his mentor, Dr. Vimal Shah, prior to the                                               Mentorship Conversations event 

This historical video is great with Ernest Ochieng (Harvard Class 2020), Shadrack Lilan (UPenn, Class 2020), George Gathiani and Michael Mutie prior to departure overseas and in the Akad Mentorship Program

                   Michael at the African Leadership University, Mauritius



Michael with Fred Swaniker, Founder of ALA & ALU and Country Manager of Oracle Mauritius

          Michael with former First Lady, H.E. Graca Machel in Mauritius 


Senate Speaker,Hon Ekwee Ethuro, previous Chief Guest at our 7th Mentorship Conversations event, 2016


Other Participants


Josphat Lowoi

Josphat Lowoi has just completed his first year student at African leadership Academy (ALA) in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In March, 2016, Josphat was one of five students selected to represent Africa in the Aspen ideas festival, Colorado, USA. The program pays all the expenses to attend the prestigious Aspen Ideas festival, an exceptional gathering of change drivers and the best brains on in the world at the Aspen institute in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Through this opportunity, he met remarkable individuals ranging from US secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, Walter Isaacson (former CNN Boss and current president of the Aspen Institute) David Brooks (Columnist of the New York Times) to Adam Grant whose consulting clients include Google, US Army and the world Economy Forum. 

Josphat is a Yale Global scholar, a recipient of a full tuition scholarship to attend the Yale Young global Scholars program in New Haven, Connecticut, USA to discuss various seminal texts related to Climate change and energy.

At the African Leadership Academy, Josphat was part of the team that organised the Southern African Ideas festival; a three day event held in South Africa that brings together innovative youths from across the continent and connects them to global mentors such as Jon Harari, CEO of WindowsWear. Josphat is a Peer Counselor and a Student Ambassador representing ALA in official functions like media interviews, facilitating guest speaker sessions and welcoming guests, such as Michael Joseph, former Boss of Safaricom in Kenya.

Prior to joining ALA, Josphat was the school captain of Lenana School and an author of a chemistry book. He is an Associate of Akad Education Group-Africa, where he participated in “Mentoring Future Leaders” seminar with Dr. Vimal Shah at Bidco Africa. 

Josphat presented a memento to and thanked former USA President Bill Clinton after his speech in Kasarani Sports Centre, Kenya on behalf of nearly 10,000 Equity scholars and Equity Bank officials as an active Peer mentor and “Wings to Fly” Scholar in the Equity Leaders Program, April 2015. He has given back by speaking to several schools, such as The Alliance High school, Lenana School, Precious Blood-Riruta, Ngubereti High school and others.

Upon graduation, Josphat seeks to further give back to society by passing on skills acquired at ALA to European students attending Leaf School in Slovakia. He hopes to join Amherst, Williams College in Massachussetts, USA, to pursue a major in Industrial Chemistry.

Josphat has regularly been in the Kenyan national press such as in “The Daily Nation” newspaper after posting excellent KCSE results and being featured in Equity Group foundation magazines. More information is available at the links below.





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