August 2018 Mentorship Seminar
This was held on 8th – 10th August 2018
Target: Youth: Upper Primary & High School
Location: CITAM Embakasi
Church office, Tel 0716 234 737
Seminar Resource Documents
- Three day Seminar
- Online Mentorship follow up
- Workplace Educational Tours
- Workplace Job Shadowing
- Internship opportunities
- One on One Mentorship
- Employment opportunities
- Entrepreneurial opportunities
These include, but are not limited to the following
- Pastor Boit Moses - Youth Pastor
- Kingston Ogano - Mentor
- Nyawira Kuria - Psychologist, UoN
- Martin Okoth Omondi - YALI
- Christie Weche - Leangap 2018, SFO
- Rev. Dr. Julius Weche - AKAD
- Mercy Kamau - Kennedy School & Angaza Coaching
- Select Professionals (TBA)
Kingston Ogango is the Director of East Africa, Alpha International overseeing ministry in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda.
Kingston Ogango in January 2018 stepped down as the Head of Media at Christ is The Answer Ministries (CITAM) in Nairobi, overseeing Hope FM and Hope TV after over 6 years of media ministry. Previously on Tuesday evenings every week on Hope FM Kingston cohosted a men’s program “The Gatekeepers”. Together with his wife they have an outreach to young people about Sexuality and Life skills “No Apologies” from Focus on the Family. He has also previously served as Deacon at CITAM.
Kingston holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership from International Leadership University (ILU). He has also enhanced his skills through various short professional courses over the years with Certificates in; Advanced Leadership (Haggai Institute of Advanced Leadership, Hawaii-Maui, USA); Sound Production & Engineering (Daystar University, Kenya); Digital Media Management (Rhodes University, South Africa); Radio and TV broadcasting from various institutions in USA, UK, Italy and South Africa.
Having initially trained as a designer, Kingston has practiced for over 20 years winning several awards locally and internationally. He specializes in creative, brand and media strategy as well as marketing and communications. Mr. Ogango is a certified coach in Entrepreneurship by Nehemiah Project Ministries, USA.
He is a trainer and facilitator in leadership and management matters. He is also a board member of some local and International organizations. Kingston has a special interest in mentoring and leadership development of especially of young people.
Following this passion, he founded “The Summit Leadership Trust” in
2009. He is an ardent reader with a keen interest in writing. Most recently he was one of
80 contributing writers from 27 countries to “Light for the Writers Soul: 100 Devotions by
Global Christian Writers” published by Media Associates International.
Kingston and his wife Tabitha, have two sons, Andrew (20) and Jeremy (15).
Christie Weche is a third form high school student at Loreto Convent Valley Road, Nairobi, Kenya where she is the Corporal of Administration of the St. John Ambulance Club. She is a Co- Founder of Acumeal, a startup company based in San Francisco, a Leangap 2018 Alumni and a Peer Mentor at the AKAD Education Group – Africa.
At the age of 15 years, Christie attended Leangap, an entrepreneurship summer program based in San Francisco, California, USA. Here she met a team of like-minded passionate high school entrepreneurs from around the world and together co-founded a startup named AcuMeal. The webapp uses revolutionary technologies to create nutritionist-backed meal plans suited to one’s nutritional needs, taste preferences, likes and dislikes. She mainly focuses on AcuMeal’s Marketing, Sales and Customer Relations.
Christie’s interest in law led to her to intern at Chibanda Makgalemele and Co, a law firm in Botswana and Munyao Kayugira and Co. Advocates in Kenya. She was able to gain hands on experience on the ins and outs of being in the legal field.
Christie has been passionate about giving back to the community, as a Brand Ambassador for the Inua Dada Initiative, chaired by Kenya’s First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta. This empowers the girl child and she has led in being a Production Assistant for Public Service Announcements (PSA’s) that were aired on Citizen TV. She currently is involved in a program with Mirror of Hope C.B.O whereby a team of her passionate schoolmates help to improve the English speaking and writing skills of primary level students, using interactive methods like music, dance and art to impact students.
As a 10 year old at Bellevue Primary School and passionate about the arts, she spearheaded the revival of dormant clubs, such as the Journalism Club. She led the introduction of new extra-curricular activities leading to the school’s first participation at the Kenya National Drama and Music Festivals, where they participated in the finals in Meru town. She was recognized for this and shortlisted as top 5 out of 80 candidates for a full-scholarship at the International School of Kenya (ISK).
Christie has been a peer mentor at AKAD Africa since 2015. Through this platform, she has been able to lead sessions in First Aid, Disaster Preparation and Team-Building skills with Corporate organisations that have included BIDCO, Kenya Power and the LEWA Wildlife Conservancy in Isiolo, Kenya.
Rev. Dr. Julius Weche
Reverend Dr. Weche is ordained by the Anglican Church of Kenya. He is Founder & CEO of Akad Education Group - Africa, a capacity building, education based, Christian Social Enterprise organisation providing mentorship and value-based leadership training to youth through academic & career success, targeting upper primary, high school and college youth. Over the years, thousands of youth have been reached through this work, in collaboration with schools, universities, churches and supported by philanthropic CSR and individual contributions. Exemplary AKAD youth leaders and programs are regularly featured in the Kenyan national media – press, radio and TV.
Several dozen youth who catch the vision and knowledge of leadership empowerment regularly proceeded to obtain admissions and scholarships to top, world class universities, such as the Ivy League Universities; Harvard, Yale and UPenn Universities. Dr. Weche has twice been invited as a speaker-panelist at Harvard Business School (HBS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA as well as HEC MBA Paris, France. His successful mentorship is seen through thematic, signature programs such as “Mentoring Future Engineers” with Kenya Power and KENGEN, “Mentoring Future Leaders” with Billionaire, Dr. Vimal Shah of Bidco Africa and several other Billion Shilling organisations.
Rev. Dr Weche has been a Business Development Consultant, trainer and MBA lecturer in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Inoorero University, Executive Director for the Jebii Kilimo Foundation, One Kenya Foundation, Head of Mentorship for Africa 2.0 – Kenya. For 15 years he was Managing Director, Leruo Services (Pty) Ltd. in Botswana, largest supplier of veterinary products to Government of Botswana with ZAR 40 million offer to establish local manufacturing. He has been Continuous Professional Development Manager, Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) and Assistant Complex Manager, Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC) in Galana, Kenya. This work has entailed worldwide travels; through several African countries; South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Southern Sudan, Nigeria, Ethiopia; internationally from USA, Europe, Middle East, China up to Fiji.
Rev. Dr. Weche is currently a PhD candidate in Leadership & Management. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from DeMontfort University (UK), Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Nairobi, with graduate studies in Dispute Resolution (UMass, Boston), Negotiation (PON - Harvard Law School), Governance (NIST), Financial Management (Strayer University, USA) Mediation certificate (MMS, Boston). He is a 1st Dan Sensei in Shotokan, a disciplined sport he has taught for over 30 years.
Details of his mentorship solutions such as the annual “Gap Year” programs are available by clicking here and website www.akadeducationafrica.com – demonstrating his deep seated passion for growing and developing young African leaders through mentorship, training and value adding collaborations. He is a public father to many youths over the last 35 years of ministry in Kenya, Africa and the world. Due to marital challenges, he is the published author of “Conflict and Deception in Relationships and Marriage”, published on Amazon.com.