December 2018 Mentorship
Dates: Tue 4 - Fri 7th December 2018
Target: Youth: Upper Primary & High School
Location: CITAM Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya
Church office, Tel +254 716 234 73
- Eric Fairweather
- Kiilu Nduhiu
- Christie Weche
- Boniface Omina
- One day Job Shadowing Tour - UN HQ, Nairobi
- Three Day Seminar
- Online Mentorship follow up
- Workplace Educational Tours
- Workplace Job Shadowing
- Internship opportunities
- One on One Mentorship
- Employment opportunities
- Entrepreneurial opportunities
- Case Study - Aviation Careers with Kenya Aeronautical College
Eric Fairweather (Peer Mentor)
Eric is a relationship officer working with Equity Bank where he was also a corporate cashier. He is a peer mentor with AKAD Education Group - Africa, the founder of Diverting the Winds Campaign and an ELP scholar.
Eric is an alumnus of Lenana School, a national school in Kenya where he scored an A- in his KCSE. Due to his excellent academic performance, he joined Equity Leaders Program alongside the 142 A students in 2017’s KCSE examinations. He has currently studied for and completed 5 Certificate courses with YALI online courses in the fields of leadership, entrepreneurship, economics, resource and disaster management.
In high school, Eric was the chairman of Science club and an active researcher with the school’s chapter of IPSOS Research Club of Africa. Finally, his greatest mark was when he co-wrote a Mathematics revision book used in the school to this date. Currently, Eric is securing a turbine-less windmill he built in high school and is working on the development of a secondary school banking company set to materialize in 2019.
Diverting the Winds Campaign is currently mentoring youth from disadvantaged backgrounds in 6 counties in Kenya, partnering with schools, churches and orphanages with its skill based curriculum. Eric is also the head mentor of Oloolaiser high school Wings to Fly Scholars. In high school, he was the School Captain in 2017 and the first Environment captain in form 3. He hosted the National Prefects congress successfully in Lenana School as School Captain too.
As part of AKAD Education Africa, he propagates capacity building and skill deliverance fostered along the Hersey Blanchard leadership model. Eric was aired on KBC channel for an hour on the show Goodmorning Kenya on Mentorship and youth leadership. Eric was also an African Leadership Academy Finalist.
In 2015, Eric was sponsored to attend a week-long leadership congress at Kigali Rwanda by MasterCard Foundation. Eric spoke to an audience of 4,000 Wings to fly scholars on community building, based on his experience in Kigali Rwanda at their congress in December 2015, he has also spoken to several schools since. He has also attended seminars such as: EAGx conference on Effective Altruism to Alleviate Poverty, Peace Stakeholders Conference at Laico regency as well as Mentoring Future Leaders and mentorship at Bidco and Kenya power on full sponsorship. Eric attended the 2017 national prayer breakfast on invitation from the speaker of Senate Hon. Ekwe Ethuro.
Eric seeks to engage in potential enhancing activities that are solutions centered in his quest for global mindedness and social impact.
Works at: Equity bank
Facebook: Ricky Fairweather
LinkedIn: Eric Fairweather
Pages: Diverting The Winds Campaign
Fairweather Arts Co
Christie Weche (Peer Mentor)
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.