PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress

PATHWAYS mission is develop leaders in developing countries through university scholarships and direct involvement in and oversight of community development projects.
Mar 17, 2017

March 2017 report

March 2017

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for supporting the PATHWAYS scholars. As you know, we recently selected 8 new PATHWAYS scholars, four boys and four girls.  Below is an update from Brian, our senior scholar and soon to be alumnus, and an unpdate from Jackline, one of our new scholars.  

Brian  - senior scholar

We are now at day 85 of the doctors’ strike and day 33 of the lecturers strike. The leaders seem not keen at all on resolving these strikes.  (note- the strike is now over)  For this reason we could not sit our supplementary exams. We were advised to wait until the strikes are over. This has also affected the deployment of our colleagues who graduated last year. 

Currently, I am doing some online projects and fortunately we've had some companies organize for seminars and short courses meant to equip us with the much needed skills ahead of our internship.

And on the sidelines, I have been working with Lucky (one of the new scholars) to help him with his proposal. The peer mentorship has been a success. According to the scholars they've gained a lot from their interaction with their respective mentors.  We're now working on an action plan towards the implementation of Lucky's proposal.

Jackline – new scholar

I completed my end of semester exams well. When in my home village, I immediately started working on my project. The very first step was successful. I was able to bring together women who are economically disadvantaged but willing to work hard with a purpose of changing the current face of the community. Marylyn (alumnus) will be mentoring me all through.  She is so nice and a great source of encouragement to me.

I am determined to make the best out of every single opportunity and am willing to succeed. I will let you know about the exact structure of my project and what it is exactly about. I am still consulting madam Catherine and Marylyn my mentor.

We are extremely grateful for your continued support in this program to develop future leaders through education and leading community development projects.

 

Sincerely,

Angie Gust

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Jan 1, 2017

Final report 1/1/17

 Final report 1/1/17

 

Nairobi Kenya

 

Dear Friends,

 

I want to sincerely thank you for your support and contributions over these last 4 years.  Our mentoring program has helped many young women to not only acquire life skills but to teach them to be trainers to other young women in their villages.  As you know, our program consisted of putting the girls through two months of training at Solidarity for the Advancement of Womens’ Agenda (SAWA) offices.  The activities were both outdoor and indoor and meant to propel individual growth and interaction abilities with other members of the society.  Courses included topics in relationships, health and hygiene, careers, business manners, income generating activities and spirituality.

 

We have keenly followed these pioneers of the program to find out what they are doing in their lives. I have visited several of these girls to see how they are doing.  It is gratifying to see that they have gained confidence and skills as well as the ripple effect of other girls benefitting from the training they have been given by our students of this mentoring program.

 

We have trained so many girls now that the program can proceed without further funds.  The concept of mentorship is now being understood, and many women are volunteering to take the role.  The girls will now become the mentors to younger girls. When we started, very few were offering because they did not know what is expected, but currently, I am happy to report that we have many girls offering to take on this role.

 

 

With my sincere gratitude for your support in this effort to improve the opportunities for young girls.

 

Catherine Kaimenyi

Project Leader

Dec 19, 2016

December 2016 report

December, 2016

 

Dear Friends,

 

Thank you so much for supporting the PATHWAYS scholars. We are happy to report to that three of our scholars have either graduated from medical school in the last month (Catherine and Marilyn) or will be graduating soon (Brian).  In addition we recently selected 8 new PATHWAYS scholars, four boys and four girls.  Below is an update from Brian, our senior scholar and soon to be alumnus, and an impression from one of our new scholars, Lucky.

 

Brian- senior scholar

Greetings from Kenya. I hope you are doing well. Here in school, I am doing well.  I have finished all the major rotations now remaining with a few minor one each taking two weeks. I'm happy because it is not as busy as it was in Medicine, hence I get enough time to revise for the final examinations.  I am looking forward to graduating and beginning my career. Nevertheless, I assure you that I stand fast on every value and principle that PATHWAYS is built on. We the current scholars agreed in one accord that we will stand by and assist PATHWAYS and the new scholars.

As the scholars exiting this year, we promised that we will work together to set a good example and join the Alumni who have set us a good example. PATHWAYS has come a long way and we'd love to see it grow into its full potential.  We love PATHWAYS. Personally, it's my second family. Our interests are for the betterment of this great organization. 

Lucky- new scholar

I am so delighted and thankful for the chance to join such a great organisation. I now have such a great and wonderful family. Great parents, brothers and sisters I can rely on. When all seemed lost, I had hope and I have a family now.  We just had our orientation at Savelberg Retreat Centre. The welcoming into the organisation, fun and activities will ever hold weight in my mind. I have a peer mentor now. One great Brian. I like him so much. I see it in him that he is ready to help and am more fascinated for this grand opportunity.

The alumni scholars really did set the pace with examples and mood right. The effect of pathways in their lives is vivid. Alphonce clarified our expectations and offered guidance on how to balance life as a pathways scholar and university student. I learnt a lot from him. I will be mentoring students back at home over the December holiday and will keep you informed.

 

We are extremely grateful for your continued support in this program to develop future leaders through education and leading community development projects.

 

Sincerely,

Angie Gust

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