Scholars at the conference
June 13, 2016
Thank you so much for supporting the PATHWAYS scholars. Today we want to report on our annual conference that was held from April 30 to May 1, 2016 at the PEC House in Nairobi. The program was run by third year scholar Eric Lemungesi, who emphasized the need for group cohesion by discussing the proverb, “If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together”. Among the speakers were Michael Murigi (alumnus) on the topic of leadership and integrity in Kenya and Joy Mbaabu on the importance of communication, especially in the way of expectations. Time was taken to discuss the importance of wellness, physical as well as mental, and even everyone participated in a short yoga class. Finally, as a fun exercise and to think about where their life path is headed, the scholars wrote what they think their epitaphs would be (see below).
1 Erick:“1994-2070.”Eric was a peace loving person who brought smiles to many. He will be highly remembered for many good things he has done. May his soul rest in eternal life”
2 Marilyn : “Daktari always walked in the light. May she R. I. P…”
3 Samuel:“Samuel fought for the rights of people…”
4 Isaac:“He achieved his goals. May he R. I. P….”
5 Ascarnancy:“Ascar was a joyful person who put a roof over the heads of many…”
6 Catherine:“BORN: 29.12.1991,SUNSET: …“You were a great leader, have treated many, you are irreplaceable. We love you but god loved you more
7 Annastacia:“A professor with a name i.e. mama Lucy…”
8 Monicah:“Here lies a woman who inspired many and gave her all to the community…”
9 Justas:“A great teacher of his time…”
10 Brian:“Was a true leader who helped many to build destinies…”
11 Shadrack:“Your body can be dead but millions of your big heart are alive…”
The conference was a good opportunity to share and learn from each others' experiences with university as well as community projects. We are extremmly grateful for your continued support in this program to develop future leaders through leading community development projects.
Scholars practicing yoga