…Champion of the #RebrandingSlumsOfAfrica Mission – WE CAN DO IT.



Looking back might not sound like the thing most would want to do and more so when it has to do with a regret. “I wish I knew that then – I wouldn’t have…..” are familiar words when one realizes that they have hit a dead end.

Not so anymore as Mentors and Leaders of the International Churches of Christ – Nairobi took it upon themselves to build careers and nurture leadership when time is tour advantage. Led by Bro. Francis Kamau and Wife, Albert Nashon and Wife, Mr. Kimani, Wambwere, Mbugua Kinyanjui, George Khisa, Newton and Enock – the team has been brainstorming on how to use locally available resources to build capacities of its teenagers.

One such an instance was the just concluded exercise where over 72 participants were taken through a Personality Trait and Testing Test online (Insert photo) Amazing deal when parents offered to have their laptops be availed for use by the children including bringing a loaded modem to access the online tool – the exercise was an astounding success. These are teens who are growing in a World full of challenges leading to desperation and mediocrity. And worse off in Kenya where the education curriculum has been blamed for producing “half baked” graduates into the competitive job market.

The rate at which young persons are getting exposed to happening s outside their homes is rapid and they seldom get adequately prepared for their future career choices and endeavors. This initiative is therefore a big plus for the organizers. A chat with Joy Mandila and Emmanuel Arvin reveals its great success. I had always wanted to be a news anchor, now with my traits revealing otherwise; what is my fate? Asks Joy, whose DISC results puts her out as an introvert of the Steady or Melancholic type – silent and very relaxed. Arvin seems pretty excited that he is on the right path and has just been bolstered by the revelation – he can now focus. As an Influence or Phlegmatic personality also denoted as a blue, he just needs to fix his social skills and all others fit in.

How many kids get such chances to build on solid foundations in a world where economic crisis have taken Mother and Father into the work fields?  Many African children are so disillusioned by the Principles of Professionalism. Helping these cohorts make the right and informed choices early is a core support process that every parent must engage.

Luckily; this is not only happening in Umoja, but 3 km away at The Slumcode Centre through a major investment by Tara West of the famous Australian Resume Writer – out of school youth, job seekers and even professionals now have access to a professional Career Guidance Tool that helps generate Employment seeking documents from very well researched and designed templates with over 1039 professions covered. This is a great solution to Youth Empowerment and Employment in Kenya. The Slumcode Group again wins a plus for availing cutting edge technology right at the grass root and helping raise living standards for the needy persons in Huruma and beyond.

Not only in Africa, but across the divide in India, The Slumcode Group’s German Ambassador – Ulrike Reinhardhttp://about.me/ulrikereinhard is building the We School http://www.we-the-school.orgon a concept to enhance children access to fundamental solutions. The lowly need Professionals to STAND UP and be counted. From “I” to “WE” this concept is changing the World based on the idea of synergy, teamwork and Oneness.

There is nothing greater than building on a strong foundation and The Slumcode Group, International Church of Christ Nairobi and The We School are playing their part to shape future generations.

Will your presence be felt, can you support, do you want to be a change maker? Talk to me today and let’s be the change we ought to see in the World.


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