4th Mentoring Future Engineers with Kenya Power Seminar 

Date:  Tue 5th - Fri 8th Dec 2017 

Time: 8am - 5pm daily (Non Residential) 

Location: Kenya Power Training School:                                   Institute of Energy Studies &                                     Research,  Ruaraka, Nairobi (See map) 

Target: Upper Primary, High School, College                        Youth. 

Cost: Ksh 2,000/- per day

Payment: Paybill 718653, Account KP4

Seminar topics include, but not limited to; 

  • Confidence building for professional career success
  • Career Talks by Kenya Power Engineers
  • Tour of Kenya Power Engineering Facilities
  • Experiential Training & Team Building
  • Value of early Mentoring for success
  • Passion for Engineering as a student
  • Youth Mentorship by AKAD Peer mentors at Alliance High School and Lenana Schools 

            Peer Mentors, Dec 2017


Benefits of attendance include identification of potential scholarship recepients as below; 

  1. Top Female students who can receive support for engineering studies within local universities in Kenya through Kenya Power.
  2. KAIST - the Korean Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, a public research university located in Daedeok Innopolis, Daejeon, South Korea. KAIST was established by the Korean government with the help Stanford University, USA and has over 10,000 full time students with 1,140 faculty researchers, ranked the 13th top Engineering University in the world. Its budget is US$ 765 million (2013) of which US$ 459 million was for research contracts.
  3.  Minerva Schools; based in San Francisco, USA, with residential locations; San Francisco, USA; London, UK; Berlin, Germany; Buenos Aires, Seoul, South Korea and Hyderabad, India. For information, please click here 


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Monitoring & Evaluation 

Previous M&E of participants at the end of our trainings in direct reference to meeting customer & client expectations - based on content, delivery, learning and future actionable opportunities returned the following;

  • 105.25% customer Satisfaction score, April 2016 
  • 84.9% customer satisfaction score, August 2015
We sincerely appreciate the support of Kenya Power's leaders;  

  • Mr. J. Ole Turana, Communications Manager
  • Dr. Jeremiah Kilpagat, Institute Director 
  • Dr. Patrick Karimi, Director   

Our seminar introduces students to begin to understand how deep, wide and exciting the field of Engineering is, with real opportunities for fulfilling careers in the same.

For those interested in understanding the scholarship terms and conditions to KAIST with Kenya Power, kindly click here

Guest of Honour: Julie Gichuru is a Kenyan journalist and news anchor formerly worked for Royal Media Services as Group Digital Business Manager and talk show host. 

MAP to Kenya Power Training Institute;
Institute of Energy Studies & Research, Nairobi

                             KPLC Meter Lab
Understanding heavy current: step-down transformers
Engineering Scholarships to KAIST, South Korea

Eng. Chief Andrew Okal mentoring students

Leadership & Teambuilding activities at the Beautiful Training Institute grounds


This seminar is hosted by Kenya Power, courtesy of their Corporate Social Investment (CSI) program. Through this, we have held three previous Mentoring Future Engineers seminars; August 2015 and April 2016 and Dec 2016.

The seminars target students passionate about a future career in engineering, those who are not sure and those who simply wish to learn about Professional Careers Success strategies! 



Chief Andrew Okal

Chief Andrew Okal is a telecoms engineer with Kenya Power. He studied electrical engineering and graduated from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT, 2012). Prior to this, he studied at the Alliance High School (2005), where he was a recipient of the prestigious “Strong to Serve” Award, given to the best 
all-round student (2005). 

Chief Andrew works in the Telecommunications part of Kenya Power International, a subsidiary of Kenya Power, at the Institute of Energy Studies and Research and the Kenya Power Training School. The institute supports the telecommunications business that leases out fiber optic network infrastructure to Kenya’s big telecommunications companies, such as Safaricom and Zuku. Chief Andrew is part of the team that maintains the backbone of the telecoms fibre optic infrastructure, which is in then marketed by the telecommunications business unit.

His leadership has been seen in coordinating the Kenya Power Apprentice Engineers program, coordinating Engineers in training throughout Kenya – including Engineers that are his seniors. Chief Andrew offers solutions in the workplace that result in positive organisation development changes from within. These include delivering needed services such as User Experience for internal engineering support and trouble shooting for fibre connectivity in areas where commissioned works are incomplete, ensuring customers are up and enjoying quality fibre services

Chief Andrew has demonstrated capacity to deliver solutions on timelines and deadlines within relatively short time. He works very well under pressure in multi-cultural environments and multi-cultural environments. Examples of delivering on short notice in his past include rising within one month, to be the top of the group during preparations for the national KCSE within one month.

Chief Andrew is passionate about mentorship; for over 10 years he has engaged in nationwide evangelism mainly focusing on high schools. He is passionate about evangelism and music, and has been a university church leader and a pianist and engaged in nation-wide evangelism, with missions across the country form Coast, Central and Western parts of Kenya, transforming lives across the board.  



Rosemary Wambui

Rosemary Wambui, BA, MA

Rosemary Wambui is a consultant/trainer mainly in the areas of Mentorship, Conflict Management, Resource Development, and Drug Dependency Counselling. 

She has over twenty years experience in the corporate, non-governmental, and religious sectors. Her areas of focus are leadership and training skills in the corporate and NGO setting, facilitating small groups, rapporteuring in the areas of diplomacy, conflict and conflict management; mentoring young people and training in mentorship, as well as in interpersonal & faith-based conflict management; counselling, project co-ordination, and resource development and communications. 

Rosemary has also worked in the sports arena helping programs that identify and develop young athletes in football and basketball. 

With her varied skills and experience, she works at building and through, holistic programmes for young people that promote and build sustainability, creativity, and balance in their lives. In addition, she works with professionals to help add value and maintain professionalism in and at their work. 

Rosemary holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, a Certificate in Chemical Dependency Counselling Psychology, and a Master of Arts in International Relations with a focus on issues of Conflict and its Management  



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