GAP  YEAR MENTORSHIP


Target: Form 4, KCSE leavers and beyond

Registration for our Gap Year 2018 is now open, beginning in January 2018. 

Below is further information about the Gap Year program, even as we look back on the Gap Year 2017 program. 


Costs

Those interested in this program, kindly register as below to join the internal communication and receive pre-program materials by email. 

  • Registration Ksh 1,000/- to MPesa Paybill 718653, Account GAP2018.
  • Ksh 2,000/- per event activity. Timetable to be provided later.
  • Post Event Essays assessed @ Ksh 500/- 

The core program is of ten (10) core sessions of 35 contact hours & 10 field sessions of over 40 hours providing a background and basis that includes; 

  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Field trips
  • Group work
  • Team building
  • Research
  • Presentations with assignments in between. 

Our student engagement is in a Socratic fashion, which requires the participants to work - not just sit back and fall asleep. This is within a fun environment with experiential team-building methodology.

      

Our Value Addition includes; 

  • Self discovery – students first need to know themselves; their gifts, abilities, learning styles, dreams, goals and vision
  • Identify possible careers – based on knowing themselves
  • Prepare for their careers – based on post secondary institutions, such as universities
  • Plot your educational journey – setting of goals, timelines for short, medium and long term goals
  • Establish a career path – based on current & emerging challenges in the job and careers market locally and overseas
  • Establish Life & Soft skills
  • Launch entrepreneurial projects through proof of concept, pilot projects, scale up projects
The above is based on Customisation, not Standardization, deeply immersing youth in environments that celebrate their unique strengths, abilities, passion with great fun. This is seen as we celebrate the successes of George Gathiani (Gap Year 2015) and his film "Grieve" (above) about a character embracing repressed grief, screened as part of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. As well as Ernest Ochieng, Gap Year 2016 admitted with full scholarship to Harvard University to study Engineering.

     

Akad Leadership Growth Model.pdf Akad Leadership Growth Model.pdf
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Registration

      
For the Gap Year 2017, the last activity in May 2017 was participation at the Kenya National Prayer Breakfast, whose Chief Guest was H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto, Senate Speaker Ekwee Ethuro, Senators, Governors, MP's, Ambassadors and other leaders.

The Gap Year training is based on Core and Field Activities. Season 2 events included, but were not limited to; 

Video testimonial by Francis Wahome, currently admitted to the African Leadership University is available here.
Video talk on Public Speaking by Eric Kimonyi, graduate of TUK is available here

For photos of activities, please visit our Facebook page "Akad Africa" or click here


     

Season 1 Core & Field Activities 

In keeping with our Customer Satisfaction strategy, we have regular 10 question surveys evaluating of our services. These multiple choice questions take less than 5 minutes. 

For the Gap Year 2017, the last activity in May 2017 was participation at the Kenya National Prayer Breakfast, whose Chief Guest was H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto, Senate Speaker Ekwee Ethuro, Senators, Governors, MP's, Ambassadors and other leaders.

The Gap Year training is based on Core and Field Activities. Season 2 events included, but were not limited to; 

  • Core Event at MOW Sports Club
  • KBC Radio (Journalism & broadcasting) 
  • Cellulant Corporation (Software Engineering - Blockchains & IoT). 
  • Medicine & GBV with Nairobi Women's Hospital
  • Metereology with the Kenya Met Department
  • Software Engineering with Africa's Talking Ltd.
  • Community Service at Lenana School, Kitengela International School and Kawangware Schools
For photos of activities, please visit our Facebook page "Akad Africa" or click here


Liability Waiver

  • Costs for core events at MOW Sports Club include tea & snacks. 
  • Costs exclude transport, internet, third party & field trip costs. 
  • Field trips & activities are at cost (which vary), payable in advance and subject to space availability. 
  • Field trips are available subject to collaborative partner agreements, and given on a competitive basis - which includes but is not limited to, assessment of submitted Monitoring & Evaluation Essays from Core activity events (please see essay writing format below). 
  • Timetable details of field trips will be provided to successfully registered participants on a need to know basis.
  • By registering, all participants confirm that they have the discretion and are healthy enough to participate in physically straineous team-building activities 
  • Liability waiver is as per policy is available by clicking here
  • Manual liability waiver is to be signed for walk in participants. 

Community Service 

The advantage to participants is that community service verifies and measures your philanthropic contribution to society. This is of value to youth seeking to demonstrate value addition to their profiles, when seeking possible admission and scholarship opportunities in overseas institutions (where an "A" grade is not enough). Community Service is one of the five basic pillars AKAD provides assistance to our mentees.

The YEES! Program schools and community in based in Kawangware, Nairobi, Kenya. YEES! delivers entrepreneurship training to children from the ages of 6-15 years in Kawangware. The curriculum includes enterprise skills, field trips, literacy, and creative and sports development delivered during the school holidays. The program uses trained local entrepreneurs as volunteers to deliver the training and to serve as mentors.


Student Essays - Season 1


Mary Mwangi - Leadership! Feb 21st 2017.pdf Mary Mwangi - Leadership! Feb 21st 2017.pdf
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Marvin Osolo - Jan 2017.pdf Marvin Osolo - Jan 2017.pdf
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ted wanjala's essay.pdf ted wanjala's essay.pdf
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Edwin J Oyamo Essay - Jan 2017.pdf Edwin J Oyamo Essay - Jan 2017.pdf
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Mike Farad - Gap Year 2017 - Day 1 Essay.pdf Mike Farad - Gap Year 2017 - Day 1 Essay.pdf
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Field Activity Essay samples 
          
Zippy Kimani Essay - Cellulant Feb 2017.pdf Zippy Kimani Essay - Cellulant Feb 2017.pdf
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Marvin Osolo - RBA Seminar Essay - AKAD2.pdf Marvin Osolo - RBA Seminar Essay - AKAD2.pdf
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SHIVON NINSIIM - 27 Jan 2017.pdf SHIVON NINSIIM - 27 Jan 2017.pdf
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Mary Mwangi - UN Tour 2nd Feb 2017.pdf Mary Mwangi - UN Tour 2nd Feb 2017.pdf
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Mary Mwangi's Movie review - Avatar .pdf Mary Mwangi's Movie review - Avatar .pdf
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Gladys Gachoka-'Avatar' movie review.pdf Gladys Gachoka-'Avatar' movie review.pdf
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Celebrating the success of George Gathiani, admitted with full scholarship to Washington University in St. Louis, Gap Year 2015
Celebrating the success of Ernest Ochieng, admitted with full scholarship to Harvard University, Gap Year 2016
         National broadcasting on KBC Radio, Breakfast Show  
            Visit to the Victoria Falls, Zambia / Zimbabwe
      
             Visit to Ol Karia Geothermal Plant with KenGen
         Giving back in School Mentorship at Lenana School 
                    At the United Nations Head Office
                                                     Sports!
              Public speaking at Kitengela International School 
             Partner event at Cellulant: Blockchains & IoT 
                    Mentors at Software Engineering Events 
                   AKAD mentees at the Sankara Hotel 
                    GBV at Silver Springs Hotel 

             GBV with TSC leaders, Silver Springs Hotel 

  With President John Mahama, former President, Ghana at Norfolk Hotel

        United Nations office in Nairobi tour 

     Community Service at Vigil Schools, Kawangware, Nairobi 

          Leadership with RBA, Intercontinental Hotel 

      

United Nations office in Nairobi 

  Virginia speaking on Foreign Languages - Chinese 
 Last of 10 Core Session meeting on GMAT at MOW Sports Club  
     
           
     
        
        
              
           
           


We truly appreciate the leadership and Mentorship and leadership of Akad mentees that have gone ahead of this group. They include, but are not limited to, Ernest Ochieng (Harvard Class 2020) as he joined Harvard in August 2016. Ernest was mentored by George Gathiani, currently at Washington University in St. Louis (2015), who was mentored by Brian Ngugi, previously of the African Leadership Academy (ALA) and currently at Jacobs University (Germany). Prior to this, Brian was impacted by Wambui Mburu, currently at the Oklahoma State University. 


This is what our Gap Year Program does; helps prepare willing, passionate and visionary youth to further seek admission and scholarship into top, world class institutions. 

          

     

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