School Seminars - Academic & Careers Success 

Case Study: Bellevue School, August 2014

 The Three main themes of this training were; 

  1. Knowing yourself, 
  2. Confidence building 
  3. Academic, Educational & Career  Success

Experiential training through;

  • Dividing students into 3 Cohorts 
  • Dividing into smaller groups of maximum 20 within each cohort 
  • Each Cohort goes through the scheduled activity covering the above theme
  • Within the 3 days, every student participates in all scheduled activity
  • Debriefing at the end activity with data of main take home student lessons 


Photos of this event above are available by clicking on the links below

Day 1 photos            Day 2 photos          Day 3 photos       


This event was tailor made for Bellevue School, Primary School Students, classes 5 - 8 with scholarships awarded to top students in each class as below

    

 

Top Boy

Marks

Top Girl

Marks

Std 8

Derrick Ndiku Mbingu

426.2

Sheena Kaute Kilavi

432.8

Std 7

Abubakar Zacharia Bakari

427.1

Debby Wangui Kihara

419.8

Std 6

David Mulinge Kioko

423.1

Alma Rose Njeri Muthike

424.7

Std 5

Rindirisia Okoba Wangira

453.9

Purity Mueni Mwangangi

453.1

       


Akad Mentorship Success Model

The Akad Education Group – Africa’s model is based on molding aspirations. 

Research shows that low aspirations are an obstacle to long-term upward mobility - even when resources given (E. Duflo, P. Dupas & M. Kremer, 2012). Aspirations can be shaped through social interactions with successful peers and members of one’s community. 

Learning about positive experiences of others in the community help change aspirations and, in turn, induce greater investments in education and income generating activities.

Our events include active student participation through robust question and answer sessions moderated by Dr. Weche and other professionals, with follow up networking, tours, Job Shadowing. We specifically tailor make the events to meet the expressed needs of the audience, based on their age; working with upper primary, high school and college youth and working class adults.


Our Faclitators 

Peer mentors include George Gathiani of Alliance High School 2013 (scored a clean “A”) and has often participated on Citizen TV’s “Monday Special” program with TV anchors Janet Mbugua and Hussein Mohamed, and been a radio co-presenter on the John Kago show, KBC English Service 95.6 FM. George is currently admitted to the Washington University in St. Louis, USA on full scholarship.

Brian Ngugi, of the African Leadership Academy Class of 2013 (South Africa) to challenge students on academic excellence in seeking admission to top international, world class schools and universities.

Mercy Kamau of Angaza will lead the Experiential learning through Fun and Games.

Jabari Smith from New Orleans, USA will share his personal mantra of striving to uplift and inspire lives across the GLOBE  challenging the youth to think globally based on his international experiences from Japan to the United States of America with his intense love of people and culture.

Rev. Dr. J. Weche, moderator to challenge students on lifeskills for successful visioning, negotiation and confidence building for academic and life excellence

  

    

Angaza 

This the Swahili word for SHINE and our mission is to make teenagers and young adults shine through our personal development program focusing on life and career coaching. We focus on discovering passion and developing key skills through experiential learning as webest prepare teens for their career and life success. 

Careers take up over 80% of our life and we spend the better part of our early years in life preparing for careers. Interesting statistics show that close to 80% of the working class are frustrated at their work, and at Angaza we aim at reversing this statistic as we believe that passion bring fulfillment and contentment in any endeavor.

Out-door experiential learning provide a fun learning environment where the teens can discover:

  • What they ENJOY and LOVE
  • What skills they EXCEL in
  • What competences will make then SHINE

     

 Testimonials

Angaza school coaching programJan – April 2014 

This serves to confirm that Angaza Life and Career Coaching have been having the Angaza Life Coaching program with our class 7 and 8 pupils. 

Out of their interaction with our pupils we have found Coach Mercy and Coach Jacky to be mature and knowledgeable in the way they carry themselves and deal with the pupils. Our children have benefited immensely from the coaching program and always look forward for the next session. 

Our pupils have gained confidence and become focused in their studies. Their work output has thus improved. As a parent in class 7, I have seen great improvement in my daughter not only in school work but also at home too. I do not hesitate to recommend Direzione Life Coaching (DLC) program to whoever wishes to see real change in their children.  Sarah W. Kinyanjui, Head of Schoo, Muguga Heritage School- Limuru.  Email: mugugaheritageschool@gmail.com

‘…I am happy with the Angaza program and I have seen an improvement in the pupils and performance in my subject (Social Studies) has improved…’  Teacher Angela, Muguga Heritage School- Limuru

‘…The program has made our pupils more motivated and I have seen a positive change in attitude and improvement in their performance…’  Teacher Njeru, Muguga Heritage School- Limuru

‘…My daughter is more pleasant to deal with and I am having an easier time doing homework with her as her attitude towards study has improved and she listens to instructions …’  Mrs. Kinyanjui, Muguga Heritage School- Limuru

31st January 2014 :  “……on responsibility I purposed to be more in charge of my academic performance now that I have completed my primary education. I also learnt the importance of always having a positive attitude towards all teachers and subjects……The topic on careers was an eye opener regarding the career that I want to pursue.  I realized that this will be determined by the subjects I pursue in High School and later on in the university…”  Ashley, Student Moi Girls 

”….the sessions were good and I know that my performance in some subjects will determine the course I want to pursue in future …….My negative attitude in Kiswahili will have to change in order for me to get good grades to enable me to pursue my dream of being a journalist…”  Faith, Student St. Christine Academy, Machakos 

STEPping out 1- coaching program 20th - 22nd January, 2014;    “…I learnt that having the right attitude will take me far and if I have the wrong attitude I will not progress. What inspired me most during the 3 days was: the clip on Ben Carson, topics on attitude, area of control and no control, great quotes like fake it till you make it... I really had fun, benefited a lot and hope to be with you guys again.  Thanks a lot guys.  You rocked my holiday had aloooot of fun, learnt new things and I am going to definitely teach others...”  Maina Sharon, Student Kahuhia Girls, Murang’a 

“…My greatest lesson was determining my learning style, how I should use and where I will apply it…  All days sessions inspired me because the daily lessons taught covered different areas.  The daily quotes emphasized the day’s topics. Some quotes that were really encouraging include; fake it till you make it, knowledge is power, Change what you can and accept what you cannot change…. Thank you coach Jacky and coach Mercy for the daily activities which were fun, fun, fun.  Wow! Congrats. UR PERFECT GUYS!  Continue with the same…”  Joy Gathoni, Student Kyeni Girls High School, Embu 

    

AKAD Mentorship Success Model   

The Akad Education Group – Africa’s model is based on molding aspirations. 

Research shows that low aspirations are an obstacle to long-term upward mobility - even when resources given (E. Duflo, P. Dupas & M. Kremer, 2012). Aspirations can be shaped through social interactions with successful peers and members of one’s community. 

Learning about positive experiences of others in the community help change aspirations and, in turn, induce greater investments in education and income generating activities.

Our events include active student participation through robust question and answer sessions moderated by Dr. Weche and other professionals, with follow up networking, tours, Job Shadowing. We specifically tailor make the events to meet the expressed needs of the audience, based on their age; working with upper primary, high school and college youth and working class adults.


Testimonial

Career Coaching: Jacky’s unique experiences, training and gifts mean that she can address both the personal and professional challenges in life. "I discovered I needed a whole new approach with my job search and my definition of career success". Jacky as a career coach, saw I needed fine-tuning and constructed a process that yielded immediate, concrete success - a job where I apply my interests and talents daily. I continue to rely on her wise counsel. I am now aware what path I want to pursue, I know my skills and professional worth.”   Doreen Gathoni, Equity Bank

Most confident Bellevue School student David Mwendwar with Janet Mbugua and Hussein Mohammed on Citizen TV  with his father,  following the Careers Success Seminar held at  Bellevue School. Confidence building at it's best!!!

Janet Mbugua, hosting Bellevue student and parent on her Citizen TV show

Most Confident Bellevue School student, David Mwendwa rewarded by being a Guest Speaker on Citizen TV with Janet Mbugua

 Critical Thinking Competitive Activities - building a tower

Teambuilding activities during the seminar, Bellevue School

Confidence Building Activities by Peer Mentor, George Gathiani, currently on full schoarship at Washington University in St. Louis, USA

              Peer Mentor led team building activities 

 Mercy Kamau leading in Teambuilding activities and Leadership Role Plays

    Swimming pool teambuilding and learning games

              Happy students enjoying the lunch hour

            Critical Thinking based Fun Field Activities

        Swimming pool activities (no running, please!)

 Jabari Smith, from New Orleans, USA  - motivational speaker

          Happy students during pool based activities 

            Critical Thinking Activities - Building a tower 

                                 Lunch is served

            Peer Mentor Brian receives a business card!

            Father of Bellevue student on national TV

Adult facilitators of the program: Mercy, Hayter and Rev.  Dr. Weche

Peer Mentees, George and Brian with Rev. Dr. Julius Weche



Brian Ngugi, formerly of Lenana School and Africa Leadership Academy in South Africa, currently at Jacobs University, Germany with Rev. Dr. J. Weche

   

Top Bellevue School Students Receiving Sponsorship

The AIM of offering top students scholarship to this event is based on Celebrating & Rewarding them, and help create an environment of positive motivation & positive peer pressure for leadership in Academic & Educational Excellence!

The list below is of the top boy and top girl in each of the classes, std 5 to std 8, who out of severnty (70) students have been at the top of the class. We are therefore pleased to offer them FREE sponsorship to the three day event;