Technical College
Of Strathmore Educational Trust
TVETA/NITA Certified

in Kenya, East Africa

Technical College
Of Strathmore Educational Trust
TVETA/NITA Certified

in Kenya, East Africa

Second Mathare Youth Forum

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Above: CBK governor right giving a certificate of attendance toECT student

ECT students on Tuesday 7th June 2016 attended the second Mathare Youth Empowerment Forum held at Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) as part of Central Bank of Kenya’s celebrations of their 50th anniversary of community service.

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Above: ECT student left receiving a certificate of attendance from CBK governor

The speakers came from diverse institutions. They include Dr. Edward Odundo (CEO, Retirement Benefits Authority), Mr. Michael Gichohi (KSMS), Mr. MJO Juma (Director General, Public Procurement Oversight Authority, PPOA), Rev. Joseph Obwanda (Youth Minister, Lavington United Church) and Dr. Patrick Njoroge (Governor, CBK) who issued out certificates to the participants.

This being the second session, participants got a treat like the first one by getting an opportunity for question and answer session and direct engagement with the speakers during health breaks. Youths deliberated that they need to set their own paths and seek help for mentorship instead of depending on well-wishers for ideas and funds all the time.

The final session of this program which will be on Tuesday 14th June 2016 whereby the participants will have a half day field trip of selected firms. These were quotes from the speakers:


Rev. Joseph Obwanda (Youth Minister, Lavington United Church):

“Even though you are in a mess, you can become a message”.

“Your environment doesn’t define you, you are intrinsically defined”.

“Don’t worry that you are respected, only worry that you are respectable”.

Patrick Njoroge (Governor, CBK):

“When life is a straight line, something is terribly wrong”.

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