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Equity to transform students from ‘class readers to world leaders’

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Equity Group Foundation (EGF) is host its 8th Annual Education and Leadership Congress for Form 4 Wings to Fly scholars between Monday, 10th  to Thursday, 13th  April 2017 at Alliance Girls High School, Kikuyu.

This year’s theme is ‘From a Class Reader to a World Leader’, which focuses on practical ways of making the scholars embrace servant leadership with a global worldview as a lifestyle.

This year, the scholars will be mentored by various leaders from both private and public sectors who will tackle various scheduled topics. Among them will be Education CS Dr Fred Matiang’i who will speak on Integrity & Leadership, and the German Ambassador to Kenya, Mrs Jutta Frasch, who will take the students through the habits of a young leader.

According to Equity Group Foundation Chairman Dr James Mwangi, the Annual Education and Leadership Congress is the highlight of the leadership, mentoring and social transformation programs run by EGF under its Education Pillar. “While we view the Wings to Fly scholars as disruptors of the social economic challenges ailing their families, communities and ultimately the country, their ability to do so is predicated on developing the qualities and mindsets of ethical and enlightened leadership.”

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In addition to leadership presentations from the selected speakers, the congress will also accommodate components on career & counselling and fostering healthy relationships. The careers’ session will seek to raise awareness on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) opportunities as an alternative career path in line.

Wings to Fly program was launched in 2010 with an initial aim of availing 5000 scholarships from The MasterCard Foundation. The program has since grown and surpassed its target to benefit 14,168 scholars to date.

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