In 2005 people said that television killed radio. We are currently experiencing a digital revolution that’ll have me telling tales to my kids about how the internet killed TV and how word war 3 was fought on Twitter. First of all last week’s #MyDressMyChoice was a show of just how powerful Social Media is. It was all planned on Facebook and Twitter but I wouldn’t want to address that issue here. (Pun Intended). I digress,internet providers in Kenya have been at the top of their game to make the most out Kenya’s dynamic data market. It all started with the entry of the word ‘3G’ into the mouths of Kenyans. Days when your phone’s backlight would go off while waiting for a page to load were no more. This brought about other fancy words like ‘Bundles’ and ‘Wi-Fi’. Nowadays with internet you’re able to get more information than you know what to do with
..and in real time too.
Thats why the good follks at Airtel came to the Children and Youth Empowerment Center at Thunguma bearing gifts in the form of a Wi-Fi router for their computer lab and up to 8GB of data per month. The presentation was graced by both Airtel Nyeri officials and CYEC director Paul Maina and Staff.
The kids enrolled had a chance to show case different skills they had acquired at the center to the amusement of the guests.
CYEC and Zawadi Society will also undertake a leadership program focused on empowering the youth.
I’m gonna use big boy talk so listen up.Albert Schweitzer’s leadership for life (ASLFL) is an opportunity for young leaders to build on their innate leadership capabilities and develop new and exciting skills that will empower them to become great leaders and take a proactive leadership role now. It helps explores vision and passion and develop key skills such as planning,desion making,critical thinking,goal setting and problem solving skills that are core to leadership.
The purpose is to enable young people to involve themselves consciously and actively in their own development and development of society.The week-long education program was developed by Foroige’s best practice unit (BPU) which is currently being evaluated by the BPU in conjunction with the National University of Ireland, Galway and Penn State University. The ASLFL program is open to young adults aged 15-18 who have demonstrated good leadership abilities within their own community and aspire to be our next generation of leaders.The will provide all students with a unique, cross-cultural learning experience, via lectures, workshops and team-building exercises. The goal is to engage and inspire the students to become leaders and good stewards of their world; particularly focusing on: community service, skills development,multi-culturalism, health & well-being and environmental solutions.
At the beginning of January 2015 CYEC will have a celebration to remember how it started,its journey to where it is and the bright future ahead.