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Equity Group to host Education, Leadership Congress

by Brian Yatich

Equity Group Foundation (EGF) is set to host its 8th Annual Education and Leadership Congress for Form 4 wings to fly scholars.
This year’s theme dubbed ‘From a Class Reader to a World Leader’, will focus on practical ways of making the scholars embrace servant leadership with a global worldview as a lifestyle.
The scholars will be mentored by various leaders derived from both private and public sectors who will tackle various scheduled topics.
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.”
“The Congress seeks to nurture these skills, build character and ethics as well as create a global mindset. This is achieved through exposing them to mentoring opportunities by outstanding role models drawn from business, professionals, academia, the public service as well as partners and supporting them to put into practice what they learn. The congress also serves as the primary networking forum amongst the scholars and lays the foundation for cohesion, long-term conversations and collaborations towards creating transformational change”, added Dr Mwangi.
The careers’ session will seek to raise awareness on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) opportunities as an alternative career path in line with the program’s transition model recently launched in a partnership with the German Government through its implementing agency KfW and the Ministry of Education Science and Technology.
The inaugural commissioning held in January 2017 saw close to 3,000 Wings to Fly scholars benefit from the programme.
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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