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LETS DO THIS KENYA: 125 Young Kenyans Certified As Maestros Leaders

In the words of the great Nelson Mandela, "What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead." Maestros Leadership Teams in Kenya have committed themselves in working on developing and equipping young people into leaders who have purpose, motivated by service to humanity and driven by sustainable results to achieve an Africa that is politically, socially and economically successful.

The leadership summit that has certified 125 young people as Maestros Leaders was organized to empower the youth in Kenya, where we have more than 600 Maestros in different chapters across Kenya. It took place at Ebony Chambers in Nairobi City on the 1st of July 2017, and It was a great opportunity to bring different young people to learn and network at one centre, we also had Maestros from different chapters together including, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Tech (JKUAT) Team, University of Nairobi (UoN) Team, +254,Maestros Team, Hope Maestros Team, Kenyatta University Maseno Team and Egerton Team. 

Started with prayers by Grace Mwikali., then Diana Mulinge and John Kamau took us through our social media platforms explaining to us the different social media handles, their importance and how to participate as maestros. 

Grace Mwikali made the opening remarks which were comprised of the Vision, mission, the service of Maestros Team, The problems we are solving, Revenue model, Maestros milestones since 2015 to 2018, the structure and how maestros structure works. 

The Masters of Ceremony (Brian and Irene Nyabuto) with the Help of Irina Rogge, came up with introduction games to keep everyone excited and for the people to interact There were special performances: poems, speeches from Lunani and Irene Rogge
The various chapter coordinators introduced themselves and their chapter leaders, after that we had a special speech from Mr. Radido (motivational speaker and author) 

The introduction of the 10X rule by Naizah Maureen and Emmanuel Otieno
Leadership Training from Sir Claude Saula, The National Coordinator for Maestros Leadership Team Kenya.


Sir Claude took us through the following courses:

  1. Understanding yourself as a leader
    A leader vs. a manager
    Personality: The way I lead is who I am. Personality has influence hence need to work on it as leaders. Emotional intelligence in leadership is needful.
  1. Styles of leadership.
    We learnt that there are different forms of leadership: transformational, authoritative, servant leadership, participative and distributed leadership. All are important. 
  1. Leading in a collaborative setting
    A strong, flexible and collaborative workforce is essential to address major challenges in our societies.
  1. Leading to improve systems
    A good leader is motivated by the need for improvement and hence systems to be developed in a way that will promote improvement, how to measure it and come up with different ways to foster innovation.

He ended the courses with a beautiful story of an eagle that grew among the chicks but at the end it decided to fly and be different among the chicks. The Leadership summit came to a close by the issuance of Maestros Leadership Certificates to all the 125 participants present.  

Special appreciation goes to the Coordinating Teams, from all the Maestros chapters across Kenya. We express our heartfelt gratitude to Sir Charles Lipenga and Sir Claude Saula for the opportunity to learn and grow: we are now 10 years ahead of our peers. A message to Kenya, Africa and the rest of the world, we have a plan for you. LETS DOT THIS GLOBALLY #TeamMaestros #LetsdothisKE

For more pictures from this Leadership Summit, Visit http://pix.sfly.com/4UNWJpt_ 

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