On 10th March 2021, I was invited to train Tharaka University student mentors on leadership and mentorship skills . Since Tharaka is a young yet vibrant university college, there is growing body of need to establish and strengthen every department critical to its steady growth. One of this departments is the department of Career Development which has the responsibility of identifying and training student mentors to equip them with requisite leadership skills and knowledge.

During the training, I underscored the central role leadership in mentorship. It was warranted that the concept of mentorship be extensively explored so that the students gain absolute understanding of what they were getting into. I was keen to “leaving no stone unturned” when I talked about almost every aspect of mentorship including the role of a mentor, the benefits, the stages of mentorship, guidelines and tips for successful mentorship. While at it, I also cited some of the worlds most successful people like Mark Zuckerberg and Barack Obama who excelled in their area of endeavors as a result of mentorship they received. In finishing my presentation, I referenced:

“Nothing great has really been achieved through individual might. Everyone is a product of mentorship”

Published by Oduor Kevin

ODUOR KEVIN is a Public Health Specialist with considerable experience in the health care industry. He has worked in various organizations, leading projects and programs aimed at improving the health outcomes of people living with Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and the general population. Oduor Kevin is currently the Chief Programs Officer at Stowelink Inc, a youth-led organization with a single most focus on addressing the burden of NCDs. Oduor’s experience in project management is attributed to his work at Population Services Kenya (PSK) where he served as a member of the National Coordinating Committee for Kitu Ni Kukachora project. Further, in 2019, Oduor Kevin was appointed as Kenyatta University Campus Director by Millenium Campus Network (MCN) to supervise and lead Millennium Fellows in their Social Impact projects. During this assignment, he successfully supervised the fellows and delivered them for graduation under the banner of Millennium Fellowship.

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