During the week of 14th November, DOT Kenya facilitators came together at the Mvuli Suites in Nairobi for a 5-day Intern Professional Development workshop. During the workshop the facilitators were engaged in Facilitation Training, Career Planning, Social Enterprise and Gender Equality.
After each training the facilitators shared their take away from the various activities undertaken:
- Michael Asuo - ReachUp! facilitator from Western
From the session we were able to learn that if gender is well understood and practically integrated in the family, then most of the challenges in regards to gender can be eliminated leading to a gender sensitive society.
- Joseph Waweru - ReachUp! facilitator, Central
A social innovation project generates income to become self-sustaining, but a social enterprise is able to make profits while creating an impact in the community.
- Vincent Juma – ReachUp! facilitator, Nairobi
A personal brand is what people say about you when you leave the room, the question that should linger in your mind is ‘what do people say about me when I leave the room?’ This is seen in how you look, how you speak and how you act also called your sensory brands.
- Celestine Chepchumba – ReachUp! facilitator, Rift Valley
Storytelling is a powerful tool during an interview simply because stories are memorable. ‘When narrating your stories keep in mind that the interviewer wants to see your value and fit in the company’ Diana from Spire advised.
- Elly Mulaha – ReachUp! facilitator, Coast
Always keep and maintain your network which normally occupies 80% of your job search.
- Valence Musanga – ReachUp! facilitator, Western
The morning session was so practical and interactive as we looked at social media and ICTs tools which can be used on research and listening to ensure efficiency and organization as a facilitator.