The African Biblical Leadership Initiative programme celebrated the end of the successful training of 117 young leaders by graduation, on 28th November 2020 at the Kenya School of Government.
Africa Biblical Leadership Initiative (ABLI) is a youth mentorship programme that trains leaders to be accountable leaders who are driven by truth and integrity. The six months training is conducted by the Bible Society of Kenya in partnership with Emerging Leaders Foundation. The mentees are drawn from Universities, Colleges, Churches, Organizations, and leaders in the community.
The event was graced by various stakeholders and was full of colour and pomp. The guests included Prof. Ludeki Chweya, Director Kenya School of Government, Mrs. Cecilia Mboya, Lecturer Africa International University and Board Chairman Dr. Timothy Kiruhi.
In previous years, the ABLI training took the model of physical classes held in the Counties of Nairobi, Kisumu, and Nakuru. With the COVID 19 pandemic in 2020, we held the programme virtually on Zoom. We reached more youth in the Counties by developing them as leaders of integrity embedded in the timeless Biblical values. We had a day class and an evening class that was well attended, and the experiences shared among the participants was amazing.
The topics covered included Self-awareness, Leadership skills, Public speaking, Personal branding, Good governance, Ethics, Entrepreneurship, and Wellness are being undertaken and this is crowned by Community Service.
The Bible Society of Kenya General Secretary Mrs. Elizabeth Muriuki talked about the Society’s work noting that training young leaders is in line with the vision of seeing people transformed through the Holy Scriptures. She encouraged graduands to use their stories to bring change in the society.
Here are memorable quotes from the speakers and mentees:
“We have been empowered to participate in policy and governance matters, invest as entrepreneurs and inspire others through influence” Felix Mungai
“ABLI2020 has shown us that even in the toughest times, good things could still happen. We are a mark of possibility!” Agnes Mutethya.
“A leader must follow the law and be a person of integrity” Prof. Ludeki Chweya
“Leaders learn from those who have gone ahead of them” Susan Ndiangui.
“You cannot be an ethical leader if you are short in your spirituality” Ms. Caren Wakoli.
“Be careful of your mind because how your life turns out depends on how you think.” Mrs. Cecilia Mboya.
“Be professional and best at what you do. You will not need someone to take you where you want to be.” Dr. Tim Kiruhi.
The mentees left the graduation fired up to make an impact in their spheres of influence!
Bible Society of Kenya is encouraging young people to sign up for this life-changing mentorship programme where they will be empowered to serve in Africa and beyond. Kindly contact us on 0722205843 for more information.