The Lab Experience

We have classes every Saturday from 830 to 5pm. These are intentional sessions aimed at discussing the week’s modules. We call these sessions the Labs

5 Things You Must Do To Get Your First Job After Uni

Next week we will hold our bi-annual Career Preparedness Bootcamp. We believe that building the kind of career that you would like to have, takes being very intentional, as early as even high school. The earlier you start, the higher the likelihood of getting a job straight out of uni. Unfortunately, the majority of uni students are not doing this.

In this blog, we highlight some of the things that students should be doing to set themselves up for jobs when they graduate. During the Career Preparedness Bootcamp, we will cover this in more depth. (more…)

Africans for Africa, the Lapid Way

Written by Angeline Mburu, President Learning Labs Cohort 4 – Lapid Leaders Africa:

It’s week two already!!!! We can’t believe how fast time flies when you are having fun. Its been a fun week. The cadets are super super excited about the future weeks. This Cohort has really taken things a notch or should I say several notches higher. (more…)

THE FAIBA GENERATION

Written by Kennedy Kithia, a Lapid Leader and fourth year student of JKUAT

Its 4.00 am, lifeless does not even begin to explain the mood of the time. A terrifying stillness other than my roommate’s momentary turns in his huge fluffy duvet. There’s my alarm, well distanced from my bed screaming to Kingdom come(I like the ringtone though, downloaded it after watching a certain Indian movie called bodyguard, you should watch it). So I have to silence it’s beakering and the only way to do so is to get out of bed. Do I want to? Of course I do! Do I like it however? Definitely not! But it’s what we call ‘The Grind’. Where we do what we have to do so we can do what we want to do! (more…)

5 ways volunteering can help your career

One of the key components of the Lapid Leaders Experience is Community Service. Community Service for a good cause changes lives, but it does not just benefit the people you’re helping. Beyond the reasons we have listed in this blog on Community Service being a tool that the African continent needs to embrace in order to progress, volunteering can also further the career of the person that’s serving the community. (more…)

Why a culture of community service is important

To those much is given, much is expected. This is the principle that we at Lapid Leaders operate within. Far too often people across the African continent get caught up with what is wrong with the continent, with a heightened focus on the quality of leadership across many nations. In the process, many individuals abscond their responsibilities and believe that they have no role to play in progressing the African Dream. (more…)