University of Nairobi

How the Lapid Leaders Experience Gives Students Real-World Challenges

Written by Ian Duncan, a student at the University of Nairobi, a Lapid Leader from Cohort 3:
As part of the Lapid Leaders Experience, we are equipped with the skills required in every leader today. These skills included: Communication, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Collaboration / Building relationships among others. The Project Challenge Day is the culminating event during which the students put into practice what they’ve learned.



How Leading by Service prepared me to be a great leader

At the heart of the Lapid Leaders Experience, is equipping young adults to be values-driven leaders and entrepreneurs. This is first done through the classes during the flagship program, and thereafter through the lessons learned through serving in the Lapid Leaders Council. The Lapid Leaders Council (LLC) exists to activate Lapid Leaders into Servant Leaders, by enlisting them in the recruitment and deliver of extraordinary experiences to future cohorts. (more…)

My Lapid Story: A fire reignited


Written by Caroline Kamau, a law graduate of University of Nairobi

My Lapid Experience

From February till the end of May, my Saturday’s have been marked by the Lapid classes. Every Saturday I looked forward to having the leadership labs as we would have various speakers who have amassed a wealth of experience in various sectors come and share their stories as authentically as possible, thus allowing us to have a glimpse into their lives and allowing us to have the passenger seats in their lives albeit for an hour or so. (more…)

I believe in my dreams no matter what

Written by Linda Doreen Otieno, a Lapid Leader

How can you convince an ordinary African man, that the right to sport is a fundamental human right? That was a question by my university supervisor that shed some reality into my dreams. It was then that I decided to prove that this statement was feasible. I am a lover of sports and all its components. I can talk about football, rugby, athletics, you name it, all day and night. I needed to settle on one sport, field hockey is the sport my heart settled on. (more…)

See what Lapid Leaders have to say about the Experience

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Until you spread your wings, you will have no idea how far you can fly

“Like many other graduates, I finished my undergraduate studies with one question lingering in my head; what next? Two simple words that hold a lot of meaning. I had a feeling of inadequacy, desperation and to some extent, depression all these as a result of trying to answer the question ‘what next?’.

I felt that there was still something missing and I wasn’t ready for the job market. But thanks to the 3 months spent at Lapid i now know that i do have much to offer. I’ve learnt the importance of self-respect and the necessity of a good value system that as a leader I am obligated to stand on for me to be a person of influence. I’ve realised that having an idea means nothing if you don’t have the work ethic to back it up and most importantly I’ve realised the importance of relationships, especially those created out of mutual respect and with the intentions of adding value. I now believe that for the African people to realise their potential, we need to work together and build such relationships that will add value to this continent.” Andrew Kagicha, Recent graduate of the School of Law of Catholic University


Meet the first cohort of Lapid Leaders

We call them pioneers. We call them trailblazers. They are Lapid Leaders, young adults pursuing their dreams; young adults determined to live out excellence in all they do, young adults with a great work ethic, young adults who not only believe that it is Africa’s time but who will be the change they want to see. Meet the first cohort of Lapid Leaders, a remarkable set of leaders. (more…)