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AWSE-MMUST Chapter Conducts Career Mentorship Workshop For Form Four Students Ahead Of National Examinations

Cardinal Otunga Girls’ High School students celebrate after receiving sanitary pads donation from AWSE-MMUST Chapter.

The Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology African Women in Science and Engineering (AWSE) Chapter has carried out a career mentorship Workshop, targeted at form four students set to sit for national examinations in October. On Wednesday-13 September, 2023, the AWSE team, led by , visited Cardinal Otunga Girls’ High School-Bungoma where it mentored over 400 students and subsequently donated sanitary pads to the school.

“As African Women in Science and Engineering, it has always been a great pleasure to mentor young girls. We hope that by the end of this Workshop, each and every one of you will develop a positive perspective that will propel you to your dream career,” stated Dr. Okoth while addressing the students. The lecturer of Statistics further enlightened them on the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) process, and opened the students up to various career prospects.


Dr. Annette Okoth makes a presentation during the career mentorship Workshop at Cardinal Otunga Girls’ High School-Bungoma.

Speaking during the event, Dr. Emily Nakhumicha encouraged the form four students to work hard and focus on their goals. “It will make us very proud to see you all transition into Universities or other institutions of higher learning. God has designed you for success and He will definitely reward your efforts,” she added. Similarly, Dr. Fridah Njeru urged the girls to prioritize education for better job opportunities, and for successful careers. “The girl child has been lagging behind in terms of education but I am happy to note that this trend is changing,” said Dr. Njeru.

Other AWSE team members that took part in this exercise were; Dr. Lucy Mandillah, Ms. Purity Muchere, Ms. Judith Dipondo, Ms. Moreen Githinji and Ms. Sonia Tsisika. The group, in conjunction with teachers, interacted with the students through games, as well as one on one mentorship sessions.


Ms. Purity Muchere talks to Cardinal Otunga Girls’ High School form four students.

AWSE-MMUST Chapter has continued to champion girls’ education through their numerous outreach activities to schools. The mentorship Workshop at Cardinal Otunga Girls’ High School in Bungoma County was undoubtedly a great platform to empower the form four students with regard to making informed career choices.

By Wangari Wambugu


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