Safaricom, through its newly launched platform Blaze, kicked off its series of nationwide youth empowerment summits at the Eldoret Sports Club on 17th June 2016. The maiden summit dubbed Be Your Own Boss (BYOB) started at 9.00 am with blazers arriving as early as 7.00 am, ready to tap from the mentors in attendance.
The summit in Eldoret gave the young men and women an opportunity to interact with various trail blazers in unconventional career fields and learn from their inspiring career journeys. Different unconventional career fields represented at the summit were; the agricultural sector, graphic design, art, music, entrepreneurship, boxing, skateboarding, among others.
The main aim of the Blaze summits is to encourage young, creative and energetic people that anything is possible with passion, and that they can blaze their own trails into previously undiscovered career paths.
The mentors’ list entailed publicly renowned individuals like Patricia Kihoro and Anyiko Owoko (Media and Journalism), King Kaka, Ahmed Abdi, Eric Muthomi and Silvia Tonui (Agriculture), Trevor Kimenye (Business), Baraza Mwambe (Social Enterprise), Kevin Provoke and Wangechi (Music) and many others.
BrighterMonday has partnered with Safaricom in the revolutionary empowerment drive, and was present at the summit offering career tips in CV writing, Interviews, workplace issues and career growth. This knowledge is relevant to youths pursuing careers in both conventional and unconventional lines.
Blaze will take the summits to other major towns in the country soon. Visit their website http://blaze.co.ke to discover where and when it’s blazing next, for you to attend and renew your passion for your dream career.