Friday, 8 April 2016

Rotaract/Rotary: I'm Here to Stay

Growing up, I was never the social kid that would often go out to play with other kids in the hood. I was a shy little boy who kept to himself most of the time, staying indoors and glued to his old "Great Wall" black and white tv all day during the holidays. This went on till high school where I was in a reputable mixed catholic school which had the privilege of having the Diocese Bishop as the Director of the school. I had just transfered from another reputable school, Nguviu High School, best known as Bluxx in my time (don't know if the name still exists) and in this new school, well, I had to adapt to being social, considering I was immediately made a Deputy Captain. This new responsibility breathed a bit of new life into me, making a few friends and made more friends the following year when I represented the school for the first time in the school's history in the District and Provincial Music Festivals doing a French poem recital. This was no mean fete as I had to do months of endless French language training. Representing the school in the annual festivities made some kind of 'celebrity' for having mastered this foreign language so well yet the school never offered the language in its curriculum, and from this, I had no choice but be more social.

Done with school and college, I chose to go back to keeping a low profile and being reserved, first owing to my job at the time as an auditor in a fast-growing utility company in Embu and second, it was more peaceful this way. As far as I remember, I have never been one to love attention from people and would in most time choose to shun the limelight.

LINK Conference: Cathy Mputhia

This month I will be focusing more on the LINK conference which is a professional development project initiated by the Rotaract Club of Milimani. This year's event is scheduled to have four speakers speaking on different topics and I will share with you their profiles, so that you may insight on what to expect on 30th April 2016. The topics to be covered during the conference are:-
  • Scaling growth;
  • Intellectual property;
  • Startups
  • Investment & Finance Options