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Esther Nyambura

Article written by: Sarafina Njeri,Dorothy Nyerere and Dan orero
Photos by: Dan Orero

The career fair commonly themed as ‘Careers for the Future’ is an annual event by myNETWORK with the purpose to motivate ambitious young people with the thirst for more information to improve their careers. This year’s event was held from January 17 – 18, 2020.

 About 35 institutions of higher learning exhibited at the event showcasing different opportunities they have for learning as far as careers and opportunities are concerned.

 Group photo from STEM participants comprising the mentors and the mentees

Various guests graced the event as speakers and to offer motivation and guidance to the young people, among them was Nation Media Group CEO Mr. Stephen Gitagama who officially opened the event, Mr. Caleb Karuga - the Founder and CEO of Wendy Farms, Roy Gitahi - CEO Art at work Limited, Ms. Celestine Olilo - Editor at MyNetwork Magazine and Sports, Journalist, Mr. Robert Mutahi - Creative Director Urban Designs Studios, Ms. Roselyne Kigen -Founder, International parenting for a better life, Ms. Jane Muiruri - Hr practitioner, Ms. Velma Amondi – the Distribution Manager at IBM, Ms. Njeri Mburu and Mr. David Nyakaru who are both national trainers at the Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA).

Mr. Gitagama encouraged the young entrepreneurs to cease sitting back and feign unemployment, instead, they should learn to be self initiators and take the bull by its horns.

Nation Media Group CEO, Mr. Stephen Gitagama during his opening remarks

Themed discussions on matters focusing on Creative Arts and Sports, Entrepreneurship, Manufacturing and STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics) were also carried out and participants sat in the tent whose theme best suited them and had a chance to interact with their mentors and ask questions where necessary.

The Centre for Mathematics Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA) was greatly represented by Madam Njeri Mburu and Mr. David Nyakaru.