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Venue:  Main Auditorium, St. Paul’s University

Date: 2nd March 2017, 9 am to 12.30 pm

The panel discussion will focus on historical junctures and evolving contemporary events that may have an impact on the outcomes of the 2017 elections. The panel will discuss Kenya’s tumultuous political history and the place of the 2017 elections within it, the interactions between ethnicity and elections in Kenya and the impact of elections on socio-political and economic developments in Kenya and the wider region. The panellists will also guide us in reflecting how faith communities in Kenya may play a positive role towards a free, fair and peaceful election.
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The University will hold a special week of events starting Monday 27th to Friday 3rd March 2017 at the University’s main campus in Limuru under the theme ‘Awakening the Youth for Innovation and Service’.

There will be a variety of activities throughout the week which will include discussions on different topics including sexuality, relationships, life skills, IT and Innovation and drug and substance abuse.
Practical seminars on manuscript and Publishing, CV writing and interpersonal skills will be conducted by the placement office and Silver Grain Career Service.
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Unemployment is a major challenge that affects the youth in Kenya. Approximately 800,000 young Kenyans enter the labour market every year and youth unemployment is estimated to be as high as 40%.This challenge can only be addressed if more of the young Kenyans can engage in entrepreneurship such that they create rather than search for jobs. Entrepreneurs identify an innovation to seize an opportunity, mobilize resources, and take risks to open markets for new products and processes.
Kenyans especially the young people are gifted and talented with many brilliant ideas which they can pursue to create wealth and reduce unemployment. However the greatest challenge is the lack of initiative to seize the entrepreneurial opportunities.
To perceive and exploit available opportunities requires an entrepreneurial mindset. A mindset is the way your believe systems and experience lets you look at things. Building a business takes real work and effort, but it is best done with an attitude that embraces the initiative and risk involved in becoming your own boss. Stanford Professor, Carol S. Dweck, presented her research showing that hard work and mindset impact success more than natural talent, Dweck also argued that people have the ability to choose which mindset they wish to operate from.
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