DLPDI TRAINING EX-CANDIDATES ON LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OTHER INSITUTIONS
The Daystar Leadership & Professional Development Institute (DLPDI) Ex-cans program kicks off.
This year, the Daystar Leadership and Professional Development Institute (DPLDI) has registered a record breaking 458 ex-KCSE candidates enrolled in seven training centres currently running in different locations.
This week, CITAM Karen’s ‘Pathway’ program was launched on 17th January with 83 students, AIC Ndarakwa started on 17th January with 100 students, while the program at AIC Nderu begun on 18th January with 100 more students.
Other training centres include Deliverance Church Zimmerman, Daystar Valley Road campus, CITAM Ngong. CITAM Karen, and CITAM Parklands.
DLPDI program at Ndarakwa and Nderu is in collaboration with Compassion International, hosted at African Inland Church.
Director Compassion International Mr. Joel Macharia (second from left), Prof. Waithima DLPDI Director (right), and program facilitatorsIn his opening remarks during the launch, Prof. Abraham Waithima emphasized on the importance of the training for the Ex-Candidates as a life changing process, guide in career choices and spiritual formation. “The program will focus on spiritual formation, life skills and Information Communication Technology-ICT competencies,” said Prof. Waithima, “This is a wholesome training package, aimed at preparing the students for the next stage in life,” he added.
The national Director of Compassion International Kenya Mr. Joel Macharia, who is also a Daystar University alumnus class of 2007, flagged off the program. Mr. Macharia shared positive insights on his close interactions with Daystar University Community, his impact in the society as a transformative servant-leader and an agent of change at Compassion International.
Responding to enquiries about Daystar programs to ex-cans at AIC Ndarakwa“We have a total of around 115,000 students nationwide, directly benefiting from Compassion International,” revealed Mr. Joel Macharia. “This presents several opportunities to Institutions like Daystar University, Church and Para-church organizations, whose vision is to transform both the church and society, he added.”
“As Compassion International, we worked closely with Daystar University, to establish the Child Development Institute and had the first students enrollment from Compassion International,” said Mr. Joel Macharia. Additionally, we have had several Daystar University Students working with us either on internship basis and even full –time engagement,” he added.
Other session facilitators were Daystar University Alumnus, Pastor Elain Macharia of Christ is the Answer Ministries-CITAM Ngong, in-charge of Music and Counseling. Elain also graduated from Daystar University with a BA Psychology and Counseling and is currently pursuing her Masters in Divinity program.
The ex-candidate program will run for a period of three months, co-ordinated by DLPDI in around seven centers.