15th April 2019
By our Reporter
MEET REGINA GARDINER FROM LIBERIA
Former presidential candidate and scholar Dr. Jeff kavinga Kaluyu is a happy man.
Three years ago Regina Gardiner, a former Liberian graduate student of mine, finished top of the Health Services and Administration class. A gastrointestinal nurse by training.
I wrote references as she requested and today Regina is a manager at Holy Cross Hospital- a top hospital in the US, Dr Jeff has said.
When I found out that she was idling after her master’s degree I wrote the necessary reference to the University of Maryland. Now, she is a candidate of Ph.D. in nursing added Dr kaluyu.
Recently, I invited her as a guest speaker in a class I was lecturing as a visiting professor. I have to believe in those who I mentored. It was her first time to lead a university class. A few of the class students cried as she answered the question regarding her passion to succeed.
Stricken by civil war her family ran away with gory memories of war in Liberia, she ended up in the US. The rest is history.
All to say, leaders must believe in those who they mentor and teach. It doesn’t matter if it’s government or NGOs. Training cannot be the end, they must go further and place our youth in jobs, absorb them in government.
Believe in the training services that you offer. Do post-training career management. I do and my list is endless. Kenya leadership needs just common sense of basic reasoning in meeting our people’s needs. 75% of our population youth, attend to them and you solve a lot of problems in Kenya.