On Saturday, February 10th, 2024, the Sisters’ Blended Value Project marked a significant milestone as they celebrated the graduation of Catholic sisters from diverse leadership Programmes. The sisters graduated from the Leader as Coach Programme, the Leading and Managing Social Enterprises Programme, the Managing Social Enterprises Programme and Foundations of Social Enterprise Management Programme.
Led by Dr. Angela Ndunge, Deputy Executive Dean at Strathmore University Business School and Principal Investigator for the project, the ceremony was an embodiment of achievement, dedication, and the collective pursuit of sustainable social impact.
Addressing the graduating sisters, Dr. Ndunge extended heartfelt congratulations, recognizing their unwavering commitment and perseverance throughout the rigorous programmes. She further urged the graduating sisters to be good stewards of the organizations, the resources and the people and entrusted to you.
Dr. Elizabeth Gachenga, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs at Strathmore University, echoed Dr. Ndunge’s sentiments, reminding the sisters of the profound significance of their vocation. Emphasizing that their calling transcends mere professional attainment, Dr. Gachenga urged them to remain steadfast in their pursuit of service and excellence, underscoring the immense impact they are poised to make within their communities and beyond.
The Sisters’ Blended Value Project is implemented by Strathmore University Business School in partnership with the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA). This project is funded by the Conrad N. Hilton foundation and is being implemented in Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, and Tanzania.
This project stands as a testament to the collaborative efforts aimed at empowering Catholic sisters to cultivate sustainable social enterprises. Through tailored training, mentorship, and resource allocation, the project seeks to equip these remarkable women with the tools and knowledge necessary to drive lasting positive change within their respective spheres of influence.
By Juliet Hinga