The Military Women Association of Kenya (MWAK) received 10/23 admissions of General Service Cadets (GSO) and cadets with postgraduate degrees, 41 at the Kenya Military Academy (KMA) Nakuru on Saturday. The team was accompanied by staff from the Ministry of Defense Compensation and Welfare.
The leadership initiative was aimed at equipping cadets with a life skills program and empowering them as future leaders after its launch on March 10, 2023. This guidance touches on several pillars including mental health, financial support, and family well- being.
In her welcome speech, KMA Commander Major General Fatma Ahmed spoke of the importance of addressing welfare issues. She also thanked MWAK members for the impact on skills and how much mentoring programs contribute to KDF' s security mandate.
In her speech, MWAK Vice Chairperson Mrs. Aileen Ogolla commended the association for promoting the welfare and well- being of KDF families, including soldiers, pensioners, orphans, and widows under Central Welfare.
Her sentiments were echoed by MWAK members, who have provided lifelong guidance in building a strong foundation for successful relationships, families, and financial freedom. She also urged the trainees to make the most of their financial resources and reminded them to invest not only in their professional field but also in their personal development.
Speaking at the same event, Lt. Colonel Frankline Omuse- DHQ Competitiveness and Wellbeing SO1 urged the cadets to take advantage of the opportunity to equip them with the skills they need to make the most of their lives.
The event was also attended by KMA Deputy Commander Brigadier Nkoima, senior officers, officers, and service members.
In related news, MWAK in association with the Family Bank Group Foundation conducted an initial visit to Lang' ata Barracks to prepare for the Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) program for the KDF family.
MWAK, in association with the Family Bank Group Foundation, said it would like to sponsor a three- month TVET program for 53 children of KDF employees, to provide them with employment opportunities to make them self- confident and employable.
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