By Yvonne Wambua – Interact Club of Kenya High School
The day dawned, bright and promising. We, the Interact Club of The Kenya High School, did the necessary preparations owing to the career fair and the visitors expected in the school that day. This did not entail much as we simply placed our ushers in position and set up various career booths.
Fortunately the expected schools were punctual and arrived early, a clear indication that they were as excited for the event as we were. Those in attendance included Upper Hill School, Nairobi School and Hospital Hill School. Moreover, the Career Fair was graced by respected and experienced experts in vast fields as well as Rotaract and Rotary members.
As the Career Fair began, each school suggested a member to act as the day’s MCs, with our very own Yvonne being among them. Various speakers gave us advice and information on different career fields. Among them, was Carol Njihia, a respectable civil servant. She encouraged us to shun the notion that pay is a key factor in job consideration. Godfrey Ipalei touched the hearts of many because of his uncanny ability to work in the ICT sector despite his physical challenge which many would assume would deter him from pursuing his dreams. Joe Mwangi on the other hand emphasized on the importance of not degrading ourselves as Kenyans and Africans as a whole. He cited a good example, “Shame on you Kenyans for importing toothpicks yet you are capable of making them yourselves.” The afternoon session was quite interesting as we got the chance to visit the career booths and interacted one on one with experts in the fields of medicine, architecture, interior design among many others.
The auspicious occasion came to a close with a vote of thanks from selected representatives among them Rtn. Vickie Winkler, Rtrs. Lucy Mwangi and Irinah Wandera, and the Kenya High School’s very own Interactors Ruth Kihoro and Vivian Kiniga. Before departure, various awards were presented to the career consultants, Kenya High School Interact officials and the schools in attendance.
The career fair was a breath taking experience that helped us learn a lot especially from the speakers on our future careers. We, the Kenya High School, are greatful to the organizers of the event, The Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central, for having our interests at heart.