A Double Dose of Inspiration

20/02/2018 no comments Rose Odengo

Tuesday 13th February 2018, was an absolutely fun experience for everyone present. The career talks were a blast with such amazingly talented women! At times the inspiration at these career talks isn’t just for the girls it is also for the alumni. After the session, as alumni caught up, we began to reminisce about some of our experiences in Pangani, and the truth is for a portion of us between 1989 to 2002 it was pretty ugly. However much Mrs Cheruyiot streamlined the school, she equally showed us an ugly side of unchecked power which left alumni traumatized and hesitant to re-engage with the school. Let’s be real after all the Pango school motto is “founded on truth.”

It is understandable, some alumni admitted to finding closure on return to the school after years sometimes decades away from the school. Nothing can fully explain what is like being back, being in the hall and this time, instead of reprimand and chastising, it is a room saturated with buy eyed aspirational teens adorning the same uniform you wore; and this time, you on stage sharing the wisdom of your experience and the realities of what it takes to navigate the complex ship of life.

We would like to thank all the alumni who took the time to make it on Tuesday and we hope that other alumni could find the time to inspire the next generation of girls. You have been there, you made it to the other end and you are doing great. If career talks aren’t your thing, you can email mentorship@panganigirlsalumni.org to share how you would like to give back to our Alma Mater, and a member of the alumni steering committee will be in touch!