Military Wives Association of Kenya (MWAK) conducted a mentorship programme to General Service Officer cadets (GSO) intake 10/23 and Graduate Degree holders cadets intake 41 at Kenya Military Academy (KMA) in Lanet, Nakuru. The group was accompanied by officials from the Compensation and Welfare Department from Defence Headquarters.
The mentorship initiative was aimed at equipping the cadets with life skills programmes and empowering them as future leaders once they are commissioned on 10 March 2023. The mentorship touched on various pillars, among them mental health, financial support and family wellbeing.
In her welcoming remarks, Commandant KMA, Major General Fatma Ahmed, underscored the importance of operationalizing welfare matters. She further thanked MWAK members for the immense support for impacting the skills and how such mentorship programmes contribute effectively to the KDF mandate of the provision of security.
MWAK Vice Chairlady, Mrs. Aileen Ogolla, in her remarks, retaliated the mission of the Association in improving the welfare and wellbeing of KDF families, among them the serving, retired, orphans and widows in line with soldier centric welfare approach.
Her sentiments were echoed by MWAK members who gave lifeskills mentorship on building a strong foundation for successful relationships & family and financial freedom. Additionally, they urged the cadets to make good use of finances, challenging them to also make worthy investments, reminding them to not only confine themselves in their areas of professionalism but also in their own personal growth.
Speaking at the same venue, Lieutenant Colonel Frankline Omuse – the SO1 Compesation and Welfare DHQ encouraged the cadets to take advantage of the opportunity, which was meant to equip them with requisite knowledge on welfare matters.
Also present at the event were the KMA Deputy Commandant Brigadier Nkoima, Senior Officers, Officers and Service Members.