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Fireside Discloses Life Line for Kenyan’s Education

Fireside Discloses Life Line for Kenyan’s Education

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A Multi-Stake Pathway Devotional was presided over by George Munene, President of the Nairobi West Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at Upper Hill Chapel. The devotional drew a crowd of over 100 curious and excited members on Sunday afternoon, July 1, 2018. Corey Christensen, director of BYU (Brigham Young University) Pathway in Utah, U.S.A. explained the Pathway Connect Education Program that has been approved for members and non-members to enroll in to further their education.

 

Christensen gave a brief presentation—an overview and history of the Pathway Program. Two married couples were introduced—Elder and Sister Poche from the West Stake and Elder and Sister Kitili from the East Stake, called as missionaries to facilitate the running of the newly announced program starting out in Nairobi. Attendees were asked to think of others who might benefit from the program and pass the word on to them.

The Church Educational System has created a vehicle to get education to as many people as possible breaking the boundaries of cost, fear, time or access to a University. Members of the Church are taught to constantly seek learning. One does not have to be a genius but must be willing to continually work to achieve knowledge. Seeking learning is a lifelong pursuit and one that increases our ability to serve the Lord.

To qualify, one must be at least 19 years old or have finished high school and agree to strive to live the Honor Code. The first three semesters are qualifying classes, held online every day of the week (Monday through Saturday) and every Thursday evenings students will gather together for a class at a designated premise. These daily classes include assignments that are skill-based and focus on students marketing themselves, as well as a religion class.

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