What made me look up was a basic sentence, “Mwana usu aema uthi sukulu wa kwambililya ndeasya mwanya wake” That child will forfeit her admission if she does not join the school on Monday, in my native Kikamba language. What I witnessed, a father shedding tears in public, kept my interest.

In February 4, 2010, I was at a cyber café in Nairobi, Kenya, checking my emails when a man watching his friend check emails from a computer next to mine received a phone call. It wasn’t long before he said those words. He stared at a spot on the floor. When he looked up, I noticed tears streaming from his eyes. He ended the call, saying, “Nyie ndyisi undu ngwika” I don’t know what to do.

I pulled my chair closer and asked what he was talking about. He was talking to his wife about their daughter who had passed high school admission exams. She was supposed to enter a high school the following Monday with full tuition and fees otherwise her spot would be given to someone else. But his family didn’t have the total amount required. They needed Ksh.8,000 ($106.70).

That was two days after Kenya’s main newspaper reported on a mother of six who committed suicide because she couldn’t afford to pay for her daughter to join high school tuition (http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/854028/-/vpxxwb/-/index.html). It was three week after I visited a home and found a senior class high school student at home on a Thursday who had been suspended from school because of an unpaid tuition balance of $106. When I asked the mother what she was to do, she said, “Nothing.”

I didn’t know how to get involved but I asked this stranger to show me his identity card and make me a copy of it. I requested he write his daughter’s name and the school where she had been admitted. I asked him if I could call and talk to his wife. He granted me permission. Nothing unusual except the fact that this man had never seen me, didn’t know who I was or why I needed all the information he had so obediently provided. Imagine giving a stranger your personal information and that of your spouse and child. Desperation has no privacy.
After I talked to his wife I gave the man $106.70 and $26.70 more for books. All he said was, “Kii ni kyama” This is a miracle. He kept repeating those words as I tried to learn more about him. He is a part time driver with five children and had bought food with all his money because of three consecutive years of famine.

Another miracle happened on my flight back to Idaho. The first person I shared that story with promised to be a sponsor of a child in Kenya. The check arrived two days after I emailed her where to send it.

Orphans, children of widows and/or single mothers and from poor families have no future in Kenya unless God performs miracles. You’re investment in this seminar will perform a miracle, if not miracles.

Here the following is an invitation for an opportunity for you to perform a miracle, learn, be inspired and empowered and give a child hope and a chance for a better future.
This boy’s father died in 2003 and left his wife with five children and no job or training to support herself and her children. My family has assisted them from 2003. This is the student I found at home with no hope of getting $106 for tuition and fees. He is among the top ten students in his class.
What would you do if you knew one event could change your professional and personal life? Here is your opportunity to experience a turning point in your life endeavors with a native Kenyan who has inspired and empowered corporate America with professional and personal strategies and wisdom that brings tangible and intangible results.
Did you know that when you forget yourself for others, others don’t forget you?
Has it ever occurred to you that to help someone have a better tomorrow is the best investment for you to have a better today?
Have you ever known that it is not possible to suffer from low-self esteem when helping others have high-self esteem?
But to forget yourself for others, you need to first know yourself, your purpose, how to enjoy whatever you do for a living and how to have life beyond a paycheck or career.
Conference Dates:
First Live Video Streaming Conference Date: May 13th
Second Live Video Streaming Conference Date: May 20th
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Dr. Vincent Muli Wa Kituku, CSP
How to broaden your perspective of success
3 easy-to-do things that will add value to your life daily
How to know yourself and your purpose and how to live it
7 proven actions that make failure a non-option
6 must-know ways to be abnormally normal and achieve more
What you need to know and do to give the best service all the time
Proven steps for creating a culture of success in your organization
Creating a legacy that will be Googled and Yahooed, a thousand years after you die

Your professional and personal success package that includes THREE books
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  Overcoming Buffaloes at Work & in Life
($19.99 value book)
  7 Actions That Make Failing a Non-Option
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  9 Must Know Lessons for Being The CEO of All YOU DO
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Even if you already own this package, get it for someone you know will benefit from it. Again, “What you do for yourself can get you by. What you do for others is what will get you ahead; whether in your profession, spiritual pursuits or relationships.” Dr. Vincent Muli Wa Kituku
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45 Top Must Know Life lessons for Top Achievers (11 inches by 8.5 inches easy to frame poster $5:00 value).
Package retail price: $55.00
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If you want the electronic DVD of the program, you will not be charged!
Information on accessing the Live Video Streaming will be emailed to you.

It will give hope for a better future to a student who, without assistance, might have no future. 100% of the profit will help pay tuition for an orphan or child of a widow in high school.

Read the articles in this announcement to know the value of your investment.

You will have professional and personal resources that, when you read the books or listen to the CD will remind you that your investment reached beyond your personal gain.

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If you cannot be there, but want to help, your can still get the package and give your access code to someone else. If you would like to sponsor a student, Please send email to vincent@kituku.com and you will be given the information you need to give hope and a future to a child who might not have it.
Dr. Kituku is discounting (50%) all keynotes, breakout session workshops and whole day training that are booked in May( the event DOES NOT have to be in May). All profits will be used to support students. Your investment is good until May 1st 2012. That is, you have 24 months you don’t have worry about your event’s presenter.
This girl’s condition just breaks me. Her mother died as she gave birth. Her father died soon thereafter. She is 21 years and I found her home, not in school for two years because she lacked the money for tuition and fees. She is in junior class. When I paid the tuition and fees on a Thursday, she didn’t wait for Monday, she was in school Friday morning. She is one of the top students.

Lakyo was entering sixth grade as I began high school. But because he and his sister were always among the top students in their respective classes, I had come to know a little bit about their family. They were two of six or seven children of a single mother who worked as a bartender, a job that was looked down suspiciously.

Lakyo and I were friends and from time to time we would visit and talk about life. I don’t know what had happened to his father and I didn’t bother to ask him. May be because I didn’t want him to know I knew what his mother did for a living. Or because it was irrelevant given that I knew how single mothers, whether widowed or divorced, suffer in Kenya. There used to be, (and largely still is the same) no source or system of support for the women and their children, unless a woman came from a wealthy family—and even then, support was not guaranteed.

This young student passed the 7th grade national exam and was accepted in a good high school. I didn’t see him a lot during his four years of high school. I went on to college and in 1982, we were suspended from school because the government thought we had supported the organizers of the abortive coup. It was then when I met Lakyo and learned that he had performed well but couldn’t continue his education because of his family’s poverty. He was doing nothing.

I asked him, “Why not apply and join a teacher training college?” He said he didn’t know where to start and how he would make himself available for the interview that was conducted in Machakos Town. He needed bus fare. I had kept in contact with our primary school headmaster and I knew he had knowledge and influence in the education system of our district. I took Lakyo to him and he was given the application forms, which he completed. He was invited for the interview.

But he needed bus fare. That is when I gave him the equivalent of $1.50. Lakyo today is a school teacher (and someone told me he is a school principal-I haven’t confirmed it) because I had $1.50. I cry as I write this sentence knowing that a life
 (not to mention those affected by Lakyo as a teacher) was forever changed.

Today in Kenya, children whose parents have died of AIDS or children of widows have little or no chance of attending high school or finishing college. I have a list of about 30 students (their school names and contacts) that with the support of $150-$250 per year can be tomorrow’s Lakyo. It is astonishing to know the value of the little we give. It changes lives for individuals, families and communities.

If results are important to you, then
Dr Vincent Muli Kituku is the speaker/trainer for your group.
Call (208) 376-8724, or email Vincent directly at Vincent@kituku.com


Native of Kenya, Africa, and resident of Idaho since 1992, Vincent has been a featured speaker and trainer at numerous Real Estate conferences and training programs. An award winning speaker and writer, he is one of the less than 7% of all professional speakers to earn a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), the highest award for professional speakers. Dr. Kituku has worked with championship sports teams and trained leaders on how to inspire productivity all the time. What sets Vincent apart is his ability to weave life experiences in Africa with corporate America and culture in providing solutions for personal and professional growth.

Dr. Vincent Muli Wa Kituku is known as a research-based motivational speaker. He presents motivational keynotes and training programs on leadership, employee motivation, overcoming buffaloes at work (change), customer service and living and working with cultural differences. Vincent is the founder and president of Kituku & Associates, LLC, a business that is dedicated to developing leaders and employees in business and in life.

What has set Dr. Kituku apart is the ability to use his experience in research to evaluate/assess client needs and then tailor his keynotes/training presentation to meet their objectives. Harold G. Delamarter, President/CEO, Prestige Care Inc. said, "Before the Retreat, Dr. Kituku gained as much information as possible about our company and the industry we are involved in. He made telephone calls to management team members to tailor his seminar very closely to the needs of our employees and the circumstances they face each day in the present economy. Dr. Kituku was so widely received in July, the decision was made to ask him to return to again present to our company in October."

Vincent's clients list includes Cisco Systems, Micron, Hewlett Packard, Genworth Financial, US Fish and Wildlife, US Air Force, Women Council of Realtors and National Association of Mental Health. He has been the motivational speaker for the successful Boise State Football Team since 1998. Dr. Kituku works have been featured by numerous publications including the Presentations Magazine, SkyWest Magazine, National Speakers Association Magazine and many newspapers which publish his weekly columns. Vincent holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation that is earned by fewer than 7% of all speakers worldwide.

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Issue Number: Volume VIIII No. 5 Publisher: Kituku & Associates
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