SOME 70 couples and 23 young professionals have graduated from Strathmore Business School’s Programme for Family Development course.
It a family enrichment programme aimed at developing wholesome professionals in the society through providing skills of managing their families and cultivating better family relations.
PFD runs the International Federation for Family Development courses in Kenya and Uganda. The courses which first started in Spain have largely been adopted across the globe. In Kenya, PFD reaches 500 married and 50 young professionals every year.
“I would like to celebrate all the couples and young professionals who have invested their time to participate in this programme. We acknowledge that the prosperity of all life’s critical components is largely tied to the quality of relationships in families,” said Raymond Mutura, PFD Kenya President.
PFD runs annual courses which include married love, first steps, first letters, first decisions, adolescents, teenagers and maisha — the personal project.
The sessions are generally held one Saturday a month at Strathmore Business School and in partner institutions that have outsourced some or all their parenting programmes to PFD.
Dr George Njenga, dean at Strathmore Business School, notes: “Embracing parenthood, especially fatherhood, is fundamental for sustainable social, economic and cultural development in our societies. At Strathmore Business School we are committed to the development of wholesome growth of the professional in their work and personal life.”
Andrew Wakori, a graduate of PFD, says: “I am so thankful to my wife for encouraging me to enroll in this programme. I have gained much exposure on life issues that go beyond the basic provision of family needs.”