From our "Women of Action" Team - food for thought--
The keynote speaker for Kenya Methodist Univeristy graduation was Rev. Dr. Jane Leach from The Methodist Theological College, Cambridge, UK. Her speech was printed in the program. She shares this
“Western models of education have the tendency to privilege individual achievement and to shape us as individuals that think that the privilege belongs to us. Whenever Western schooling has had an influence, we are all at a risk of this kind of thinking. African philosophies of life know better, though, that we are only who we are because of who others are and that whatever educational qualifications we have achieved we have not achieved them alone and they are not only for your own benefit but for the building up of the whole community. And those who have the privilege of having been to a university have received from the best that the universe has to offer and are invited to seek to make a universal difference.”