“Let me stress this point: it is in the simplicity of your ordinary work, in the monotonous details of each day, that you have to find the secret, which is hidden from so many, of something great and new: Love”.
“I have been fortunate enough to be on the journey inspired by him from the beginning,”
Prof. David Sperling is a graduate of Yale and Harvard, and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has been teaching in Kenyan universities since 1989, first at the University of Nairobi and since 2001 at Strathmore University where he is currently Research Professor and Senior Research Fellow in the Strathmore Institute of Public Policy and Governance.
“They needed education for freedom and freedom to be educated.”
Dr. Olga Marlin left the comfort of America to empower African women. She is the author of To Africa with a Dream which describes her 50 years of work in Kenya and other African countries, and a founding member of Kianda School, Nairobi, Kenya, which started as Kianda Secretarial College. It was the first multi-racial girls’ school in East Africa. She is a member of the Strathmore University University Council.
“We were needed here, so he sent us here… when he sent people anywhere in the world, he always made the same recommendation: ‘Do not encyst yourselves… do not become an isolated group… spread around.”
Silvano Borusso came to Kenya in 1958. When he left his native Italy, fired up by the words of a Spanish priest, he was only 26 years old. He had nothing, not even the English language he would need to survive in the British colony. But he went on contribute to the foundation of Strathmore College, from which Strathmore University was later born.
“If you want to succeed, work at being the best version of yourself through constantly improving, working smarter than yesterday, and recognizing that there will always be people who can be better than you, so don’t stop. That right there is excellence.”
Dr. McFie was the Director of the Strathmore School of Accountancy. He has served as a lecturer since 1978 and trained generations of accountants in Kenya. Dr. McFie holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Business, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, an MA (Mathematics) degree from Balliol College, Oxford University, England, and a BA (Mathematics) degree from Balliol College, Oxford University, England.