After completion of secondary school education, the students are taken through an 8-month ex-candidates program known as VUMA during their gap-year. VUMA is an acronym standing for:
- Vibrant – In purpose targeting calling and career
- Unveiled – In potential talents and spiritual gifts
- Mature – In person; self awareness
- Anchored – In principles values and spiritual formation
During this period, the individual gets equipped for professional relevance; undergo leadership and personal development, discipleship and preparation for life in tertiary level of education. It is also during this period that the value of community and service is inculcated. The participants attend community attachments in schools, health facilities and other institutions in the like Kibera, Kawangware, Mathare and Korogocho.
The training culminates in a short-term mission experience where the participants evangelize and share the love of Christ with the communities they visit. The scholars are impressed on the sense of duty to pass down that which they receive. Having gone through mentorship and discipleship for about 5 years, they are trained and encouraged to mentor the younger members of the program and in their communities.