Awards: What awards or honors has the project received?
In 2013 we won the Enablis Business Plan competition in Kenya that was co-funded by ILO, Safaricom Foundation, Chase Bank and Inoorero university for being the best in IT Category of best entrepreneurs
In 2014 i joined Acumen Fellows program for East Africa as a fellow out of the project being innovative
In 2014 i joined the Ashoka Fellowship based on the project
Where have you learnt about the competition?
From the Ashoka networks as part of induction to Ashoka opportunities for new fellows
Tell us about your partnerships:
Currently we have a number of partnerships both in government, NGOs and business enterprises. The government of Kenya through the counties have been working together with us especially the county governments where in most cases they have paid for services we render to the communities. NGOs have also worked closely with us the latest being ILO -International Labour Organisation where they funded us to train children rescued from child labour.
Challenges: What challenges might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?
Security of equipment is mainly the risky part of our work but it has not featured for the last three years of our project mainly due to community ownership of our projects. Community members have always came up to provide security and sensitising their communities on the importance of the project in their area and why security is a communal affair.
On the other hand the challenge of similar projects is a potential challenge as sometimes the focus is slightly different as for us we target developing employable skills and our charges are very reasonable as compared to their general approach.