Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
One client provides one project to our student community and the students break down into smaller teams of 4or 5 to work on it. This is our primary model of creating a healthy completion among the students who become spurred on by each other. The projects [tagged challenges] serve as a starting point in the innovation process, with students’ ﬁrst becoming acquainted with the challenge and its context, deﬁning the problem, and then ideating and testing viable solutions.
Currently, in partnership with one of our current clients [Jacaranda Publishers], we have opened a conservation challenge. Each participant will propose, design, complete, and make a presentation of a project which is not part of their academic sequence.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
We are currently setting our first project oriented challenge in partnership with established companies and organizations including Jacaranda Publishers, M-Shamba LTD, Youth Banner, Ashoka youth venture and changemaker schools as well as Global Education Fund Kenya. All stakeholders involved currently appreciate the value of the program. Global Education Fund Kenya plus Ashoka Changemaker schools came on board to implement our concept in the changemaker schools within East Africa.The program which is to start in 2016 is set so as to provoke a changemaker attitude within the students in the schools. On the other hand, Jacaranda Publisher, M-Shamba and Youth Banner are our first early adopters. In partnership with the companies we are currently setting challenges in the fields of environmental conservation, African Literature and Marketing. The latter challenges target university students.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
We believe that this is a socially and economically sound venture as we are working in partnership with an established brands including Ashoka East Africa and Global Education Fund Kenya. Additionally, our model employs a collaborative approach in providing opportunities. Our scaling strategies includes partnering with as tertiary learning institutions, working with the Kenya Private Sector and stakeholders within skill development and Youth Empowerment. This is our HARAMBEE strategy, collective action strategy. Through this alliances we are able to reach our target market and objective.