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Uncategorized By Jessica Colaço / November 20, 2011

AZMA Launch: 25th November 2011

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AZMA is an initiative of a couple of girls from Precious Blood Secondary School, Riruta in Nairobi Kenya that scopes the use of this website as a social network to consolidate and expand community service efforts among high school students in Kenya. This social network is open to all high school students in Kenya who wish to participate in community service, mentorship and outreach efforts in various communities around the country. Their intention is to use this platform to facilitate discussions, interactions, organization and execution of events and ideas..

AZMA, was an initiative that stemmed off a training at m:lab by Akirachix in partnership with The Kuyu Project.

AZMA would like to invite you to their official launch on the 25th of November, 2011 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Precious Blood Secondary School, Riruta.

The launch will take place in the main school hall. It is open to all AZMA members, future AZMA members, parents, teachers, supporters of AZMA and well wishers. On going high school students and recent graduates are highly welcomed as they are the core focus of AZMA in that we seek to consolidate their efforts around community service initiatives in our community. The event will introduce AZMA’s objectives, vision and mission. It will also introduce to you the team that has worked together to create and run AZMA. A demo of the AZMA social network will be thrown into the launch as well.

The event will feature a presentation from the team, words from distinguished guests, donation of books and notes and finally planting of symbolic trees. We will also have entertainment for the day. The book donation program is a direct activity that AZMA has recently engaged in as a project that aims at distributing the books and notes to those who may otherwise not have access to such materials. If you have text books at home or good notes lying around, please bring them during the launch and we shall put them to good use.

We encourage you to come and support The Next Big Thing in Kenya.

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

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  • Auma at 12:49:53PM Friday, November 25, 2011

    Great Initiative! STEMAfrica would definitely like to provide mentorship in Science and Engineering to this great young people.


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