Featured By Scott Henry / June 26, 2014
Innovate Kenya seeks mentors and volunteers
Guest blog by Innovate Kenya
Innovate Kenya, a non-profit organization working with youth between the ages of 13-18, is looking for any professionals with experience in fields of environment, agriculture, technology, engineering, or health to mentor a team of 3-5 students participating in our program. We are also looking for volunteers to help evaluate our participants’ project proposals, and we welcome any entrepreneur who could hold a workshop teaching our students about prototyping, budgeting, sustaining, scaling, and pitching and presenting.
Innovate Kenya seeks to empower local youths to create and implement their own innovative solutions to pressing issues in their communities. We hold a social ideas-for-profit competition where top teams are selected and provided professional mentorship to develop their problem-solving prototypes. We have seen amazing innovations such as fire extinguishers made from citric acid of rotten tomatoes and foot-pumped kerosene cylinders that increase cooking efficiency. Another one of our teams, GreenChar, developed an eco-friendly, smokeless, longer lasting, and cheaper charcoal. GreenChar recently won the Echoing Green Fellowship for an $80,000 grant and is now in the process of launching its vision of a greener cooking environment into reality. Below is a video on both GreenChar and Innovate Kenya.
Participation from the professional community is one of the integral components of our program. If you are interested in being involved in any way, please contact Yina Sun at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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wesley at 22:15:25PM Thursday, June 26, 2014
we are a non governmental organization based in Kenya and especially the rural areas of Kenya. we are happy to learn of the innovative approaches of butwani projects in enhancing the technological advancement of ICT in Africa we would seek partnership in this project within the community and rural settings.Reply
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