Through Social Change
We promote social impact by co-creating solutions with and for underserved communities.
Social Impact Program (iSIP)
The programme aims to tap into the diversity of local young innovators to mentor and support their growth in order to create sustainable and scalable innovations in the region. The programme supports innovators on their journey to success that will transform different sectors of economy; technology, health, clean energy, environment, education, agriculture among others, while creating new jobs and increasing prosperity in their local communities.
To address the socio-economic barriers to entry into the labor market and ICT gap among young women in rural Kenya, the Program establishes centres where girls and women will learn digital literacy level packages as well as entrepreneurship, life skills and behavior change and communication.
mYouth2.0 which integrates new learning models in mobile app development; increase youth capacities in new mobile technologies and include global and regional actions that will enable more young people to become aware how the mobile applications can solve local issues in their community and provide employment opportunities.
Empower and Serve Kenya has taken great strides, through research and analysis, in understanding the social context that revolves around youths and enterprise development. As a result, our Y4SE program is both research-informed and beneficiaries’ targeted aimed at promoting youth startups and bringing out the desirable scale-ups among youth.
“The best decision I made was to enroll for ISIP project. My startup on Fruits drying has really taken shape helping our community members who have lost their fruits in the past.”
“We really missed technical skills to develop our solution. EmpServe Kenya connected us with a mentor who helped us design a prototype which was tested and later attracted SEED fund.”
“We lacked motivation that art can really be used to bring social transformation. EmpServe helped us to initiate digital dance platform promoting peaceful coexistence among communities in informal settlement.”
EmpServe have really helped me redefine my solution “Beacon Inclusive” through mentorship and prototyping support. The solution facilitate inclusion of vulnerable communities (Deaf Individuals, Elderly Population).
Ukulima Mtaani a social enterprise based in Nairobi aims to increase food production among the urban-poor populations using materials that would have been otherwise wasted. The specific goals are: (i) to select 20 households to which the participants will be retrieved, (ii) to train the selected participants on food security mechanism, (iii) to facilitate the households in the installation of the vegetable gardens, (iv) to assist the beneficiaries in the formation of groups and co-operations, (v) to capacity build the groups on bookkeeping and project management, and (vi) linking the groups to financial institutions.
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