Amidst the scare of Covid-19 and the challenges that came with the pandemic, we have continued to offer ICT and life skills to women and girls from the urban-disadvantaged communities.

We are able to do this through our programmatic focus; INNOVATING FOR SOCIAL IMPACT. This program focuses on using innovative solutions and technology to address social problems in grassroot communities. Our aim is to bridge the skills gap and stimulate youth-owned creative ideas for these communities.

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Our latest project, The Social Innovation Hub seeks to empower girls from disadvantaged urban communities by equipping them with BASIC and ADVANCED digital skills for the new age.

The model entails transitioning to the social entrepreneurship incubation space where the participants will launch their social business. Other pathways include mentorship towards joining institutions of higher learning and orientation to the labour market through apprenticeship, internships, and volunteerism.

We celebrated the inaugural graduation for 4 Cohorts on 8th March. The event, which coincided with International Women’s Day 2020 was the first of its kind. The epic culmination of shared efforts and intensive training transitioned 21 girls from urban-disadvantaged communities who took part in Basic and Advanced IT Training.

The Social-Innovation Hub which is located in the Pangani area, KCDF Building, is funded by our partners the W4-Women’s Organization. It provides the girls with a safe space for learning and networking. The hub is fully equipped with computers and a stable internet connection with a resident IT trainer.

The program targets ladies from age 18-25 with basic or no IT knowledge. The intensive program covers areas such as graphic design, Microsoft Packages and basic coding. For most of these girls, this is a game-changer. These are some of the success stories.

Social Innovation Hub-EMPSERVE/W4
Social Innovation Hub-EMPSERVE/W4

We are honoured to be able to share in the success of these and many more girls. Thanks to you and our partners we keep CREATING, INNOVATING and IMPACTING.

Our dynamic team is looking for an experienced, qualified Entrepreneurship Trainer to join our Nairobi team. Within the frame of an innovative girls’ and women’s IT & Social Entrepreneurship Incubation Program, we are seeking to recruit an entrepreneurship trainer to facilitate the entrepreneurship components of the program. The program is implemented jointly by EmpServe Kenya & W4.

We are looking for a motivated, experienced entrepreneurship trainer who is a strong team player. The ideal candidate must :

  • Be a holder of a diploma or degree in Entrepreneurship, Business Management, Community Development or any other relevant field 
  • Demonstrate at least (2) years of relevant experience in the field of entrepreneurship, preferably social entrepreneurship.
  • Show previous work or volunteer experience with women and youth aged 18-25 in a rural and urban informal settlement.
  • Demonstrate previous experience in project management.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of computers for word processing, presentations, excel, e-mail, and social media marketing.
Successful candidate will undertake below tasks among others; 
  • Facilitate the entrepreneurship modules to train the program participants; 1 to 2 classes per week in Nairobi and Kajiado.
  • Support the entrepreneurship trainees as they develop their social enterprise concepts and ideas.
  • Facilitate the weekly incubation program sessions in Nairobi and Kajiado according to the program curriculum.
  • Participate in the selection and onboarding of entrepreneurship trainees

 For more details about the post ant the and application process download the full JD here.

                                                  Application deadline; 16th April 2021 

Our dynamic team is looking for an experienced, qualified ICT instructor to join our Nairobi team. Within the frame of an innovative girls’ and women’s IT & entrepreneurship training program, implemented jointly by EmpServe Kenya & W4, we are seeking to recruit a new ICT trainer to teach the IT components of the program.

We are looking for a motivated, experienced IT instructor who is a strong team player. The ideal candidate will be:

  • Familiar with the use of specific ICT tools, such as smart board, web conferencing and webinars.
  • Capable of logically & strategically structuring classes;
  • Able to use “Learner-centric” teaching methods rather than “Teacher-centric” teaching styles.
  • Willing to share best practices, ideas and materials with colleagues within the organization and other partner organizations in Kenya, particularly in Kajiado County
  • Able and willing to nurture creativity, innovation and to encourage critical thinking on the part of students
  • Familiar with social networking tools for communicating with students within the frame of remote training (online teaching).
  • Able to develop a LMS (Lesson Management System) for the classroom or online teaching.
  • Capable of participating in the onboarding process of the trainees.

For more details and application process, download the full JD here.