Afrilabs Annual Gathering for Innovation Hubs in Africa

Afrilabs Annual Gathering for Innovation Hubs in Africa
The AfriLabs a network of all innovation hubs in Africa hosts Annual Gathering which provides a unique opportunity for tech hubs in the AfriLabs network and other stakeholders in the African tech ecosystem like local innovators (entrepreneurs), corporates, investors, academia and developmental agencies to convene, network and share knowledge.
The 3rd edition of the AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2018 was held on 11th – 13th October 2018 at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The theme was ‘Innovation in the Data Age 2018’.

Eldohub made another breakthrough by having one of their staff members attend Africa’s Annual Gathering of all Innovation Hubs in Africa. Zipeta Nabwala who is our Software Developer and Training Innovation Manager at Eldohub represented us at the event in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania as the only person from Eldoret, Kenya. She met with hub managers from across Africa and appreciates Eldohub for being able to improve her proficiency a lot. She engaged and spoke with a lot of investors and young innovators involved with both technology and entrepreneurship. She also networked and made connections with potential partners and collaborators. Eldohub is finally demonstrating its empowerment to the youth by giving them a chance to nurture and grow their experiences as they discover their potential at a higher level. Eldohub will continue to explore more opportunities to share with the tech and entrepreneurial community with an aim to improve the skill and knowledge of the community at large.

Nurturing Young Innovators and Digital Creators

Nurturing The Next Digital Creators“We need our children to learn 21st-century skills for a 21st-century world, and coding teaches them the creativity and problem-solving skills”– Former President Obama

Now that November December holiday is approaching don’t let it go to waste. We are excited to announce that EldoHub will be hosting Bootcamps for kids and teenagers for primary and high school students during the holiday.

This program targets young ones between the ages of 6 and 19 who wish to learn and develop programs around the web, mobile app, and graphic design amongst others. It is a tailored program to inspire creative thinking and impart digital literacy currently overlooked by the conventional school curriculum. The sessions will also include life skills development through two workshops touching on mentorship and career development. We will also be conducting a Parenting in the Digital Age workshop for caregivers to learn ways of protecting themselves and the children.

 

The program is made up of a number of sequential modules so that each child can enter at the level best suited for them and then progress as far as they want to go into subsequent modules. we provide training on:

  • Coding of mobile apps and games (problem-solving skills)
  • Electronics and Robotics
  • Computer Science (logical & computational thinking)
  • Web programming and design
  • Child Online Protection (internet safety for kids)

-Mentorship and leadership skills

-Social entrepreneurship and Pitching

-Creativity and design thinking

 

Cohorts –We group them according to their age

a)Young Kids Boot Camp tailored for ages 6 to 9 years

b)Middle-Class Innovators Tailored for ages 10 to 12 years

C) Technology and Innovation Teens Boot camp for ages 13 to 18 years

d) Parenting in the Age of Digital Technology for parents and Guardians

 

Dates

These camps are to be hosted between Monday 5th, November and Friday 21st December from 9am to 3pm daily at EldoHub, opposite Testimony School.

 

Cost

Cost per child is 3000 per week per child this includes Snack and lunch.

 

Register 

For any queries contact us via info@eldohub.co.ke   or marketing@eldohub.co.ke Phone: 0724077237 or 0780 223 223

 

Business and Entrepreneurship Program.

Employment is a dream yet to come true to many. Majority of graduates are still idling around with their certificates neatly stashed in their houses as they wander from office to office looking for jobs. On the other hand, we have youths without degrees or certificates and lack the skills to start and run their own businesses. The current rate of joblessness is devastating, resulting in an adverse increase in crime rates. It is now time people turned to self-employment and embraced entrepreneurship in order to create, innovate, solve and initiate change.

At Eldohub we offer a course on Business and Entrepreneurship under the Miliki Program. The training covers areas such as Introduction to Business, Business Model Canvas, Identification of Opportunities, Customer Segmentation, Sales and Marketing, Asset Mapping, Business Plan, Financials Literacy, Design Thinking etc. We round this up by practically pitching the ideas generated during the training. The training addresses the problems small scale businesses face in their day to day activities ensuring all areas of concern are addressed.

In the month of September, 2018, we ran the Miliki Program at St Bakhita House of Hope in Langas, Eldoret where we trained 52 women and girls, both literate and semi-literate. It was a great exposure for the participants who took it with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm. On top of the normal class interactions, we included several activities to boost their understanding and ensured everyone participated. As we begun, the participants were dull and had minimum things to share about themselves. Their minds were “still wrapped and locked in a box”, but by the time we were completing, they had a mindset change, thinking big and creatively. It was no surprise they now had a lot to talk about. By the time we did the pitching they had very unique and innovative ideas and their confidence was at the peak. We had several mentors come in as well and share their success stories and experience with them. We also had Sidian Bank come in and train them on banking, savings and credit worthiness. It was an experience worth every time spent.

Internship programme-St. Bakhita House of Hope, Eldoret

St. Bakhita House of Hope is urgently looking for a passionate and resourceful person as a Project Intern to support the management and staff in planning and implementing its new project strategy.

About the Organization

St. Bakhita HOH is a non-governmental organisation established in 2008 as a rescue centre to support vulnerable girls affected by the 2008 post-electoral violence. We focus on vocational training and skill development for the the most vulnerable girls in Eldoret. Over the last ten years, about 140 girls have been trained in vocational skills – tailoring/dressmaking, hairdressing and catering as well as other complementary life skills – entrepreneurship, social studies, computer among others. After 10 years, we are charting new frontiers to achieve greater impact. As such, we are widening our net of beneficiaries to include women from humble backgrounds, particularly those with disabilities.  In view of our growth strategy, we are looking for a new Project Intern to support the Management and Staff.

 

About the Project Internship Programme

The Project Internship Programme is an opportunity for highly-qualified students and high-potential recent graduates seeking to enhance their skill sets in project management and development. It offers a platform to gain practical experience in addressing gender and development issues while contributing your quota and impacting positively to society.

Tasks, Responsibilities and Supervision

The overall responsibility of the project intern will be to provide support to the management in terms of background research and writing, social media and communications work and events organizing. The intern can expect to undertake the following tasks, depending of the skills set:

 

  1. Conduct background research and writing of reports, articles and blog post.
  2. Assist in monitoring and evaluating project progress, including follow-up visits and compiling information and stories for help measure project impact.
  3. Assist in project proposal writing and drafting partnership agreement
  4. Manage the social media page
  5. Ensure up-to-date information is available to Management and staff.
  6. Assist in planning and organizing events and training.
  7. Assist in providing mentorship and guidance to our beneficiaries
  8. Perform other tasks as assigned by Project Coordinator.

 

The project Intern will have the opportunity to initiate and coordinate his/her own ideas, if they fit with the overall strategy of the organization.

 

Qualifications

We seek applications from candidates with:

  1. A strong interest in gender and development issues.
  2. At least a Bachelor Degree with an academic background in a relevant field such as Social Sciences, Development Studies, Social Work, Project Management or Business Management. Applicants with a relevant master degree are encouraged to apply.
  3. Demonstrated research skills in both quantitative and qualitative methods, including the use of statistical packages to measure impact and communicate results with graphs and trends.
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
  5. Good knowledge of information and communication technology, including the use of various social media platforms
  6. Good work ethics and values including integrity, professionalism and diligence at all times

NB: Relevant past work experience will be taken into account

 

How to apply

Send your cover letter, CV and relevant document by email to edwinwarden@yahoo.com and copy Z.kralinska@gmail.com. with the subject “St. Bakhita HOH Project Internship – ‘NAME’” no later than close on Friday, 31 August 2018. Application and recruitment is on a rolling basis and the successful candidate is expected to commence not later than Monday, 10 September 2018. The internship will be offered for a minimum of one month and maximum of three months, with extension possible upon mutual agreement.

 

Remuneration and Time

This is a voluntary, unpaid position. The intern will have the opportunity to manage their own time and effort but but should be no less than 20 hours per week. The intern will work in close contact and be supervised by Project Coordinator. A Memorandum of Understanding will be signed upon commencement of the internship.                                                                                                                                                                                              

What we offer

  • A strong career boost – a chance to grow professionally by playing a major role in planning/implementing the new growth strategy.
  • An exposure to work on an exciting project and an amazing international team.
  • A platform to initiate and manage your own ideas.
  • Free daily breakfast and lunch, including other fun activities with students and staff.