Technovation is a global tech education nonprofit that empowers girls and families to become learners, creators and problem-solvers. In Kenya, Technovation has a partnership with Safaricom PLC where champions from Safaricom Women In Technology(WIT) help coordinate technovation activities across different regions in Kenya. It is through these connections that Nairobi Hub intends to enroll 16 girls from 5 schools in Kibera to the program.
Over an intense 12-weeks program, girls aged 10-18 identify a problem in their community, create a problem statement, develop a mobile application to address the problem, create a business plan and submit a pitch video to the global competition in April. Safaricom team launched the beginning of the season on 16th January which Cleophas and some of the girls attended virtually.
Recently, our girls from Samburu won the Technovation Global Social Impact Award!
Additionally, on the 1st of October 2022, Global Shapers held the Technovation closing ceremony at Safaricom PLC Hq2. The ceremony had a total of 6 teams of young ladies that have participated in the Challenge, a 5 shapers, 6 mentors for technovation, partners who included: Ementoring, Safaricom women in technology, Dada STEM, Huawei, SNDBX. 42 girls from various marginalized communities in; Samburu, Kawangware and Kibera.
Technovation closing ceremony was a fun and knowledge packed activity where the girls that have participated in the Technovation challenge through Global Shapers Nairobi hub engaged with mentors, shapers as well as each other. The participating teams each made a presentation of who they are and the product they submitted to the challenge. The girls also got various gifts and certificates as well as commendation from the Technovation team via a recording.