The Enactus World Cup showcases college and university students around the world who go above and beyond to help their communities through entrepreneurial action. This year the event will be held in Beijing, China from 22-24 October and select events will be livestreamed.
A Kenyan Enactus team came up with a way to turn food waste into fuel for stoves. They taught 36 people to make corncobs into briquettes that are used in place of charcoal. The new fuel source is sustainable, cuts down on costs and requires less transportation because the new sustainable fuel is locally abundant. A message about the corncob briquettes reached over 20 million Kenyans and now 35 institutions are using the alternative source of fuel.
Today, The Guardian newspaper published an article featuring Cisco partner Digital Divide Data – a nonprofit social enterprise that hires workers for data services jobs in the some of the world’s poorest places, and gives them the education, training, and career counseling they need to rise into the middle class.
Four Kenyan companies were the beneficiaries of a four-week SAP social sabbatical that saw them engage SAP experts in human resources, finance, IT and best practices in to business processes and solutions.
Juhudi Kilimo, African Management Initiative, Open Capital and Synergy were selected based on their social impact and focus on strengthening entrepreneurship in Kenya. The challenges faced by the organisations were matched with available SAP team skills.
SAP Africa has signed up Techno Brain Ltd.as an official SAP Africa Education delivery partner. This was announced at Techno Brain's headquarters, Nairobi. Techno Brain is an IT Solutions Company focusing on Customized software applications, Training Solutions and BPO Solutions cutting across various industries and verticals.
Up until now, the number of birth registrations, especially in rural areas of Africa, remains low with only fifty percent of children being registered on average. Children born in Kenya must be registered within 90 days of their birth. If they are not citizens face costly, lengthy processes to register their children which, if not done, can prevent them from accessing vital state resources like education, healthcare and ultimately, productive employment.