At least 60 - 80 percent of university students do not receive any mentorship outside the classroom. While many factors contribute to quality education, student-driven mentorship that complements classroom learning is key to equipping students with crucial skills that may not be taught in the classroom but are necessary for their personal development, professional success, research-driven innovations, scholarship achievements, and community involvement.
KamiLimu is a free 8-month structured mentorship program that seeks to augment classroom learning for Computer Science students at Kenyan universities.
'KamiLimu' is derived from two Swahili words. ‘Kamili’ which means ‘complete’ or ‘whole’, and ‘Limu’, which is a contraction of ‘elimu’ that means ‘education’.
THE HEART OF KAMILIMU
Composing a 50-50 representation of male and female students, KamiLimu is currently in its fifth cohort of 42 mentees. Since September 2016, we have served 170 students from 19 universities in Kenya. Our mentees are students whose studies and interests intersect with tech.
HEARTS OF GIVING
76 individuals have so far contributed their time, skills, and resources to support our program since its inception. The professional mentors come from varied backgrounds ranging from tech, social sciences, arts, and leadership. They participated in the program either as keynote speakers, workshop facilitators, or one-to-one mentors.
16 communities and organizations have partnered with us to provide support at conferences, tech events, and through giving back our skills by training digital skills. Such platforms not only give us an opportunity to showcase our work but also immerse our mentees in the industry.
SERVING THE COMMUNITY
We host public ticketed workshops on key skills such as scholarship writing. In intimate classes of no more than 40, we use our successful training model to equip participants with timeless skills as well as offer important post-workshop benefits.
Application for 2020 intake of mentees and mentors is now closed. 2021 applications will open in September 2020.
Interested applicant can check eligibility and also fill the declaration of interest form, and they will be notified once 2021 applications open in September.