KamiLimu is an award-winning registered non-profit organization whose mission is to bridge the skills gap between classroom learning and global competitiveness through structured mentorship in personal and professional development, innovation skills, and scholarship expertise.
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 sixth cohort of 38 mentees. Since September 2016, we have served 205 students from 24 universities in Kenya. Our mentees are students whose studies and interests intersect with tech.
HEARTS OF GIVING
95 individuals have so far contributed their time, skills, and resources to support our program since its inception. 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.
19 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. We partner with organizations to host skills-oriented events. We also design games that you can try out to test your skills and knowledge!
Our 2021 intake of mentees and mentors is now closed. Applications for cohort 7 will open in February 2022. See eligibility criteria and express interest to appply.
If you have any questions or comments, or if you would like us to conduct a workshop at your institution, or if you wish to partner with us at your next event, or if you would like to support our mentorship program, please contact us using the form below. You may also email us directly to firstname.lastname@example.org