KamiLimu is a non-profit organization whose mission is to upskill tertiary-level tech students with competencies in personal and professional development, industry-relevant ICT skills, innovation, scholarship, and community engagement, in an effort to nurture employability, enhance student learning outcomes, and increase global competitiveness.
Up to 85% of Kenyan tertiary-level students do not receive consistent mentorship outside the classroom. This trend contributes to insufficient expertise among graduates in personal and professional skills, ICT skills, innovation, scholarship awareness and writing, and community engagement.
Such a skills gap among tech students leads to their under-preparedness to compete globally, innovate locally, and succeed in their careers as innovators, entrepreneurs, leaders or employees. With technology being a key driver to the world's economy, technology-related jobs and soft skills are increasingly becoming more important in tandem.
KamiLimu addresses this need.
THE HEART OF KAMILIMU
Composing a 50-50 representation of male and female students, KamiLimu is currently in its seventh cohort of 34 mentees. Since September 2016, we have served 234 beneficiaries from 25 tertiary institutions in Kenya. Our beneficiaries are tertiary-level students whose studies and interests intersect with tech.
HEARTS OF GIVING
113 industry professionals have so far contributed their time and skills to support our program. Professional mentors come from varied backgrounds ranging from tech, social sciences, and leadership. They participate in the program as keynote speakers, workshop facilitators, competition judges, or one-to-one mentors.
20 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 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 also partner with organizations to host skills-oriented events.
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