Tag: Innovation

Innovation

Social entrepreneurs to converge in Kenya for 6 AACOSE Conference

Social entrepreneurs from across Africa are meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, next week to network and find solutions to the challenges facing the continent. Co-convened by Tangaza University through the Institute for Social Transformation and Ashoka, the conference will bring together social entrepreneurs and policy makers across sectors.

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Powering Africa, Lighting Up the World

Strauss Energy provides electricity to homeowners and organizations at more than 25% cheaper cost than the national grid.

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Conservation

Another success stories illustrating the impact of the institute is the one of Gorilla Conservation Camp in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (a social enterprise of conservation through Public Health established in 2008 by Dr. Gladys Kalema).

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Recycling waste into affordable building materials

Dr. Oscar Aghan, an MBA in social entrepreneurship graduate, is an internationally acclaimed serial entrepreneur and the founder of Continental Renewable Energy Company- COREC. COREC is one of the largest plastic recyclers in East and Central Africa. It is an organization that uses waste and recyclable product to manufacture affordable building materials.

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Graduates innovating to solve communities’ problems

The institute through its programmes have witnessed a considerable number of graduates who have excelled in their fields. Monica Kinyua, Assistant Director – Children for Peace Initiative Kenya (CPI Kenya) is an alumnae of the institute and a co-founder at CPI Kenya. She is a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Development and focuses of building friendship between conflicting inter-pastoral communities in Northern Kenya.

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Community approach of education of orphans

Consolata and Peter Kunyada are the founders of The Mango Tree Kenya. Founded in 2006, the program works to change the lives of orphans in western Kenya, Tanzania and the UK with 4,000+ Kenyan children registered with the programme.

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A University in a slum. Impossible?

The growth of the IST is seen through its academic programmes together with the local and international collaborations. The growth of IST has witnessed expansion of its wings to offer learning services not only in Tangaza, but also in the slums too (University Mtaani, through a unique pedagogy of theory and action and a methodology informed by the Pastoral cycle).