Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city and the fourth largest in Africa, has been lauded by CNN (2018) as the number one tech hub in Africa. As such, it is home to several world-class developers and social entrepreneurs. This Global Innovators School Program is designed to put students in contact with these individuals and organizations as they confront global challenges in technology and social entrepreneurship, and expose them to the experiences, skills and knowledge needed for successful innovation. Being based in Nairobi, students will also have the opportunity to explore the remarkable contrasts between urban and natural environments in Kenya – the Nairobi National Park (where wild lion and buffalo roam) is right on the outskirts of the city, and the famous Maasai Mara is only a few hours’ drive away.
During this program, students will have the opportunity to:
- Gain insight from lectures by CEO’s and Directors of top tech and innovation companies in Africa
- Engage with diverse concepts of innovation in education and entrepreneurship through site visits
- Identify social impact opportunities in new markets
- Explore Kenya’s diverse cultures, history, and urban and natural landscapes
The Global Innovators of tomorrow will have the opportunity to visit world-class organizations and engage in various cultural activities.
- iHub & BRCK
- African Solar Designs
- Moringa School
- Maa Trust
- Maasai Market
- Kibera & Power Women’s Group
- Elephant Orphanage
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Thank you for your interest in developing a School Group Program with EDU Africa. We pride ourselves in our ability to customize a program that will meet your requirements, exceed your expectations and make your vision come to life.
Kiambethu Tea Farm
Touring the Kiambethu Tea Farm gives insight into the colonial history and economics of Kenya, as well as the process undergone to transform the leaves of a tea bush into one of the most well known beverages of all time. The tour includes a walk through indigenous forests rich with medicinal trees, as well as a delicious colonial luncheon on the lawn.
River Rafting Rapids Camp
River Tana is the perfect place for white river rafting, with rapids ranging from grades three to five. It is also the only place in for white river rafting in Kenya. Upstream and downstream currents, including waterfalls, provide different technicalities that challenge beginners as well as more experienced rafters. Rafting River Tana is a worthy adrenaline rush!
Big Cat Monitoring
Incredible wildlife is one of Africa’s most appealing icons, and is desperately in need of protection through conservation and educational projects. Many conservation efforts give rise to amazing volunteering programs, such as the opportunity to research and monitor big cats. Taking part in this project gives students a chance to deeply experience and engage with some of Africa’s most powerful and breathtaking wildlife.
Brackenhurst Botanic Gardens
Brackenhurst Botanic Gardens is a vibrant gateway into the world of pre-colonial climate diversity. Rising out of misty, rolling hills of emerald-green tea, these gardens stand as a testament to the power of environmental restoration and protection. The project began in the year 2000 and includes an arboretum of rare tree species that are critically endangered across the continent.