Hodi, Horn of Africa Development Initiative

HODI was established as a community-based organization in 2003 to address the inadequacy of access to legal services for the poor people of Marsabit.

The organization was founded by Fatuma Adan, who was then a recent graduate of law. She shunned salaried employment at the Judiciary to, instead, provide a small legal aid desk with six volunteers for people who needed, but could not afford, legal representation in court cases.

HODI was registered as an NGO in 2007. The organization has since grown to be the voice of championing peace and development in Marsabit through advocacy, education, community cohesion (through football) and livelihood support programs.

Founder: Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan

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ActionAid, further human rights and defeat poverty for all

ActionAid Kenya is a non-partisan, non-religious development organisation that has been working in Kenya since 1972 to end poverty and injustices.

ActionAid Kenya is among the leading anti-poverty agencies working directly with over one million poor and excluded people in over 14 counties in Kenya.

ActionAid Kenya is un-apologetic in advancing Women’s Rights and ensuring that Women Living in Poverty and Exclusion are at the center of our work in Kenya.
ActionAid commits to working with Women, Children and Youth to claim and realize their constitutional rights through working within three main pillars:

empowerment, solidarity and campaigning

Linkedin Page: Actionaid


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iLike Hub: a co-working space to the young rural innovators

iLike Hub is a tech space in Voi town, Kenya which provides a conducive co-working space to the young rural innovators to come up with tech and business solutions. iLike Hub also empowers and mentor rural ladies of age 15-30 year into tech by providing weekly trainings on both tech and business topics.

While technology is the foundation of innovation, technology alone is not enough. For technology to fulfill its true potential, citizens, and more importantly the youth, need to be empowered and engaged through technology.

The challenge of getting the youth online is, however, still dependent on developing infrastructure on a nation-wide scale, improving coverage in remote and under-served areas, and improving international capacity at a content level.

Beyond connectivity and access to the internet, we need to think about modernising and transforming the education and training systems we have on the continent.

Founder: Gift Mtambo

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Tunapanda, bridging digital divides

Tunapanda is an educative institution delivering three-month intensive learning experiences in tech, design, and business. Tunapanda bridging digital divides in Kenya.

There is no cost to the trainees to learn, and to date, we have graduated over 100 young people.

The focus of Tunapanda is comprised of our in-house technical, professional, and business training services equipping young people with the skills to solve local and global issues.

Produced by Tunapanda is the root of our institution: the proceeds from this section allow us to provide free, offline open source educative materials and to run our Basic Tracks free of cost.

Tunapanda focus on low-cost replicability of training facilities and can offer turnkey solutions for learning. They enable anyone to open schools and create learning experiences in their communities using our unique operating pedagogy, open source tools, offline education networks, and more.

Founder: Maureen Moraa

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Benjamin Spartos

Send inspiring messages through music.

Growing up in a diverse community, I always had these burning questions I could not answer like an equation with no solution. The feeling of depression triggered by abuse and addiction to drugs and alcohol, and disappointments from friends, relatives, love partners and other people I thought I knew almost damaged my life. I have always been slow to anger and never pointed a finger because I believed people just need love and direction. I came across many people like me and others who had gone through worse situations. I also got inspired by mentors and good friends who believed in me and finally I found my peace again. I know am not alone in this awful, painful experience and having the mantle to address it, I use my voice-the most powerful tool I have to pass messages of hope, love, joy, freedom, redemption and revival and unity. I long for a united, peaceful and harmonious global village.

Founder: Benjamin Spartos

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Emerging Leaders Foundation

ELF as we call it, is a self-discovery journey that equips youth and young adults with knowledge and skills to enable them to constructively participate in governance and policy processes as well as to be ready for the job market. We have deliberately designed a training and mentorship experience for individuals to impact their community and for interns or entry-level workers to muster necessary skills to thrive in life. We have a team of dedicated staff, mentors and well-wishers dedicated to preparing young men and women to rise to challenge of providing the leadership and good governance that the continent of Africa needs to leap forward.

Founder: Alvin Tofler Munyasia


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Vitabu Vyetu literacy program

At Vitabu Vyetu, we equip community libraries with books with the aim to improve a reading culture as well as run reading programs where we teach the students basic literacy skills. Vitabu Vyetu is a non-governmental organization in the process of upgrading from a community-based organization and was founded in March of 2014. The organization symbolizes the sense of ownership of one’s education and books, which are the main tools needed for one to build their future.

Founder: Wanja Kibuki


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Lulu Thamani for gender equality

Lulu Thamani aims to meet the needs of women from underprivileged communities by boosting their confidence through creating gender inclusive activities for all community members. We provide relevant skills for women’s increased workforce participation by enabling them to access employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities. We also have inclusive activities for men and community leaders to take part in women’s growth and empowerment, these include home visits, luncheons, community activities among others.

Founder: Joan Mwende

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Proyecto Alto Perù against criminal acts

Peru is the country with one of the highest rate of crime victims in LATAM. In Lima, criminal acts among young people have increased by more than 80% and 14 out of 100 students drop out of college, of whom 27.2% leave because of disinterest. We use sport, education and the intervention of urban spaces to promote social change. We provide opportunities and healthy spaces for children and young people from vulnerable areas of Chorrillos, Lima. Our work began ten years ago and our lines of action have evolved. Through our programs children build the skills and confidence to create a brighter future for themselves and their community.

Founder: Matias Ballon


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Sutedo against diabetes

There is a large knowledge gap on diabetes and its management in the communities among people living with the disease, caretakers and healthcare professionals leading to a series of misdiagnosis, mismanagement and premature deaths; we are already educating all these categories of people, but faced with the challenges of either reaching them in time or transporting them for trainings. Knowledge is one of the key management strategies and we have a lot to do in this area given the myths and ignorance about diabetes, especially type 1 and gestational diabetes.

Founder: Joanita Ayenyo

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