Kenya

Wadhwani Foundation launched its two key Initiatives, ‘National Entrepreneurship Network’ and ‘Global Skills Network’ in East Africa in March of 2016. The goal is to strengthen the high growth entrepreneurship and skilling ecosystem in East Africa. This includes Kenya and the neighboring countries of Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

Over the last decade, WF NEN has demonstrated a highly successful and replicable model that facilitates entrepreneurship and job creation through partnerships with colleges and universities, entrepreneur support organizations, and mentor and investor community in several countries. On the other hand, WF GSN focuses on enhancing the quality of teaching and training so that more students can be job-ready.

WF NEN in Kenya:

WF NEN develops the ecosystem for new entrepreneurs through supporting Entrepreneurship Education. It also facilitates the Startup & SME eco-system through furthering their access to knowledge, mentor and investor resources.

The scalable model of WF NEN, its resources and IP are contextualized for emerging economies and regions. WF NEN works in entrepreneurship in Kenya through its partnerships with relevant entities. It has just signed a partnership MoU with the University of Kenya to support the introduction of entrepreneurship education to thousands of students. WF NEN is looking to expand its partnerships in Kenya and the region.[…]

WF GSN in Kenya:

Wadhwani Foundation launched its Skills Initiative, the Global Skills Network (GSN) in Kenya to support the development of a stronger and skilled workforce. WF GSN believes that skilling for sustainable entry level jobs is critical for the advancement of a strong workforce.

Wadhwani Foundation has signed a MoU with the TVET State Department in the Ministry of Education to help thousands of students in the Youth Polytechnics in Kenya. WF GSN is also focusing on supporting the development of stronger vocational teachers who can improve the quality of training through use of modern learning tools including eContent.[…]

Partners

WF NEN program is being offered to all students as a free package to enhance their abilities and to become self-reliant at the close of their campus life

Prof. Stanley Waudo, The Vice Chancellor - Mount Kenya University

I compliment WF for bringing the entrepreneurship program to MKU. This will enhance ability of students to fit into the market and enable them become their own bosses, thus creating jobs for future generations

Prof. Peter Wanderi, The MKU NEN Program Patron

This WF NEN program is very relevant and timely for the African continent –unlocking minds of the African youth and critical towards mass job creation

Kahaso Mtana, Senior Consultant at Valley Business School

I am impressed by the marked improvement in the students’ attitude due to the WF NEN entrepreneurship course and I am looking forward to rolling out the program across the entire campus in the coming semester

Lucy Kibe, Team Leader, MKU Nairobi Campus

Our confidence has grown among the peers and we look forward to becoming true entrepreneurs and business owners through this wonderful WF NEN program

Student, MKU Nairobi Campus

The WF NEN program has drawn students from across disciplines and moulded them into one team. Students are benefiting daily from entrepreneurship-led skills, never-before seen in the university. E Cell registration has grown as more students are keen to share ideas on business

John Kamau, The CEO MKU Street Smarter E Cell