So it’s official I have been in Kenya over three weeks now and wow what an experience it has proven to be! I have been paired with my wonderful partner, Tram-Anh, and together… Continue reading

Meet Amos

Meet Amos: the proud, home-grown scrap metal collector. He is 28, married with two children, lives and works in the dump in London, Nakuru county. He collects and sells plastics, metals, snacks and… Continue reading

Mara Crossing

As we sit restlessly in our immense, six-wheeled safari truck, we contemplate the thoughts that might be running through the minds of the thousands upon thousands of zebras and wildebeast standing on the… Continue reading

Quail Egg awareness day

Set up in Uhuru Gardens, Kericho Town Centre, we stood awaiting curious customers prepared to answer the many questions about the mysterious phenomena of the quail egg industry. We arrived on this warm… Continue reading

Innovation: Lost in time

Innovation: Lost in Time Written by Duncan Fogg, Summer 2014 Kericho Fellow We have been surrounded in recent years by futuristic technology. Our world around us has been flipped forward: social media, 3D… Continue reading

Entrepreneurs won’t save the world, but entrepreneurship might.

Entrepreneurs won’t save the world, but entrepreneurship might. By Charlie Satow, Balloon Kenya 2014 Kericho Fellow. The entrepreneurial energy in a country like Kenya is overwhelming. You can illustrate it with stats: self-employment accounts… Continue reading

Crunch time aka pitching week

By Daniel Weber, 2014 Balloon Kenya Kericho Fellow Hello, it’s me, pitching week. I’m the goal you’ve all been working for. You need to get all the pieces together to create a compelling case… Continue reading

The Meaning of “Karibu”

Vendela Gambill, Kericho Fellow 2014 Uncertainty lingers behind the greeting “karibu”. Whether it is a greeting inflicting expectation or a genuine welcome to a country that has experienced a sensational amount of development… Continue reading

Learning by Doing: is education policy getting it right?

Lisa Freiburg, Kericho 2014 Fellow Back at my usual job in Germany in the international education policy sector, I spend most of my days behind a screen reading, writing and talking about the… Continue reading

The Bernard Challenge: a carwash with no water

By Marthe-Christine Dorum Embretsen, Kericho Fellow 2014 Outlining the main problems Since 2011 Bernard has been running Roben Carwash at Kericho’s Green Stadium. During our first meetings with Bernard we discovered that his… Continue reading