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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

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

Every bird flies with its own wings

By Marianne Foskett, Nakuru 2014 Summer Programme Fellow “Every bird flies with its own wings”… …so the Swahili proverb goes. Words of wisdom established by ancestors and passed down through generations of friends… Continue reading

A day in the life of a Programme Manager

Andrea Gamson, Kericho Programme Manager, 2014 7am. Alarm goes off. 7:30am. Second alarm goes off. I go to the bathroom, return to bed. 7.34am. Phone starts vibrating. This usually happens when one of the… Continue reading

Business in the Kalenjin Community: An Entrepreneur Speaks

Benard Keter, Balloon Kenya Entrepreneur, Kericho 2014 Summer Programme Photographs by Lisa Freiburg (c) There is a general misconception that the success or failure of a business is determined by the entrepreneur’s culture… Continue reading

My first time in a developing country

Pereception Vs Reality Daniel Weber – Kericho Fellow 2014 Having never been before in a developing country, I had many expectations – as well as mixed feelings – about coming to Kenya. I’d… Continue reading

A wise fellow said…

Katie Nicholas, Kericho 2014 Fellow A wise fellow said to me; “how surreal – two weeks ago we could never have envisioned ourselves teaching a group of entrepreneurs a two hour session about entrepreneurship”. He was… Continue reading

A New Way of Learning

Its only two weeks into the Balloon Kenya program and it has already been an amazing experience!  I’ve made some awesome friends with the other Fellows and Kiran and Doug, the program coordinators,… Continue reading

1 Year On Blog Series – Anna Rickman

When I look back over my year since Balloon Kenya I find it hard to see how I’ve fit it all in. It’s been a whirlwind, and I can see the influence of… Continue reading