Global Peace Foundation (GPF) Kenya participated in a one-day capacity building workshop under the theme, “Authentic and Necessary Leadership” after receiving an IBM grant awarded to GPF in its efforts to transform education in Kenya.
Fourteen Leap Hubs teachers from seven Nairobi schools participated in a two-day digital literacy and entrepreneurship workshop facilitated by Cisco Network Academy and the Centre for Mathematics Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA).
Leap Hubs is a Leadership and Entrepreneurship program piloted in Kenya in 2015, that provide guidance and space in secondary schools for highly motivated students to explore their ideas and learn what it takes to become business and social entrepreneurs. In Leap Hubs spaces students gain valuable skills including leadership, innovation, marketing, problem solving, product development, finance, and planning. In 2015, the Global Peace Foundation Kenya secured partnerships with Airtel, UN Habitat, Intel, Oracle, Chandaria Foundation, to introduce Leap Hubs in 24 public secondary schools. 96 business and social enterprise ideas were in various levels of incubation by the end of 2015.