YouthCaffe Digital Design School

Your title/position Team Leader
Type of Enterprise non-profit organization
Year the ngo or company was founded 2015
Website YouthCaffe
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Explain your project in details:

Main Objective: To equip poor urban youth with digital skills for employment and livelihood. Other Objectives: Encourage girls to take up careers in the Digital Industry and compete equally with boys in accessing opportunities for employment and economic advancement; Provide tertiary education and training for urban poor youth who can't afford higher education; Keep vulnerable youth away from crime/criminal gangs and link them with opportunities available in the growing knowledge industry; Provide an environment where youth can cooperate to find solutions to problems in their community i.e through social media advocacy; Activities: Training in Web, Graphic and Multimedia Design including 3D Animation; Training in SRH and HIV-AIDS including advocacy; Workshops with content Application developers such as google and Mozilla communities; Hackathons and other creative digital competitions; Class Project with Real Clients and Industry Experts; Mentorship and Business Development. Innovative Approaches: Vocational Skills Training focuses on (i) Job Creation-start-ups (ii)Self-employment and (iii) Innovation with an emphasis on using the 'New media'; Research : This requires that programme activities are documented and challenges dealt with timely in order to stay ahead of the digital curve and anticipate opportunities before they arise maximizing on the resulting advantages .

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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

The Digital Design School has had a significant impact on sustainable development in the following ways: 1. All participants in the program who have completed the full course have been gainfully employed/self-employed(informally YouthCaffe began with a cohort of 20 students in 2011 who graduated 18 months later and all got employment in reputable companies e.g. SCANAD; In 2017, another cohort of 20 youth graduated and more than half have already obtained jobs while the others are on industrial internships) 2. Improvement in the living standards of the participants and their families due to improved income and employment as a result of skills gained at YouthCaffe Digital Design School. 3. Improvement in level of Education (Diploma and Certificates) for poor youth that enables them to compete fairly with others who can afford higher education 4. Some of the best graduates form the program who are now employed come back to offer motivational talks, or have been absorbed as tutors by YouthCaffe and continue to empower others.

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Sustainability and future plans

Our Business Model is based on Social Entrepreneurship hence our focus is developing knowledge products that directly or indirectly solve pressing problems in the society. YouthCaffe source of funding include Grants and Donations from Institutional and Individual donors, Consultation Fees, Crowd Funding, Partnerships and Collaborations as well as Loans. Plans for future growth include developing the Digital School to include an innovation lab that actually makes, testes and produces innovations that are ready for the market; YouthCaffe plans to be making money out conducting commissioned social and market research on pertinent issues.

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

I am 30 years of age with over 10 years experience in project management in the NGO sector, a successful entrepreneur (catering) and Digital Designer. After completing high school, I benefited from a vocational training ICT program by an organization called Nairobits where I later worked as Information Center Coordinator, in charge of running 7 ICT and Entrepreneurship training centers with more than 500 students at any one time. In the year 2011-2012, I was part of the team that designed and promoted the 'ghetto game' (geth2o) an online conflict resolution game by Butterfly Works which targeted communities living in resource scarce conflict areas and urban slums. I was also heavily involved in the mapping and setting up of youth friendly service centers in Kenya with Africa Alive-Dance for Life organizations, FHOK; and also helped in the production of a video documentary for Royal Tropical Institute, GGD Amsterdam, and AMREF Kenya. I am motivated when I am able to help in the empowerment and transformation of vulnerable youth. Some of the qualities that have helped in my success include Discipline, Creativity, Leading by Example, Team work, and Integrity. I have received recognition and mention in a publication by KIT Royal Tropical Institute as a key contributor; Mamabits, Nairobits and YouthCaffe for exemplary service in project management.

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Comments

September 1, 2017 05:01

Dear Resiliant Entrepreneur,

It's the end of the competition, I want to urge you to not leave this community without the contact (email especially) of as many other entrepreneurs on this platform. You never can tell what your further conversations may produce.

It's the power of networking and leverage I'm talking about...
Here's my email [email protected] looking forward to hearing from you.

Regards
Seth

August 31, 2017 23:59

Bye fellow entrepreneur:
As I say good buy, I must say it has been an astounding time reading so many great entries.
I went through the details of your idea and was indeed very impressed. Would you be kind enough to please explain to me as how you got this idea? Equally importantly, who were (are) the people who inspired you for you to come up with this idea.
Take care and all the very best!
Shuhra

August 31, 2017 22:30

Hello fellow passenger,

You might have heard the famous song "What I've done" by Linkin park. The lyrics have been beautifully carved by the late singer Chester Bennington. The song covers the ways in which our so called development has helped only a handful of the upper society members, whereas people are still living in poverty.

We have a great platform here which is urging super brains from around the world to come together and collaborate with their ideas and help make this world a better place to live in. You have been a part of this community and I congratulate you on your effort that you have put in.

Thanks once again and all the best for the future
Regards,
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 22:12

Hello my fellow traveler, How are you feeling as our road ends temporarily?
I have just seen your entry and have been thoroughly impressed by it. Will you be willing to collaborate incase you want to set it up on ground?
I would like to be in touch with you,
Cheers from Kabul.
Shuhra

August 31, 2017 20:56

Comrades,
In this fight for a sustainable future, what we need is innovation; something which is not necessarily new, but which makes us look at things from a different angle.

I believe this is one of the major motives of this community which we are a part of. Taking one step together hand in hand towards our goal is the only way we can achieve it.

So I wish you the very best in this endeavour of yours and hope to see you together in the new tomorrow

Regards,
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 19:13

Hi Tobias
How are you..
I want to share with you this.. It hurts you having a paying and life saving business which operates under its full potential and that pain always takes you up to higher level if you respond positively ( from my inner thinking) I wish you good progress towards full potentials of your business.Congratulations for the good and far vision you have.
Uledi Kimbavala
Zero hunger is possible.

August 31, 2017 19:11

Hello campus members,

Being a part of India's well-known Entrepreneurship Cell of the most prestigious engineering college in India, I have interacted with many startup enthusiasts, have got to know how they think and what are some qualities that set them apart from the ones who are not able to see their idea through. Reading through your idea, I have realized that your idea has that spark which can help it become a successful venture. Coupled with its aim to help the society achieve its goals sustainably, your idea can be something quite helpful for the same.

But before it's implementation, you need to do a "premortem" check on how it can fail. This would prepare you for any uncalled-for circumstances and help you prepare for them accordingly.

Lastly, I would like you to have a look at our idea, GreenSpace, and share your views about the same.

Regards,
For Team GreenSpace.

August 31, 2017 19:07

Yes, it was a wonderful journey !
a. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal?
b. Also, please go through my IDEA called EDU-CELL and if you like it, please vote.
c. This is what I could think when I saw your proposal. Truly inspirational and positive initiative from your side that is sending ripples amongst my friends and relatives. If you think it will be applicable in Afghanistan, please send me the details.
Thank You !
Truly, Shuhra K, Afghanistan

August 31, 2017 18:21

I SEND MY THANK YOU FROM KABUL!
WHAT A JOURNEY AND WHAT A PROPOSALTHE SIMPLICITY OF YOUR IDEA WAS JUST TOO GOOD. WHAT ABOUT YOU? HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO SEE MY PROPOSAL? IT IS CALLED EDU-CELL TO HELP THE SCHOOL EDUCATION IN AFGHANISTAN. INTERESTED? CLICK AND DOUBLE CLICK!!
SIGNIING OFF, SHUHRA

August 31, 2017 17:55

Thank You my dear!
Three thoughts come to my mind as we end:
(a) Will we be in touch?
(b) It is a small and beautiful world
(c) All the best
Bye for now!
S. Koofi, Kabul

August 31, 2017 17:12

THANK YOU!
THANK YOU FOR READING MY PROPOSAL. I HAVE READ AND EVALUATED YOUR INITIATIVE AND I CANNOT BUT HELP GIVING IT MY HIGHEST COMPLIMENTS. HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO THINK OF SUCH A WONDERFUL IDEA, I WONDER?
ONCE GAIN A BIG THANK YOU FROM MY SIDE.
SK

August 31, 2017 03:39

Hello,

This entrepreneurship-campus platform has been amazing it has enabled us to see all the enthusiasts and to share our passion and experiences to learn from each other. Good luck with your work and wishing you all the success on your journey. Please try to keep in touch; this is important to me as I find this inspirational.

I appreciate all your votes, valuable feedback, advice, and suggestions. For me it has helped me to improve my ideas and also helps me to win and learn from the ideas that you have given me.

Best of Luck! And keep it up

Kindest regards

August 31, 2017 00:48

What a proposal! I am truly amazed.
So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? And on a different note, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Take care!
Shuhra (Kabul) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 30, 2017 22:51

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Greetings from Afghanistan!
Awesone. Fantastic. Relevant. These are the three words that came to my mind when I read your proposal. Congratulations. If you get a moment, would you be kind enough to read my proposal (IDEAS) called EDU-CELL from Afghanistan? And if you do manage to read it, would you be kind enough to vote if you like the IDEA? And if I am not asking too much, please forward the link to your friends and family.
Thanks in anticipation!
Shuhra K

August 30, 2017 21:41

Hiii!!!!!!!
As we are in to the last day of the competition, I am taking this opportunity to thank you for your valuable comments, votes and suggestions. Your project is very much interesting and helpful and I wish you would be there in the finals. I am concluding by this words-
"Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on ones ideas, to take a calculated risk and to act".
I am wishing you to be a successful person.

REGARDS
AJITH MATHEW
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August 30, 2017 21:34

Hello fellow traveler!
I must say that I found your idea truly inspiring. I would like to know more about it? Do you think you can give me more details about your proposal so I can understand it more and give ffedbakc as well as evaluate if it can be done in my country?
I would also like to request you to please my IDEA called EDU-CELL. DO you think it is relevant in your country. If yes, let me know. I can even help in establishing it in your place during the course of this year!
Have a great day
SHUHRA

August 30, 2017 20:56

Hello my friend,
May I entreat you to read my entry EDU CELL. I have read your and must say it is fantastic. How did you come up with the idea, I wonder? Who helped you?
Bye for now,
Shuhra.

August 30, 2017 20:15

What a proposal! I am truly amazed.
So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? And on a different note, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Take care!
Shuhra (Kabul)

August 30, 2017 19:44

Hello!
Too Good. So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? WHAT ABOUT YOU? HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO SEE MY PROPOSAL? IT IS CALLED EDU-CELL TO HELP THE SCHOOL EDUCATION IN AFGHANISTAN. INTERESTED? CLICK AND DOUBLE CLICK!!
Yours sincerely,
Shuhra from Kabul

August 29, 2017 19:57

Hi Leader
I want to take this moment to congradulate you for getting this far on this competition edition.it is so nice having you in here.although I need you to work a little bit harder on you project to make it work.your fellow citizens rely on you.keep it up

August 29, 2017 16:12

Hello everyone,

Now we are reaching the end of the competition. I want to thank everyone who have been voting and commenting on my ideas and interest in helping support GU.

As all of you said, a visual universal language is needed for this continuously developing society. I am trying my best to launch my Gadaa Universe with the help of you and your constructive comments. We will do whatever it takes to exceed your expectations.

Best of Luck! And keep it up

Kind regards

August 29, 2017 08:56

Congratulations!!!!!!!
Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable. So change this world with your idea.
Wishing you all the success and hope you will be there in the finals.

BEST OF LUCK

AJITH MATHEW

August 28, 2017 20:17

Hello,
Being a part of India's well-known Entrepreneurship Cell of the most prestigious engineering college in India, I have interacted with many startup enthusiasts, have got to know how they think and what are some qualities that set them apart from the ones who are not able to see their idea through. Reading through your idea, I have realised that your idea has that spark which can help it become a successful venture. Coupled with its aim to help the society achieve its goals sustainably, your idea can be something quite helpful for the same.

But before it's implementation, you need to do a "premortem" check on how it can fail. This would prepare you for any uncalled-for circumstances and help you prepare for them accordingly.

Lastly, I would like you to have a look at our idea, GreenSpace, and share your views about the same.

Regards,
Team GreenSpace.

August 28, 2017 16:08

Greetings my Colleague ,

Thank you for participating in that great event , it was a great nice Journey , but the best thing of it is meeting good friends like you , I hope every one of you achieve his dreams.
thanks again & best wishes for you.

Ahmed

August 28, 2017 12:55

Hello My Friend!

Thank you for being here all this while. Your dreams are valid and your project is very viable. Keep thriving and best will keep coming your way.

Best of Luck.

August 27, 2017 17:50

Hello dear members of the entrepreneurship community,

I hope you will join us too and learn the GU universal communication system and the Gadaa system practices when the platform and the system implementations are complete and fully ready for use. This work is still under development. I will let you know once it is finished.

Please keep your constructive comments. Your feedback is important! Many thanks to all contributors!

Thank you for supporting GU project. We will notify you as soon as the platform is live.

Best of Luck!

August 26, 2017 20:53

Hello,

To all the people who are asking how to join once the GU platform goes live, all you need to do is to create a free account. Please keep an eye out on the website and my social media pages at: http://gadaauniverse.com/

Kind regards

August 26, 2017 18:28

Dear Champion,

It takes just one idea/project to transform the world. As you keep working hard towards your dreams and to add your quota in the improvement of the world, I wish you the best of luck.

Remain Lifted!

August 26, 2017 17:02

Hello Great Mind!

Thank you for your support to AfricEnergy so far. I appreciate your kind words, positive remarks and contribution on my idea. As you continue to progress in your quest for the improvement of the World, I wish you success and breakthrough.

Best of luck!

August 25, 2017 18:58

Hello Champion!

Did you miss Today's (Friday) Inspiration from YCEC? Here it is; "Change your thoughts and you change the World" - Norman Vincent Peale.

Your project is valid, so are your thoughts. Keeping improving and progressing.

Best of Luck!

August 25, 2017 05:35

Dear community member,

As the competition deadline is approaching near, we would like some feedback regarding our idea, some ways by which we can tweak it and make it a little better and ready for future execution.
(follow this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5961/comments)

Please vote and support our idea.

Thank you in advance.
Team GreenSpace

August 24, 2017 07:36

Tobias
How are you doing..
I real like your entrepreneural approach to bring bright future. How did this innovative project come into your mind. Am waiting to hear from you.You may wish to share your experience in my idea " ZERO HUNGER IS POSSIBLE "
that match yours to the fact that we are all community based.
BEST OF LUCK!

August 23, 2017 18:42

Hi,
After going through your project, I firmly believe that with good management and excellent execution, this project will help the society grow in a sustainable manner. This would have various positive effects on the environment and also the society in general.

I wish you the best for the same.

I would really appreciate if you could go through my idea as well(follow this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org Our idea deals with covering an otherwise unused rooftop of a building with green plants and using that space for a multitude of activities.

Thank you
Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 11:16

Hi Tobias,
Your project is very much appreciable. People like you are a blessing to the modern world because you are utilizing your skill to help the common people. Keep this spirit throughout your life. The will to do varitiies in life opens up the door of opportunities. So keep this positive attitude always .
I wish you all the success for this competition and also please vote and comment on my project AUTOMATIC COCOA BEAN SEPARATING MACHINE.

August 23, 2017 09:04

An Awesome Day to You, Dear Campus Colleague,

Cheeking through your Project and seeing it progress in this competition leaves me motivated and inspired that with us, our planet will become better and flourish in goodness and development desired by every human being with dreams and aspirations. To keep you moving and staying on in face of challenges as growing Entrepreneurs, it is my pleasure to share this link with you, "7 MOVIES Every Entrepreneur Should Watch", copy and paste this link to view; youtube.com/watch?v=s3x-_yRRUrk

All the best to you in you Idea!

Cheers
Anita Mbah.

August 23, 2017 08:45

Hii,

your project is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..
It looks promising.
Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.
Good luck
Regards

August 23, 2017 08:45

Hii,

your project is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..
It looks promising.
Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.
Good luck
Regards

August 23, 2017 08:45

Hii,

your project is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..
It looks promising.
Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.
Good luck
Regards

August 23, 2017 08:45

Hii,

your project is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..
It looks promising.
Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.
Good luck
Regards

August 23, 2017 04:55

Dear Tobias
Education prepares the future leaders and families
The nature of education and its quality affects every system in the country,your project is good as it finds the solution the quality, and access of education to all.
Congulatulation for the mindset you want to impact in this tomorrow's generation.
Best of luck!

August 22, 2017 21:39

Greetings, Dear Entrepreneurial Colleague

We are few steps to the announcement day. I want to use this medium to appreciate your effort, progress so far and support to my idea. Never relent, keep pushing and I wish you success, all the way.

You may enjoy this article on "How to Segment a Market" for your project/business: copy ad paste this address into your browser: wikihow.com/Segment-a-Market

Best of Luck!

August 22, 2017 20:48

Hi TobiasTobias
I hope you're making good progress whether this competition is on progress or not this project should make more progress to its full extension. Congulatulation for the efforts you're making.
Best of luck!

August 21, 2017 21:01

Hi
Your project is life changing I hope you're making good progress, whether the competition is on progress or not this project should be supported as it will bring positive impact towards access to quality education.
Congulatulation
Best of luck!

August 21, 2017 17:51

Thank you Champion!

Having you around is very encouraging and wonderful. I wish you success on your journey and you should always expect the best coming your way.

You may like to see my idea, AfricEnergy, for comments and support.

Cheers.

August 21, 2017 10:09

Dear Tobias Ouma
"Youth Caffe Digital Design School"
I found your project interesting to read and life changing.
I invite you to please read my idea" Edu-Cell" and give some suggestions on my idea if any
Community effort is always welcome.
Thanks for reading my request!
Thanks in advance for putting the effort in answering.
If you like it Please also vote.
Keep up the good work.
ShuhraK.......................

August 20, 2017 15:05

Hello,

I invite you kindly to please read and give some suggestions or comment my idea GadaaUniverse[GU]-Gadaa Universal Communication System and GU-Fair.

Thanks in advance for your vote and comment. I really appreciate your contribution and would be glad to hear your advice and opinion.

Good luck with your project!

Kind regards,

Firanbek Robele

August 19, 2017 17:18

Hello
For sure your 10 years experience to project management has revealed through your efforts and good progress you have just shown here. Congulatulation for this life changing project as it will bring positive impact towards poverty alleviation .All the best.

August 18, 2017 06:28

Hello Tobias!

Another project of yours and I must say that it's quite commendable, as it aims to promote quality and equitable education, thereby creating employment opportunities for the youths. Congratulations for your efforts!

I wish you success and you can stop by on my idea to add your contribution.

Best of luck!

August 18, 2017 06:08

Hello,

This is a very impressive idea and it will surely be beneficial for all the young minds looking for an opportunity.
It looks promising and executable
Congratulations for all your efforts and for your project.

Good luck
Regards

Shuhra Koofi.

August 15, 2017 10:42

I like your initiative and I think you can easily develop this project. In order to have a larger impact, you should do a massive marketing campaign. Do you have something like this in mind?
Regards,
Andrei

August 11, 2017 05:54

Great Project. I want to invite you to vote for my project and comment if you want it.
Thanks and good luck

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/14/7257/

OKAYO YOUNG

June 7, 2017 13:21

Youthcaffe offers the best in terms of web design,development and sexual reproductive health to Kenyan young youths mostly the less fortunate from slum areas.Thank you Youthcaffe for changing lives