Best Projects 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category click HERE
Education Empowerment/Advancement and Innovation
Explain your project in details:
Our project involves, digitization of content. Moreover, our specialization involves books and promoting the reading culture. We convert hard copy books to soft copy that can neither be transferred nor pirated. There are several types of conversion that we deal with. One is Audio books recordings of books that are creative and impactful. The other is reflowable books that only include wordings, links and pictures. The last involves interactive books that have animation presentation and video recording in a book setting. Our objective is to change the phrase if you want to hide something from an African hide it in a book.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
The Kenyan Government is in the process of ensuring that all students in Kenya own a laptop in its agenda to promote education. It has used 30 billion Kenya Shillings for the project. It has gone ahead to print books for a sum of 6Billion Kenya Shillings. Our project involves digitization of books to audio, Interactive and re-flowable types. Through this we shall be saving the country 4Billion shillings and change the reading culture in Kenya. We are empowering lives through innovation.
Sustainability and future plans
Our financing source involves tenders to digitize books, copyright fees and selling the content. Future growth is that paperwork is soon ending and digital content books are the future for the book industry.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am a 28year old Male from Nairobi, Kenya. Born and raised in the poorest location called Githurai. I was studying LLB or Bachelors of law but due to lack of school fees i dropped out last year. This has been my story all my life. Unable to afford books since i knew to read ABCD... I am a firm believer that education is the bridge between the poor and the rich. Education helps to innovate, create and change. I am willing to change how things have existed to a better affordable and impactful solution. My motivation is never to allow any other kid/person to lack the way i have. I never give up but a believer of go big or go home. Recognition are the numerous interviews i have done people recognizing my effort.