First-hand Africa Experience| Blog 3 – Pack and Go

Thank you for your support to CIS! Original 2017-09-22   Basics of interviewee Name of interviewee: Zoe Zhao Volunteer duration: 2016.5- 2016.9 Volunteer ID: 025326       Author: Hi Zoe, this week let’s talk about visa and luggage. Still remember how did you arrange for visa?   Zoe: I was doing a ‘Mou Bao’ visa (Chinese slang). I did …

First-hand Africa Experience| Blog 1 – Dream Country

Thank you for your support to CIS! Original 2017-12- 03   With thousands of backstage private messages from interested readers flushing in, we finally take a moment to sort that out a bit. To our surprise, most of the inquiries involve volunteering life and actual work. In view of this, we arranged a few Skype interviews with our previous volunteer, Zoe. …

The Founder’s Words

【Why we do it】 On June 28, 2015, I departed from Taiwan. With two connecting flights in Hong Kong and Ethiopia, I eventually arrived in Kenya, Africa. On that day, June 29, 2015, my volunteering life kick started   Mukuru Slum: In about 10km southeast of central Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, there exists this place called Mukuru slum. Looking …

Agriculture

Kenyan private schools often have high operation cost, one of the reasons being that they purchase food from the market. Schools have land and labor, however they lack capital, farming knowledge, and are often unwilling to take the risk of failure. CIS collaborates with local agricultural institutions to provide modern modern horticulture training to schools, such as sack gardening, grafting, …

Our business focuses on revenue-generating and capacity building through a localized business model

CIS rebuilds the falling schools, and makes it last. Our programs are therefore tackling two pressing areas at most low-cost private schools, (1) the lack of stable income and (2) insufficient capacity. These two issues cannot be solved unless by schools themselves, therefore we teach schools how to fish, rather than giving them the fish. CIS positions ourselves as a …

Mission

Our mission is to provide a life-changing educational opportunity for children in slums areas.   We work in partnership with communities, schools and families to deliver evidence for primary school children.   As a commitment to “education equity”, we support a tailored-version of empowerment projects to provide underprivileged families with education opportunities.