Our Responsibility to the Planet

Last week, our management team has attended Eco-Friendly Heroes workshop in Lithuania, exploring potential strategies for CIS to become more environmentally responsible. To remain sustainable and competitive in the long term, CIS benchmarks our operation to European standards. We constantly prioritize programs that promote and advance the EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy. For example, our Solar4School program encourages schools …

Challenge Our Conventional Thinking

When people think about CIS, they usually relate to our long-standing agricultural program. Since 2016, we have been assisting our partner schools working towards self-sustainability, through need-based agricultural workshops and on-site advisory service. Although sack gardening program has earned CIS trusts and support from external parties, situations today are not the same as with 3 years ago. In order to …

Our New Face

Have you noticed that we have revamped our website? Following our strategy workshop in early 2019, Changemaker in Slums has set up new priorities and re-positioned ourselves. Most social ventures cannot survive for an average of 2 years. But for us, CIS is already approaching our 3-year mark, thanks to the trust of local communities and partners. With increasing exposure …

The Bridge Between Academics and Industry

Following our partnership with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agricultural and Technology in Kenya in 2018, CIS will collaborate with Aalborg University in Denmark in 2019, bringing again excellent research expertise on board. Our partner is keen on having college students involving in solar research projects with CIS, while earning university course credits. In addition to offering a platform for students …

Training Future Leaders in Africa

At CIS, we are not only committed to helping schools to become more sustainable, by feeding students’ stomachs. We are also committed to training African leaders of tomorrow, by feeding their minds. CIS announces free leadership training workshop for eligible African university students, delivered through online platform. Leaders think differently than the others, and if you learn how to think …

Global Recognition of CIS

Hard work pays off, and working hard to help the underprivileged pays off tremendously. Since CIS’s establishment in 2016, we have dedicated our time and efforts to serve private schools in Kenya. It was never an easy choice. We went through a lot of painstaking processes, but we kept working on it anyhow. After 3 years of tough battle, CIS …

The Homa Bay Story

Our agricultural associate, Agwa Brian, visited Homa Bay last week. Homa Bay is a demanding county to work at – in 2018, Homa Bay county government has suspended water supply as flood ruined the water pipeline. Without clean and abundant water, farming can be an obstacle. In addition, Homa Bay often receives minimal attention and suffers the most due to …

The Irreplaceable Human Factor

Every social venture in Kenya works more or less the same way – they set out to Kenya, find a partner. And after some time, when the project is done, they go after another project – with another partner. At CIS, we do things differently. We build relationships that last. We walk in when the others walk out. We stick …

A Brief Look Inside CIS 2019

Last month (Jan 2019), CIS has successfully conducted the first strategy workshop with ground team representatives from Kenya, the management team representatives and mentor from Sweden and Denmark. With all voices being heard, we had a great discussion and have set a clear goal for 2019. First and foremost, CIS is going to restructure Sack Gardening Project by integrating an …

A Transparency-Driven Venture

Driven by our need to expand and scale-up, CIS is growing more transparent. Since 2016, we have grown from an award-winning idea to a passion-driven venture operating across 3 cities in Kenya. With access to over 10 pre-screened school under our pipeline, CIS is considering to expand to up to 20 schools in Kenya by end 2019.  With more school …