Weekly Updates

First product showcase event of Solar4Schools: Checked ✅

On 25th November 2019, at Kawangware, Nairobi, our energy project, Solar4Schools has successfully conducted their first product showcase event! The warm presence of around 28 people including directors of schools brightened the event manifold. The goal of the event was to provide a hands-on experience of our products to the local community. Also, to enlighten the audience with the benefits …

Solar Energy in Action

Just because you are the loudest, doesn’t make you right. CIS’s partner is now delivering the correct message to schools and phone charging users throughout Kenya – and this is only our first journey in Nairobi! Want to know more about how SOLAR ENERGY can make your life more convenient while saving cost? Speak with us!

Be the ‘Changemaker’ with CIS

CIS values its customers, innovation and diversity more than anything! We are a total customer-oriented social venture. Building a relationship with our customers, listening to their expectations and work accordingly are our absolutes. From 2016 to 2019 our management team has grown from 2 to 6 people consisting of several nationalities. This diversity makes us stronger and more innovative every …

The Difference Maker

With over 100 interviews conducted over the past month, CIS has concluded our second round of ground research cycle.  In order to develop a solar energy system which satisfies the needs of schools, we must look at the context from all angles including the community nearby. We insist in spending months to speak with neighbours, teachers, parents, customers, as well …

Solar Energy – the Life Saver

Last month, our partner school in Homa Bay experienced electricity blackout – room lights were off, grid power was not available, and the daily operation of school could have been hugely affected. CIS’s solar energy solution has been proven to be the life saver to our partner. Our solar-powered LED lights enabled teachers and director to conduct their regular evening …

Pilot Started in Nairobi

CIS’s energy project is again, bringing in new energy as well as opportunities to schools in Nairobi! This month, we offered service to a school which has no electricity, as it has been cut off for few months. Through renting our system, school staff could work on the laptop for classwork, and the light could be switched on to extend …

Save money & Study Well with Our Energy Project

CIS’s energy project has a vision to ensure clean, affordable and cost-efficient solar energy solutions in developing countries. Aligned with that vision, the first prototype was aimed to improve electricity supply to private schools in Kenya who are highly dependent on expensive brown energy, such as kerosene and candles. Our energy project will not only supply more than enough solar …

Solar Cabinet Landed in Homa Bay!

In the middle of September, one new partner school has joined CIS’s solar energy project, exploring a cleaner way to power up the school while saving up costs As with all of our partner schools, CIS takes our relationship with schools seriously. We have therefore sent our staff to stay with the school during the entire pilot duration, to build a trusting …

Getting Your Voice Heard

Last week, CIS told the story of Kenyan low-cost private schools in front of TechBBQ stage – the biggest tech summit in Scandinavia. Most of the private schools in Kenya spend their time making sure things are in order, students are progressing, and the finance is in shape. They work day and night, yet their stories are often unheard of in Europe. …