Weekly Updates

Kenya’s 2022 Total Electrification Plan

In our previous blog post, we discussed how electricity has been the deadlock for Kenya’s growth. In particular, a lot of Kenyan private schools have limited access to affordable electricity, are burning dirty kerosene and paying an average of USD25 a month just to power up their schools.  With abundant sunshine, Kenya is naturally the perfect country to implement solar strategies; …

What Prevents Kenya from Growing Rich?

If you ask a typical Kenyan, on what prevents the country from growing rich. you are going to have a lot of insights. Corruption, education, living cost… CIS has conducted 122 interviews, to uncover why is Kenyan’s income still lacking behind the developed countries. It turned out that, an average Kenyan spends disproportionally high amount of their income on daily …

Taking Full Responsibility on Our Lives

What defines CIS isn’t the number of training we have delivered, nor the assistance we have given the schools. What defines CIS, is the self-assuring belief we have brought to hundreds of students and teachers. Over the past 2 years, CIS have worked hard to deliver one message, one clear message – schools are the ultimate owners of their future. …

Heri ya mwaka mpya!

December is the time to remind us how lucky CIS has been. Most of our ground team members are returning from Nairobi to their respective villages, to celebrate family reunion, and also CIS’s extraordinary achievements. As 2018 marches into 2019, we also need to set new goals. CIS strategy workshop is taking place on 19th January 2019, when we will …

Together We Go Far

Lots of people ask – what is the structure of CIS? If you also have the same doubt, you better pay attention 🙂 In short, CIS consists of management team and ground team, and together we are more than the sum of our parts.  CIS management team takes the lead in pushing innovative programs, and finding new ways to improve …

Embrace the Change

It has been 2.5 years since the establishment of CIS. We went from developing an idea supported by friends and people we have never met, to going to a country we never went before and finally made it in Kenya. It is a long shoot, it is a long shoot my friends, from knowing nobody to building up our own …

Homa Bay – We will Fail Our Way to Success!

CIS agricultural associate Agwa Brian visited Homa Bay last month. There is great potential in the county’s agricultural sector, yet most have not been tapped to its level best. Many residents are not aware of the best farming techniques, or the most productive seeds to use. That’s why, during Agwa’s visit, he took precious time to conduct workshop and share …

First Harvest in Nakuru

CIS ends November with a strong performance – earlier this week we have seen the first harvest in Nakuru. This positive result reflects the continual successful implementation of CIS’s focus on agriculture, and reaffirms CIS’s transaction from a local venture to leading agri-solution provider for private schools. Whether it is the tropical Homa Bay, the metropolitan Nairobi, or the mountainous …

CIS Announces Mentorship Program with Deloitte

The Kenyan market is constantly changing – and we know this. At CIS, we do not wish for an easier market, instead we work to make ourselves better. Innovation has always been the main driver for growth in Africa, and CIS is constantly pushing for innovative programs such as Solar 4 Schools. As part of our innovation agenda, CIS has paired …

CIS and Uhuru Kenyatta’s Vision

If you are an East African / Kenyan, you must have heard of the Big Four Agenda by president Uhuru Kenyatta. For so long, CIS has been fighting for the same goal that Mr. Uhuru advocates. Everyone can grow vegetables. But to grow marvelous, high-yielding vegetables, scientific knowledge is important. By providing our private schools a proven research-backed means to …