Weekly Updates

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 …

Leadership Development

Africa needs visionary leaders, more than ever.  CIS recognizes that African students lack the mindset to become successful in life, mainly due to absence of role model, and scarce supply of successful stories happening around them.  CIS offers online workshops for Africans, equipping them with essential skills in personal development, as well as opening their minds to different possibilities. We …

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 …

Call for Application – Take Action Now!

After running CIS’s sack gardening program for more than 2 years, we are going to take a further step. CIS wants to help schools to grow stronger. Therefore, we are going to collaborate with Kenyan research institutions to implement programs in private schools.  A leading CIS initiative in 2018 / 19 resembles the experimentation did by China . In particular, we will …

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; …