Young people have experience, passion, and insight rooted in the needs and challenges of their communities. DOT programs support youth to deepen their understanding of those needs and challenges, and provide them with the tools, knowledge, networks, and support to launch sustainable social initiatives that create positive change.
Youth develop entrepreneurial mindsets and communication, teamwork, decision-making, and digital skills. Their initiatives create a ripple effect of opportunities for themselves and others, leading to jobs, businesses, sustainable social and economic change, and transformed, resilient communities.
DOT Kenya is mobilizing the potential of young people and the power of technology in Kenya.
We’re doing this in three ways: by supporting young women and men to become daring social innovators and young leaders; by promoting innovation in agriculture; and by working with partners to have a positive impact in Kenya.
We work with young college and university graduates who have the passion and will to create positive social change.
DOT Kenya’s youth leadership programs equip youth and women with the skills, motivation, and knowledge to create and apply digital solutions that solve pressing challenges, and support them to have a positive impact in their community.
After completing DOT’s programs, young people are empowered to be digitally-savvy and daring leaders who can transform their communities and create opportunities.
Social Enterprise for Agriculture
We support young people who are passionate about agriculture to find innovative and sustainable solutions to problems in the agriculture industry, by linking them to networks and mentors for their promising innovations.
DOT Kenya’s Social Enterprise for Agriculture program, run in partnership with YCentre Philadelphia, supports youth to use design thinking to create agricultural enterprises that meet their communities’ needs. Youth visit farms and receive in-depth training on business development, agriculture and food systems.
With this initiative, DOT’s young leaders contribute to food security in Kenya by designing sustainable agriculture projects that have a positive social impact in their communities.
Partnerships for Impact
We collaborate with partners including Coca-Cola, the British Council, and others to provide youth in Kenya with business skills training, financial assets, and mentors.
DOT Kenya’s young leaders provide participants with digital skills training giving youth valuable experience in teaching and coaching, while also contributing to a stronger technology and social entrepreneurship ecosystem in Kenya.
Through these relationships, partner organizations contribute to creating opportunities for social good, economic change, and community development that are locally defined and responsive to changing community, country and global needs.
Our programs provide young people with the opportunity to develop skills, deep knowledge, networks, and investment in their ideas. Key to the success of all of DOT’s young leaders is:
DOT provides training to young people while they build their skills and abilities in and alongside local communities, business, institutions, and organizations.
young people put their knowledge to work, and gain a deep understanding of the needs, challenges, and what they can contribute to their local community.
our young leaders are connected with peers, global networks, mentors, and network of partners who all play a role in growing their ideas.
we believe in investing in young people as changemakers and innovators. DOT supports youth through stipends and linking them to job placements and seed funding.