|Kago Kagichiri: Co-Founder and CTO of Eneza Education|
Why this initiative is particularly different from the others out there is that it’s main focus is not to produce entrepreneurs who are all about the profit but entrepreneurs who can make a real impact in the lives of adolescent girls. Out of the 10 start-ups my personal favorite is Eneza Education. Their mission is simple -but extremely inspiring- “to make 50 million kids across rural Africa smarter.” As Africa rises one thing that must be taken extremely seriously is education. It is the only safeguard we have to ensure that the Africa rising phenomenon is not hijacked by non-Africans. Additionally according to a United Nations State of the World Population 2007 report 80% of urban growth will occur in Africa and Asia. It’s a logical preventative measure to a potential calamity. If we are going to have more Africans living in African cities compared to rural areas then we are definitely going to need an educated population as well.
|George Kembel: Co-Founder Institute for Design at Stanford University|