Rural Project
Reach
The Rural Information Communication Technology (ICT) Project is aimed at learning institutions and community organisations in rural or out-of-town areas with limited or no access to computer facilities. 
 
Identified beneficiary organisations must have active community engagement. 
 
These organisations serve different demographics such as pre-school children, primary and secondary school children, young adults, women and men. 
 
Currently, our beneficiaries range in age from as young as 3 year olds to 65 year olds. 
 
Our programs are located in different parts of the country.
Insight
The Information Communication Technology (ICT) Centres are managed by the beneficiary organisations and used to enhance their main activities.
 
Surrounding communities have access to these centres and their services which include computer literacy training, internet browsing and other complementary services such as printing, photocopying and phone charging. 
 
Revenues generated from these centres are used by the beneficiary organisations for maintenance, sustainability and other needs.
The Foundation monitors the usage of the ICT Centres.
 
 
 
Beneficiaries
Beneficiaries of the The Rural Information Communication Technology (ICT) project:
 
. ACK Emmanuel Karuri   
. Dr. Robert Ouko Primary School / Ouko Community Initiatives
. Eng. ZOO Memorial Foundation Community Computer Centre
 . Golden Girls Foundation
. Kibera Community Development Agenda (KCODA)
Nyakoko Secondary School
. Pillars of Kibera (POK) Youth Group   
. St. Boniface Magare Secondary School
Women In Sustainable Enterprises (WISE)
. Nyakoko Secondary School
 
 
 
Women Program
Focus
The Foundation has a special focus on women under its Rural Information Communication Technology (ICT) Project.
 
We establish computer centres that primarily serve women thus providing an environment that is free, friendly, comfortable and conducive for learning and sharing ideas.
 
These computer centres are established through our collaborations with women focused organisations and are managed by the women in the villages we serve.
 
The computer centres enhance the women's activities and their organisations' programs.
 
They are open to the community and generate revenue for the women through cyber café services such as internet browsing, printing and photocopying.
Reach
We are firm believers and advocates for the power and role that women have in the world.
 
We work with grassroots women initiatives which engage and are formed by women who live and work in the communities we serve.
 
These centres ensure that women are able to access technology and information to improve their lives, their families and the society.
 
Our Women centres were used 7,539 times in 2015 and 2016. 97% of the beneficiaries were women and children.
 
 
our.Women
. We empower women in villages with skills and information
 
We provide opportunities for women to exploit their potential
 
We create environments that are inclusive
 
We support women stewardship and develop leadership skills
 
We collaborate with women initiatives and other like-minded organisations which support women
 
We build, connect and transform communities by empowering their women
 
 
 
Mobile Project
.on.the.go.
The Mobile Information Communication Technology (ICT) Project is a custom built moveable computer centre featuring:
 
Multi-functional mobile unit
 
 New modern approach to traditional computer centres
 
Services of a traditional ICT Centre offered to the public in a modern mobile unit
 
Increased accessibility and reach of ICT Centres in underserved areas
 
Revenue generating activity to support the activities of the Foundation
 
 
ZOO.mobile
Operating as ZOO Mobile, the mobile unit is based in Kisumu with the objective to reach communities in the western parts of Kenya.
 
It has automated panels designated for sponsor branding and client advertising, providing visibility for partnering organisations.

The public is charged a subsidised fee to access offered services such as internet browsing, printing and photocopying.

Various community training programs are complimentary.

 

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Connect
Support our innovative Mobile Information Communication Technology (ICT) Centre, ZOO Mobile by:
 
. Branding the vehicle

. Advertising on the vehicle

Sponsoring a vehicle for a mobile unit

. Facilitating training on the mobile unit

. Fueling the vehicle for community training

 

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Partner Projects
inCOMMONS
inCOMMONS is a partner poject of The ZOO Memorial Foundation made of a collective of people passionate about ordinary people doing extraordinary things and creating the places where they connect.  
 
Our expertise includes community leadership building, creative direction, art production, architecture, public health and regional planning, and governance building.
 
We are still in inception phase and developing and testing a range prototypes. We welcome interest, conversations and partners! 
 
Work
A new cultural production lab focused on invigorating public spaces and building collective responsibility for our shared places. 
 
Its mission is to inspire tangible and personal responsibility for public spaces, culture and the environment. 
 
We develop and transform public spaces through design, leadership inspiration and regional planning.
 
Through intersecting expertise in creative industry, architecture, leadership, governance, public health and regional planning, we reimagine public places and nurture the stewardship of shared cultural, social, territorial and economic bounty. 
 
Fund
Your contribution will help create safer, more cohesive and pluralistic neighbourhoods. When you invest in projects like Colour in Faith, regular neighbours become agents of solidarity.
 
Whether it is by participating in a gesture that resolves their unconscious biases or creating spaces where people connect, the change makes the world one we love.
 
If you would like to send a check, please feel free to mail your donation to:
 
P.O. Box 18011 - 00500
 Nairobi, Kenya.
 
The ZOO Memorial Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organisation. Contributions to inCOMMONS are tax deductible.