In working with local partners we bring in a tried-and-tested solution to a grassroots organisation that knows, understands, and already interacts with the local population. They can therefore maintain the digital spaces with collaboration and support of ZOO Memorial Foundation.
Working with local partners that have a track record in their community leads to greater acceptance from the wider community. Our local partners share the same belief in digital access, for all.
Learn more about our selected partners and their founding stories.
Identify grassroots initiatives as collaborative local partners on the ground through a rigorous selection process.
Partners must be located in rural Kenya and been in operation for at least two years.
Provide digital technology equipment to local partners and create open access to learning, earning, improving self-confidence, and connecting with the digital world in the heart of their communities.
Provide women in rural areas with technical knowledge, connect them to the world, to knowledge and opportunities, and to their own country with dignity and recognition to participate in this online world.
These digital labs will be self-sustaining in the long-term, and continue to provide new generations of women with the same opportunities, whilst also creating sustainable jobs through local partnerships.
We will build two digital labs at Armstrong Women Empowerment Centre and The Border Hub, to serve women and girls in Western Kenya. Our digital spaces will provide women and girls in rural areas with technical knowledge, connect them to the world, to knowledge, to opportunities, and to their own country. Women and girls in rural areas will have recognition, dignity and inclusion, to participate in this new online world.
Digital access increases literacy and economic well-being. Digital access changes lives.
"My life has changed a lot ever since I started learning computers and it's interesting. I was able to open a Facebook account which I use to market my fruits and fruit juices."
"I have had a great opportunity to learn computers at the centre. Being there made me identify my career path and that’s a great deal to me."
Teenage mothersGirls in secondary schoolExploited girls
Vulnerable girls Survivors of human trafficking
Girls and women at the border of Kenya and Uganda
Change-makersGirls forced into early marriages
Young entrepreneursAt-risk girlsGirls and boys in rural schools
Women whose rights have been defiledGirls in primary school
You can help us reach underserved women and girls in rural Kenya.
Since 2008, we have established 10 digital labs in communities across Kenya
and served over 41,000 people including women, children and men.