Learning Lions is a non-profit organization founded in Turkana county (Kenya) focused on the selection, education and training of young adults in order to gift them with high value skills in the areas of:- Software development, Graphic Design and Media Production.
Spend between two and six months in one of the most remote areas of East-Africa mentoring a team of young adults on their way to become entrepreneurs on the global digital market. Build up a relationship with bright African minds, and enable them to have a successful career, without having to leave their home region.
Apart from a live changing experience you will receive free full board and lodging and live with us in our new ICT Campus in Loropip/Lake Turkana.
About Learning Lions
The ultimate goal of Learning Lions is to reduce the high unemployment rate in impoverished rural areas of Eastern Africa and enable talented and motivated young adults to work and live a better life full of perspective in their region of origin. Ultimately, Learning Lions with the help of Startup Lions should provide young adults the tools for entrepreneurship and lead them to economic independence.
This is especially relevant in rural areas such as Turkana County (North Kenya) where usual sources of income such as agriculture or manufacturing are extremely limited due to infertile soil and poor infrastructure. But with the chance of having internet access!
The skills taught by Learning Lions in combination with the possibility to market them online (Startup Lions), perfectly respond to a growing demand for simple ICT and Media tasks for the regional and international markets and the growing awareness of (corporate) social responsibility.
Learning Lions are revolutionising career prospects in Africa for young people, giving them the training and support they need to build transferable skills in tech, whilst allowing them to remain in their local communitites. This innovative approach reduces 'brain drain' and boost real life prospects of those in traditionally disadvantaged areas by allowing them to become employees in the global domain. In an increasingly remote and technically oriented world, Learning Lions are making sure that opportunity is more equally distributed and raiding living standarsds at the same time. Not only is their mission revolutionary, but the results speak for themselves, helping hundreds of young people through their training and giving them the skills they need to become entrepreneurs in their own communities. If you're looking for an opportunity to build great career prospects to areas of rural africa, and a great team culture and group of peers to do it with, look no further than Learning Lions.
young talents received intense, life-changing IT education
income increase as compared to local average
cumulated purchasing power injected in local economy
We are a very international and diverse NGO and social business, where co-founders, volunteers and employees work flexibly from different countries at different times of the day
There is plenty of unsolved challenges around our project that you are warmely invited to tackle and to grow your experience and skills. We usually entrust you with quite some responsibility, if you like.
Working onsite or remote with a project based in one of the worlds most remote areas will give you a very rare chance to experience a very different culture and background.
Working in a Google Impact Challenge Award winning project, you can contribute hands on to a very innovative approach to economic development in Rural Africa.