The Zephaniah Owidi Odongo (ZOO) Memorial Foundation is inspired by the life of Zephaniah Odongo Owidi who:
The Zephaniah Owidi Odongo (ZOO) Memorial Foundation is a non profit organisation providing access to information communication technology in rural and underserved areas in Kenya.
The Foundation is a progressive organization whose goal is to to improve social welfare and sustainable economic development.
The Zephaniah Owidi Odongo (ZOO) Memorial Foundation was established in September 2008 with three main objectives:
Enable access to ICT and scholarship through the donation of computers, provision of internet services and facilitation of computer literacy training to schools, community based organizations and youth groups in Kenya.
Beneficiaries of The ZOO Memorial Foundation have fully functional ICT centres with donated computers and internet connection.
The ZOO Memorial Foundation provides and facilitates computer literacy training to its beneficiary centre trainers and members of the community.
Societies around beneficiary centres will be encouraged to take part in ICT activities such as using message boards, chat rooms and email.
Sensitising local companies and organisations on the importance and participation in digital revolution in Kenya.
A number of converging trends make The ZOO Memorial Foundation Rural ICT Project relevant in ICT facilitation and accessibility especially in rural Kenya
The ICT Centres will provide accessible areas for the community to utilise information communication technology.
ICT will provide opportunities for exposure and encourage repeat visits to the centres enabling worldwide interactions.
The ICT centres will offer affordable training in efforts to increase computer literacy in underserved and rural areas.
The Foundation will build a strong community of people who have similar interests. This will allow for the exchange of information for development.
As an organization driven by the mission of community empowerment, The ZOO Memorial Foundation works with and is open to working with a multitude of partners.
Partners of the Foundation will have increased opportunities for business development and brand association.
The Foundation will increase visibility of partner organizations and create awareness of partner brands through its activities.
Here is our checklist for prospective beneficiary organisations: