We build information communication technology centres to connect and transform communities. We provide access to information communication technology in rural and underserved areas in Kenya.
We are on a MISSION to enable access to information communication technology and scholarship through the provision of computers, internet services and facilitation of computer literacy training to schools, community based organisations and youth groups in Kenya.
The Zephaniah Owidi Odongo (ZOO) Memorial Foundation is inspired by the life of Zephaniah Odongo Owidi who:
. Grew up in extreme poverty in rural Kenya
. Through education, dedication and the good will of others supporting his determination, overcame serious adversity, excelled in his scholarship
. Became a Distinguished Electronic Engineer who contributed significantly to the Kenya telecom industry and performed activities supported by this organisation
. Believed and demonstrated that education really is the key out of poverty, and that technology bridges the world.
We use digital literacy to develop our communities by educating rural populations on information communication technology and empowering them with skills to use these technologies.
Our Rural Information Communication Technology (ICT) Project targets learning institutions and community organisations in rural or out-of-town areas with limited or no access to computer facilities.
We collaborate with women focused initiatives to establish computer centres for women which provide free, friendly, comfortable and conducive environments for learning and sharing ideas.
The Mobile Information Communication Technology (ICT) Project is an innovative custom built moveable computer centre and our modern approach to traditional computer centres to increase access.
Our children programs run under the Rural Information Communication Technology (ICT) Project and serve children from nursery school, primary schools and secondary schools I rural areas and urban slums.
With our sole focus in information communication technology, we strive to educate women and girls in technology; and encourage them to take up careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
A collective of people passionate about ordinary people doing extraordinary things and creating the places where they connect. As a partner project, contributions to inCOMMONS are tax deductible.Discover
As an organisation driven by the mission of community empowerment, The Foundation is open to working with a multitude of partners. We invite you to join us in our mission and welcome sponsorships, grants and other forms of support.
We welcome volunteers from all over the world and offer opportunities to raise awareness, support community issues, train individuals, develop skills, experience different cultures, meet new people and make new friends.
The Foundation openly receives beneficiary requests. Interested initiatives must be legally registered; in operation for at least one year with a forefront ICT agenda and a readily available computer room for dissemination of services.
June started ZOO Memorial Foundation in 2008 in memory of her father, Eng. Zephaniah Owidi Odongo. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. She has worked in several engineering capacities and also as product manager. She is a member of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UNGAID) network.
Nelly is responsible for the Foundation's operations. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a specialisation in Human Resource Management from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and a Certificate in Project Management Monitoring & Evaluation. She has several collective years’ experience in human resource management, business administration non-profit management. She has planned and implemented the Foundation's projects since 2008.
Diana is a Kenyan-born scientist residing in Boston, US. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Clark University at Worcester and a Master’s degree in Biology from Brown University. She developed screening technologies across a broad spectrum of disease areas in high throughput screening and applied both in vitro and biophysical assays to determine binding moiety of compounds with an aim of enabling programs in collaborative efforts.
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Kisumu + Nairobi, Kenya
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The ZOO Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 75359 - 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
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