Making an impact,
In a post-pandemic world

The impact of COVID-19 has hit hard.
With every society facing inevitable effects for years to come, among those hit the hardest are children and young people, whose education is at risk given school closures. We are focusing on mitigating the devastating impact this could have on children’s education. Digital connectivity and remote learning are more vital than ever, and we are working to ensure that young people and children do not get left behind due to the pandemic. In 2019, 94% of those who benefitted from ZOO’s work were children. This figure shows how vital our work is to ensure digital education and training reaches as many children and young people as possible. With the threat of a second wave looming and the urgency to help children succeed in a post-pandemic world, this work is more important than ever. Thousands of people each year benefit from our work.
We are equipping our digital spaces with laptops, webcams and headsets to support and enable distance instruction. Local area students have access to our e-learning program via mobile phones as schools remain closed. Help us equip villages with digital technology and internet connectivity. Enable continuity of access to knowledge and communication during this pandemic.

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Rural Programs


We work in rural, underserved and isolated Kenyan communities

Technology is our tool for

Education | Skills Empowerment | Promoting Gender Equity
Community Development | Rural Development | Economic Development

Sera | Women & Girls Project


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 can access technology and information to improve their lives, their families and society. Through our Sera Program, we provide an environment that is free, friendly, comfortable and conducive for learning and sharing of ideas.

Women Program | Women In Sustainable Enterprise, WISE
Women Program | Golden Girls Foundation

Learning Institutions | Children Program


Our beneficiaries range in age from 3-year-olds to 65-year-olds. We work with learning institutions which may include but are not limited to Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Vocational Training Institutions. We utilise curriculum-based e-learning platforms, e-books and educative games for our children program.

Children Program | Dr.Robert Ouko Primary School Digital Lab
Learning Institutions | Nyakoko Secondary School ICT Centre

How We Do STEM


Through digital spaces and skills training, we aim to instil and encourage confidence in students to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in education and as a career. From learning how to power on a computer, to using Zoom for training and meetings, we expose students to new opportunities to advance their knowledge. We open their minds to careers in technology by building the foundation for further training, in areas such as coding and web development. Encouraging students to believe that STEM is an option open for them is important for the advancement of society in general.

STEM | ZOO Mobile Basic Skills Training
STEM | WISE Kids & Teens Coding Bootcamp

Mobile Project | ZOO Mobile


ZOO Mobile is an innovative moveable digital space. It is custom-built on a vehicle; equipped with laptops, a photocopy printer and wi-fi connectivity. The mobile centre primarily serves children enrolled in remote schools. Our trainers and volunteers develop and administer digital literacy workshops.

Mobile Project | Mobile class in progress
Mobile Project | ZOO Mobile graduating class with self-printed certificates
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Training | Skills Based Workshops


We use our digital platforms to provide practical skills-based workshops. We offer specific training on topics that are relevant to the various needs of the different population groups, such as financial management, agriculture, and topics that complement the national primary and secondary school curricula.

Training | Local women during Agribusiness training
Training | Screenshot of participants during an online training session
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Get Involved. Join Us.


Partner

Join our growing network of like-minded individuals. Become a partner by sponsoring a digital lab, supporting our programs or starting a fundraiser.

Volunteer

We will match your skills, interests and expertise to our programs. Please reach out to us on vacancies, internships or pro-bono services.

Benefit

We want to know who you are, what you do and how you do it. Tell us how your new digital space will contribute to your organisational objectives.