2012 2011 scholar, Dr. David Mundia, formed the first Kenyan dental care foundation, Dentcare Kenya. His goal is to educate communities, build capacity within communities to provide information to others and importantly, provide free oral care services. Dentcare Kenya Foundation is the only organization that is concerned with the provision of free dental care to needy Kenyans.
2014 2005 scholar Monicah Wairimu was chosen as a 2014 Social Entrepreneurs Transforming Africa (SET Africa) scholar. This program was launched in November 2013 to provide young social innovators across Africa with leadership skills, mentoring, networks, and funding needed to strengthen and scale up their social ventures. Monicah’s venture is training adolescent girls in Matunda, Kenya to make sanitary pads in Matunda Kenya for their own use and also to sell. This will help girls in not miss school monthly due to their periods.
SET Africa is being implemented by Makerere University Business School (MUBS) in collaboration with the International Youth Foundation (IYF), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and The MasterCard Foundation. Twenty-five young leaders annually will be selected to participate in SET Africa’s yearlong Fellowship experience. http://www.setafrica.org/slide/set-africa-fellows-2014
2015 2011 scholar Kennedy Otieno and 2013 scholar Alphonce Oginga were part of a team of six called the Loconsult Group who created a winning mass housing design for the international competition-Urban Revitalization of Mass Housing. Their entry on the Kenya and African competition and came in fourth internationally. The desing transformed the Majengo-Pumwani “slum” located about .2 mi east of the Nairobi city center. Their main sustainable strategies were urban agriculture, solar energy, grey/black water treatment, and rain water harvesting. Please see the full design at http://masshousingcompetition.org/results/entry/305