Saturday 2 May 2015

HWB Team: "Precision in Excavation"
The year 2015 has been an eventful year for our HWB Team, full of many activities and discoveries. we had a chance to present our ideas at the Sankalp Africa Forum, which enabled us to reach investors and fellow innovators from all parts of the globe.
We have made major steps in our project by producing biogas for our school kitchen from a prototype biodigester. and still, we have big dreams.
But big dreams come with stumbling blocks, they say, but I view them as challenges and motivations. We still have the task of designing an efficient toilet which will save as much water, and separate any chemical inhibitors to biogas production such as urine. I am determined, and when we finish working on it, we'll be set to go. OUR SOLUTION

Friday 1 May 2015


...with mentor (extreme right)and Akaeza from Nigeria(second left)
With Elli Suzuki, Chief Operations Oficer, GMin at Strathmore University.
The first third of the year wraps up with commendable mentorship programmes gone through by the HWB team, as well as progress. Mid-January saw our project being nominated for the 2015 Index Award . Credits to Arielle Mollino who works with Intellecap, on the 6th of February Amos Dede, Charles Midamba and I  presented  our project at Sankalp Africa Summit in Strathmore University graced with  delegates from 25+ countries. This was a distinct opportunity to learn from big company CEO’s who have battled their way to the top ranging from Safaricom’s CEO , Bob Collymore to Stathmore’s University, Elisha Ndungu. We were lucky enough to have Global Minimum’s Chief Operations Officer, Elli Suzuki and 2014 Innovate Kenya’s , Abdallah Mohamed.It was a pleasure to meet with other student innovators eg Akaeza Kpankpondo from Nigeria who invented a Urine Powered Generator.

A screen grab from the Makeshift video on Youtube
Thanks to Makeshift , a premier video featuring our project released  on 23rd  February on their Youtube Channel, special thanks to Alicia who led the team. The video was followed by a media mention after a  phone interview from Alex court from CNN.

This month I was at iHub’s community space discussing on how we will take HWB to the next stage  with Ariam Mogos, Global Minimum’s Programme Director filling in for my fellow team mates, Amos Dede and Charles Midamba who were in the National Drama Festivals, Nakuru. Big thank you to everyone who has been inputing their effort into the team to make us prosperous even as we face an accountability partner in November that will shows us life hasn’t started yet_KSCE!