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Kenyan Tech Mentorship Organization, KamiLimu Shortlisted for Changing Lives Regional Award

A KamiLimu cohort launch.

Tech mentorship platform KamiLimu has been listed as one of the six finalists for the Changing Lives Award.

The program, which is run by computer scientist Dr. Chao Mbogoh, focuses on mentorship for technology students, and according to Chao, she wants to see the platform go global.

Mentees during a Design Thinking workshop at KamiLimu

The Professor has since left her lecturing position at KEMU to focus fully on research and mentorship.


At the same time, Dr. Chao Mbogoh has also been listed as one of the 4 finalists for the Inspiring Leader of the Year Award.

Dr Chao Mbogho during the 2020 OWSD-Elsevier Award Ceremony in Seattle, USA, where she was the first Kenyan to receive this award in Innovation, Technology, and Engineering.

Other finalists in this category are the Managing Director, Absa – Tanzania, and CEO, MTN, Rwanda.

“This award shortlist and votes from our supporters will be instrumental in KamiLimu earn the kind of goodwill, credibility, and community support that will better position us to attract funding and investment that will help us scale,” says Dr. Mbogoh.

“Further, with our network of over 200 alumni, over 100 industry professionals, and 20 organizations, this recognition will affirm our increasing and valuable community that their time, skills, and resources is going towards nurturing an all-rounded and globally competitive generation of tech graduates,” she adds.  

KamiLimu alumni, Abdul Rehmtulla (USIU student) and Hamisi Rawlins(KU student) celebrating after their tech innovation, Culture Capture, emerged top 10 globally (and the only African team) at the 2020 Red Bull Basement Competition, and also won the Community Award.

You can vote for them using the links below:

  • Changing Lives Award (KamiLimu) > HERE
  • Inspiring Leader Award (Dr. Chao) > HERE

Winners will be announced by East Africa Com, one of the largest premier tech & telecoms conferences in East Africa, at a later date.

The show fair will be hosted by Africa Tech Fest.


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