KEPSA Keen on Facilitating Practical Learning for Entrepreneurs Through Established Businesses

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Sustainable Inclusive Business, the knowledge Centre under the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), has finalized a 3-month Mentorship Program in Social Entrepreneurship.

The mentorship focused on enhancing the knowledge and understanding of key topics such as Resource Mobilization and Proposal Writing, Financial Literacy and Business Planning, Digital Marketing, Social Impact and Sustainability, Collaboration and Networking among others.

The 11 participating youth undertaking the program benefited from technical training, practical experiences and knowledge exchange. They participated in the Annual Circular Economy Conference, and field visits to our Mombasa-based partners; Bamburi Cement and Close the Gap.

From eco-friendly production processes to community engagement, Bamburi is leading the way in sustainability under their environmental arm, Lafarge Eco Systems and waste management arm Geocycle; also a member of the Kenya Plastics Pact.

Some of their notable efforts include progressive quarry rehabilitation into regenerative Parks. This is evident in Haller Park, walking trail and Nguuni Nature Sanctuary. Their other effort is in re-creating the natural coastal ecosystem within forests, lakes, rock outcrops, and grasslands.

We have observed the opportunity for Bamburi to contribute to unburdening our landfills. The potential here is to substitute the energy requirements utilizing 1 tonne of waste per hour to cover 20% of their energy needs,” says Ebenezer Amadi, KEPSA’s Program Manager.

A visit to Close-The-Gap helped the mentees in understanding strategies of reducing the digital divide within our country. As a humanitarian enterprise, Close-The-Gap offers reasonably priced, high-quality, pre-owned IT gadgets given by European businesses to social, medical, and educational initiatives in developing and rising nations.