If you live in Kenya you must be familiar with The BIG FOUR Agenda set by the government under the pillars of Manufacturing, Food security, Affordable Housing and Healthcare. But since the announcement of the big4, what else have you heard about it?
To demystify the good intention of the government from being a phenomenon, to something Kenyans can understand and identify with, in comes a mentorship company by the name Ementoring Africa. And to dress down the monument into some tangible mechanism that will use technology to translate the idea into some real time means to better the lives of Kenyans, in tow comes the youth of Kenya who are endowed with minds that can touch buttons and wow! The big4 thing becomes a means of livelihood, to all and sundry.
What then is this thing about Hacking the Big4?
Hack-The-Big 4 presents an exclusive opportunity for creative minds to come together and co-develop tech-solutions that will transform Kenya and have tangible economic and social impact. This is a mentorship forum where creative youth with ideas and solutions on the Big 4 Agenda present the same to an audience majorly comprising of youth tech-innovators
The idea of this progam is to support the sense of initiative and entrepreneurship of young people. The project is intended to develop a culture of self-employment, making the youths its authors and actors and boosting the creativity, innovation and talent to be job creators and not seekers. It is organized by eMentoringAfrica in partnership with Huawei and ICT Authority.
It is exciting because the programme particularly wants to provide educational, technical and financial support to help the young during their own projects, from conception to completion.