What we do
In Kenya, East Africa and beyond the world, Kijiji Yeetu offers a culture of generating information sharing and sharing knowledge and stories of community network into actions. Kijiji Yeetu engages in digital transformation, conversations, and dialogue, and community networks to expand access to digital technology. Beneficiaries include local groups, organizations, businesses, and corporations that will share and document stories and experiences about the community, on the internet, generate data and evidence-based research for citizen participation and engagement.
Kenyan in the 21st century poses considerable challenges for villages being neglected to support young people, social businesses, academia, schools, and nonprofits as well as offering some opportunities. In Kenya, there is a changing socio-economic environment and a fast-growing population facing emerging threats of terrorism, corruption, ethnicity and tribalism, economic crisis, dwindling donor support, climate change, amplified use of technology which has impacted on their engagements and development agenda in the 47 county governments profoundly marginalizing the poorest and most vulnerable people.
At the same time, Kijiji Yeetu takes note of opportunities arising from devolved governance and globalization of economies such as the rise of digital information and social media that bring an abundance of data and new ways to engage with the community. Many organizations in our villages may not enjoy digital technology, research, documentation, and training skills as an effective way forward but face heavily constrained budgets and even to support their activities.
The model is centered on village organizations and communities transform locally available services, information, training and research competencies to reduce poverty, increase public participation. this will address new emerging transnational threats that play an important role in making, the case for investment. The business case can be argued based on improving productivity and the efficiency of operations by promoting the benefits of improved village-based devolution, development and technology.
Our social impact
Kijiji Yeetu has been stimulating and documenting dialogues and conversations among 15 villages in Kenya for 20,000 hours. This translates to local communities, data, and stories adding valued at approximately 2 million shillings since January 2018. 116 villagers have gained experience, digital literacy, relevant community networks, and skills through the Kijiji Yeetu programs. 2000 women and youths targeted have benefited from community networks that provide information from stories and evidence-based data knowledge regarding representation and governance at village units, the lowest level of devolution in Kenya; which still yet to set by 47 counties governments. Evidence is seen through increase constructive engagement that would stimulate business growth and development in rural communities.
This project was last updated 2 years ago