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Kigali, Kigali City, Rwanda
Manager and Developer
Kepler Tech Lab
"Collaborate actively for better performance."
Alphonse Habyarimana is the manager & developer of Kepler Tech Lab, a science, and technology laboratory based in Kigali, Rwanda aims to improve and provide hands-on learning experiences for high school students and accelerates technical business ideas through workshops, outreaches, and advising. Alphonse is a member of the International Development Innovation Network and a fellow at Stanford FabLearn. He educates youth to help them acquaint themselves with technical skills and hands-on experiments through STEM courses and independent projects.
Thanks for bring this to my attention. It's true we are expanding our curriculum really quick because we want many number of students to benefit the lab. As you know, our space is not big enough to host more than 25 students at time and have enough space for materials and equipment. This is the challenge we have been facing for ~2 yrs and to address it we have made segmentations among our beneficiaries. Each group of students have their own curriculum based on what they can learn and make easily, not to forget their experience.
For long-term goals, we envision to open multiple labs in the country, Rwanda, so that we can have variety of students from different corners of the country. In the meantime, however, once we get further support, we are planning on moving the lab to a bigger space where we can install many equipment and have many people use them for creations, innovations, and making.
Wow, Christophe, I've heard your experience that you have been using the best of knowledge and skills you earned from the lab in your work at OffGrid Electric. Thanks for sharing how the lab has changed your work experience. Anything we can do to impact large number of youth in Rwanda? Your recommendation are highly needed and might be appreciated.