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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 social innovation center and STEM lab based in Kigali, Rwanda, with the aim to improve and provide hands-on learning experiences to 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.
You're right! You should be excited to bring this bootcamp into refugee camps. Myself, I got excited when you gave me an opportunity to host engineering workshop with your students. DO YOU THINK I COULD SAY NO THIS TIME? NO! In my previous comment, I hesitated to ask how The Tech Lab can get involved but now you made it for me. We can definitely meet and discuss how this would work and I am open to any communication channel you would prefer.
Due to my interest in educating youth from different aspect of life, I have been looking for how I can expand the curriculum of the lab to reach refugee students. My former supervisor sent me a link, http://solvecolab.mit.edu/challenges/2016/learn-refugee-education2, to refugee edu and I am trying to see if can turn-in my article. It's getting late, though! No monetary funds included, simply to get connected with individuals and orgs who can help.
Hope to meet you, Chrystina, in Feb when you get back to Kigali!
That's a really life changing opportunity brought in Est Africa in partnership with Actualize. It will help youth - who are going to take it serous- get the rid of employment issues upon their graduations. I am part of the bootcamp now as a student and it's worth taking, I am telling.
Are you still considering youth who live in the base of pyramids and undeserved communities, I mean refugee camps? Last time, with your support, I thought few of them and I enjoyed how they are eager to learn technical things and become excited of what they can make. They're bright students who didn't have access to a quality education and I am glad you are working really hard to help them unlock their potentials.