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“Like Da Vinci I’m meditating I will leave a mark even if I die tomorrow Antidrugs – I don’t want beer-to-beer I’m focused in need of peer-to-peer We’re thinking outside the canvas.” – Slavey da Illest Kibera Woods, an intercontinental collaboration between indie musician/composer Chris Cunningham (from American band Ravenna Woods) and two of Tunapanda’s[…]

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“Lillian Masere has been in the institution for only two weeks now. She appreciates that the institution has helped her realize her dream. Her fighting spirit tells it all. “I learned about Tunapanda last year. I didn’t pass the first interview. I then visited the website and checked for the next application. The space has[…]

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About the Award

Over the past few months, UP Magazine has had the opportunity to interview a series of leaders in different fields that all use a design-centric approach to providing solutions to issues that we experience in Nairobi today. These designers, like the Swiss more than half a century before them, are striving to create a vernacular[…]

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Video Learning World Championship

Congratulations to Kenyan javelin thrower Julius Yego, who just rocked the world with his 92.72m throw in Beijing to become the first African winner of the World Championships! Yego represents the future of learning skills as he developed his technique through YouTube videos. In 2013 he said, “Everythingchanges…maybe one day many people will be learning[…]

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Technology Skills Map

Part of our Swag software involves mapping out paths for people to follow in acquiring various technology, design and business skills. So it was cool to look at this computer-generated map of how various technology skills connect to each other. Everything is connected, after all – and though we may wish to become experts in[…]

Learning (and Teaching) How to Design and Create Mobile Applications

Lilian is currently a trainer at Tunapanda as part of our apprenticeship program.  She graduated from the 3 month intensive ICT training program in May, 2015 Designing a mobile application has always been one of my fantasies.  Apps provide technological solutions for real-life problems, which is probably why so many of us are constantly glued[…]

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October Nairobi LUG

Posted on October 10, 2015 by Jay Larson The October 2015 Nairobi LUG (Linux User Group) meetup was hosted at Tunapanda’s training facility in Kibera. Our team had a great time connecting with members of the LUG, many of whom are natural teachers – setting a great example freely sharing knowledge and discussing ideas. Thanks[…]

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Meet Tunapanda’s Apprentices!

Six of the graduate’s of Tunapanda Institute’s first three month intensive training program have joined Tunapanda as full time apprentices. As of January, they are continuing to learn digital skills while simultaneously passing the skills on to the new cohort of 22 trainees. Teaching After successfully completing the Tunapanda training program, the apprentices now work either[…]