CampBuni’s second annual Design Thinking camp second cohort graduated last week on Friday at the iHub!
CampBuni had 31 participants qualifying for completion certificates for the rigorous 5 days (6-10 August) event which was mainly focused on Human Centred Design Thinking, Critical thinking, Problem-solving and leadership skills. These skills not only come in handy while handling different projects they are managing but also in their personal life challenges.
Participants were exposed to the core principles of design thinking and its application in African real-life scenarios while trying to solve for the environment. The theme for the event was #Innovate4environment.
Participants were tasked to identify problems within their local communities and come up with hypotheses to solve those problems. Thereafter, they were tasked, with guidance to validate their hypotheses and present their solutions to their peers, judges, and guardians during the showcase day we held on Thursday last week.
Participants were allocated a max of 5 min to pitch their projects to a panel of judges who gave feedback to the participants.
From the camp, participants will get support to develop their projects with mentorship and seed funding thanks to CampBuni’s partner WWF Kenya.
The five day event targeting youth aged 13-18 years was powered by WWF Kenya who powered this year’s theme #innovate4 environment, iHub who hosted the camp for the second time, Anzisha Prize who are Africa’s premium award for African entrepreneurs, Blaze by Safaricom who have a firm belief in mobilising resources to empower local communities and MakeyMakey who made sure we got tinkering!
Here’s what some of the participants and parent had to say about the five-day work experience:
‘I came in antisocial but now I am a different person. I really appreciate the lessons especially on problem-solving: It widened my capability of confronting tasks in life. Thank you for giving us a new experience in life.’ —CampBuni participant
‘He’s now doing things differently, and more responsibly. Please do this more often? Thank you!’—CampBuni parent
‘Many thanks for opening mental space for my daughter. God Bless you.’—CampBuni parent
Want CampBuni for your organization or school? Email Leroy at [email protected]
Leroy Mwasaru is an award-winning sustainability provocateur, CNN Tomorrow’s Hero and the youngest honoree at 20 in this year’s class of Forbes Africa 30 under 30. He leads Greenpact, a social enterprise which offers clean renewable solutions-Biogas to institutions, small-scale farmer, and private households. CampBuni is his platform to spread disruptive education for good primarily targeting youth and consulting for organizations designing solutions for the youth.