Sote Hub will be staging the 4th Annual Sote ICT Innovation Fair on July 14, 2018 in CIT Hall, Voi, Kenya.
The program was conceptualized and actualized to create a platform where ICT-based talents can be showcased. The fair rounds up students, teachers, businesses and organizations that look forward to supporting innovation in education and can partner with the organizers in their journey that purposes to benefit the youth.
Sote Hub created Sote ICT Project, which aims to pass company experience to students in the rural parts of the country, in addition to enriching their creativity, critical thinking and practical life skill for future careers through ICT clubs.
The project went live in 2010 and has been involved in pushing its agenda in 12 schools in Taita Taveta. At the moment, it has impacted more than 6000 students. Furthermore, the project has reached an additional 5000 students in high schools and technical training institutions in Kwale County.
The hub has stations in Voi, Diani and Kwale that also serve as a working space for upcoming innovators and startups that primarily design market solutions for Kenya-based challenges.
According to Sote, its primary objective is ‘to provide the opportunity for students to develop their innovative mentality as well as global competencies, as Sote Hub recognizes the importance of developing highly skilled and resilient high school graduates that are capable of adapting to the evolving digital and global economy.’
Any member of the Sote ICT Clubs in high schools aged between 14 to 17 years (form 1 to form 4) can take part in the Fair. Teams of between 2 to 4 members are recommended. Students are also advised to explore projects or pitches in the field of engineering, science and technology, arts and math, robotics or any other creative project. The products or service presented should demonstrate its abilities in impacting society. A prototype of the pitch should also be presented.
Since the submission window already passed, teams that will take part in the Saturday event have already been contacted. Winners will walk away with trophies, cash prizes, certificates, T-shirts, among other gift packs.