Sponsor My Trip to Colombo Sri Lanka

Mapesa Bitonye Start Date: Feb 13, 2017 - End Date: Jun 12, 2017
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Leadership/Training Program
  • Professional Development
  • Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

My Travel Story

by: Mapesa Bitonye Start Date: Feb 13, 2017 - End Date: Jun 12, 2017
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Leadership/Training Program
  • Professional Development
I am passionate about using digital technologies to avail readily available online opportunities to people at the bottom of the pyramid. This has seen me being The CEO & Founder of The ICT Academy. The ICT Academy is a startup global hybrid nonprofit created to bridge the digital divide in rural and underserved communities in Kenya and beyond. This noble cause has seen me being among the few chosen for Africa Venture 2017 Program for Emerging cross boundary Leaders. Each year, Africa Venture which is a program of Common Purpose identifies and nurtures Emerging cross boundary Leaders across the continent. The program shall Start by an online component in March 2017 and two face to face interaction sessions- the first session being held at Nairobi, Kenya on 3rd to 6th April and the second session being held at Colombo, Sri Lanka between 22nd to 25th August 2017. As am emerging Civic Tech Leader, Social Innovator and Tri-sector Leader the Africa Venture shall expose me and enable me to be well connected in addition to equipping me with the right leadership qualities which shall enable me to use The ICT Academy to transform our communities economically. Kindly aid me attend the Africa Venture Program.
  • Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka