The World Economic Forum
Oasis Mathare‘s story was a topic of discussion in The World Economic Forum, Davos (WEF) in 2016 presented by President and CEO of Digital Opportunity Trust, HE Janet Longmore who once visited Oasis Mathare accompanied by Patrick Gossage, DOT Chair and DOT-Kenya Country Director, Madam Eunice Maranya. WEF is a Swiss nonprofit foundation based in Geneva. Recognised by the Swiss authorities as the international institution for public-private cooperation, its mission is cited as “committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas”.
Canadian High Commissioner’s Visit
Oasis Mathare had the privilege of hosting the Ag. Canadian High Commissioner to Kenya, H.E. Darren Schemer. It was evident that Douglas, Oasis Mathare’s founder, has indeed became an agent of change in a community where digital information flow is hampered by inadequate ICT facilities and lack of knowledge on how to apply ICTs to daily life. At the time of H.E. Darren Schemer visit, Oasis had managed to train 140 youth on ICT skills using 8 computers only. Pleased by Douglas’s initiative, H.E Mr. Schemer reiterated the importance of technology in the current world. “This is what the world demands in this century, the ability to use computers to do business and manage your lives,”Read More>>>