Education and Innovation for a Sustainable Future
Our Mission, Our Work
For more than a decade, Innov8 Africa has assisted African children in developing “life skills.” We call our approach “activity-based learning.” When we work with schools and communities to provide clean water, our children form teams using their math and planning skills to develop water conservation programs. Schools learn to grow their own food and sell the excess produce to earn income. We grow, plant and sell trees; while teaching carbon awareness. We assist with poultry farming and beekeeping. We believe that experience is the best teacher.
Today, we promote education and innovation for more than 10,000 students and our outreach extends to thousands more community members. Since 2010, our organization has developed 8 eco-friendly learning modules to empower students for a future of critical thinking through experience and social enterprise.
Our team consists of school headmasters, school board chairs, and a dedicated staff of local and international innovators. We work in concert with applicable government entities, community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), entrepreneurs, and private donors. Beyond our work in regional schools, we have a long-term goal to open the Innov8 Africa Learning Center, where we can showcase our 8 learning modules through demonstration, practical application, and community outreach.
Our organization was founded by Ernie Williams in 2010, and over the years, we have grown to reach more and more students and communities in Kenya. Thanks to a generous donation from the estate of philanthropist Lee Brenneisen in 2018, we have been able to expand our programs. Our team and the students who benefit from the work of Innov8 Africa are forever grateful for Ms. Brenneisen’s contribution that will impact lives in innumerable ways for generations to come.
You, too, can be a part of changing lives now and in the future. Click here to learn how you can support Innov8 Africa.
The “8” in our name refers to our eight eco-friendly learning modules, developed over the past decade.
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Innov8 Africa is the trade name for Lee Brenneisen Foundation, a tax exempt “public charity” under §501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code.