Person of The Month: Frankline Ojiambo
Who is Frankline?
Frankline Ojiambo is a young Kenyan entrepreneur with 8 years of experience in ICT. He is the Chairman of Youths For Kenya, and the founder, and CEO of Frankys Foundation. He is passionate about solving urban and rural unemployment faced by vulnerable youths and women in Kenya while at the same time solving the global environmental issue of electronic waste. Frankline Ojiambo is affiliated with Youth Alive Nairobi Working Group. He is also officially recognized by the Ministry of ICT, Innovation, and youth affairs state department for Youth and Nairobi County Government for his great initiative to help vulnerable youths and women tame employment by offering short technical training in ICT (laptop and mobile phone repair courses free of charge.)
Tell us about Franky’s Foundation
Franky’s Foundation is a youth-led organization founded on 24th September 2019 and registered under the society rules 1968 rule 4 under section 10 of the societies act. We have partnered with the Ministry of ICT and Youths Affairs, SHOFCO, IRC (International Rescue Committee), and USAID Youth Empowered to address the challenges of young women, youths, and refugees’ urban unemployment through Vocational Skill training in ICT services(Laptop and Mobile repair courses) at no cost.
Since its inception, our program has offered more than 200 vulnerable young women and youths intensive courses in the ICT-related field to encourage self-reliance in the community.
What challenges have you faced in this work as a young leader?
The lack of resources is the greatest obstacle hindering our venture as a foundation. We do not have enough computers, stable electricity, reliable internet activity, and training space.
What are your proudest achievements as a young leader?
I was an award winner of the Entrepreneurship World Cup Kenya National competition 2021, winner of the Stories of Change Competition 2021 from Gov junction in the UK, and Social Founder of the Year award by the Tucsi Foundation of India .Over the past years, I have partnered and enjoyed working with a wide variety of organizations on different projects focusing on tackling poverty, gender inequality and the disparaging wage gap through ICT skills free of charge.
What has it taken to achieve your success? What advice would you give to other young leaders trying to build organizations
To be successful, you must put in hard work and be passionate about what you do. The route toward success is not a straight line .
I am prepared to do anything it takes to change the lives of the Kenyan vulnerable youths and women through ICT skills at no cost.
Frankline has been featured on the following Kenyan media stations.
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