Global Minimum Announces Innovate Kenya December 2019

Contact: Richy Bikko
Phone: 0792-486-014
Email: richy@gmin.org
Web: www.gmin.org

Global Minimum Inc. (GMin) is proud to announce the 31 finalists for the third round of the 2019 Innovate Kenya competition in Kenya.

Building on the success of past innovation challenges, this round we had over 250 youth who contributed to 85 applications from all over Kenya. These young people proposed ideas and projects that solve tangible problems in their communities. The applications demonstrated passion and drive that makes us very excited about the future of Kenya.

Below are the 12 finalist projects with their associated schools and project descriptions. Each finalist team will be invited to a 1-week innovation camp from 8th – 14th December 2019 where they will undergo a series of design thinking training, leadership clinics, community outings, and rigorous technical training and exploration in their area of interest. Also, each finalist team will receive up to Ksh 50,000 to build a prototype of their solutions.

The finalist teams will exhibit and present their project prototypes developed during the Innovation Camp on Saturday, 14th December 2019 at St.Christopher’s Secondary School in Nairobi, Kenya.

Congratulations to our finalists!

A. Easy Power Walk
A flexible wheelchair that will help physically impaired individuals to navigate and improve their ability to perform chores.

School: Kapenguria Boys
Location: West Pokot County
Category: HealthCare
Team Members: Clive Thairu Kinuthia, Victor Maina Benzo, Kariuki John Mwangi & Musila Stephen Wabwire

B. GIT Drowning Detector
A security system which detects when someone is drowning and initiates rescue procedures to reduce the rate of death by drowning.

School: Loreto Convent Msongari Girls High School
Location: Nairobi County
Category: Security
Team Members: Rachel Muigai, Grace Kisilu

C. Cashless Water System
An automated system for dispensing water in residential areas that is sanitary and fast.

School: St. Christine Secondary School
Location: Nairobi County
Category: Water & Sanitation
Team Members: Daniel Otieno, Mary Martha, Serah Namono & Eli Biltone

D. Smart Brooder

An improved artificial brooder for poultry farmers that will enhance poultry health and increase yield for farmers.

School: Mary Hill Girls High School
Location: Kiambu County
Category: Agriculture
Team Members: Joy Kinya & Raquelle Barasa

E. Sitaki App
A mobile application that aims to eradicate early marriage for girls in Kenyan communities.

School: Voi Girls High School
Location: Taita Taveta County
Category: Security
Team Members: Naimah Janet

F. Home Automation

An energy management system that will promote energy conservation in homes using the Internet of things

School: Nyang’ori Boys Secondary School
Location: Vihiga County
Category: Energy
Team Members: Amisi Fred & Ogoma Andrew

G. Indoor Garden
A gardening solution that will promote growing food crops at a small scale to reduce food shortage and boost nutrition.

School: Enna School
Location: Nairobi County
Category: Agriculture
Team Members: Samantha Gitau, Jozeline Kwizera & Mercy Njeri

H. Education

An interactive game to help students study and make learning different subjects enjoyable

School: St. Theresa Secondary School
Location: Nairobi County
Category: Education
Team Members: Diana Moraa, Faith Nyanchera & Justin Larry

I. Auto Fire Extinguisher
An automated fire extinguisher customized to benefit residents of urban informal settlements to reduce property damage by fire.

School: Baraka Za Ibrahimu Secondary School
Location: Nairobi County
Category: Security
Team Members: Brian Saka, Kelvin Mutuku, Brendah Mumo, Agnes Kitonyi
J. Cotton Fabric Sanitary Towels
An alternative solution to conventional sanitary towels that is affordable and reusable

School: Olympic High School
Location: Nairobi County
Category: Health Care
Team Members: Vallary Akinyi & Catherine Ooko Awino

K. River Filter

A filtration system that aims to reduce pollution in rivers caused by industrial disposal

School: St. Martins Kathonzweni
Location: Makueni County
Category: Water & Sanitation
Team Members: Brian Mwendwa & James Musau

L. Sound Electrified Converter Sunglasses
Advanced glasses that use GPS and image recognition to help visually impaired individuals to navigate and reduce accidents thus boosting self-confidence.

School: Naivasha Boys High School
Location: Nakuru County
Category: Health Care
Team Members: Ian Kamau & Obed Mokua