Blue Kitabu is a non-profit dedicated to working with local community leaders to develop sustainable schools.  We believe that development of viable business models can help reduce or eliminate aid dependence and promote long-term project viability.


Asebu - in a rural town just north of Cape Coast, we set out to build a primary school.

2009 - we broke ground in the summer of 2009, on a nice plot of land overlooking the town.

Free School - the idea was to create a school that could enroll students who could not otherwise afford to begin school.

Collaboration - we collaborated and developed relationships with local non-profits, local leaders and regional politicians.

Research - through the Blue Kitabu Research Institute, we conducted primary research on the ground and provided our findings back to the community leaders.

Jobs - we hired local contractors so that the money invested went back into the community.

Trust - We trusted the leaders on the ground and stayed out of the process as much as possible to help facilitate local leaders.

Opened - the school opened September 2012, with 110 kids enrolled.


Assessment - traveled around Rwanda visiting orphanages and schools to try and find potentially sustainable projects.

Rebero Nice Bread - found a bakery that used daily profits to take care of 70+ orphans, however, Minister of Health wanted to close bakery due to health standards.

Targeted Investment - raised the capitol necessary to bring the bakery up-to-code.

Sustainable - bakery continued to run and take care of the kids.

 


Kenya

Loita - continued a long-term relationship with a Maasai community in the Loita hills.

School - developed business model proposals for the local school board.

 

Research - conducted research through the Blue Kitabu Research Institute on local issues facing the community

Scholarship Loans - help one female leader with tuition for medical school.