Somoto uses small-scale, low-cost interventions to transform existing community assets into  creative learning spaces.



Problem


As the “Silicon Savannah,” Nairobi is a leading force in Africa’s creative and digital economy. But few young people can access the tools, spaces, or guidance to develop creative and technical skills needed to participate in a changing economy.

Solution


Somoto believes that communities already have the infrastructure to nurture the creativity of their young people. Somoto enhances these assets to promote creative education in communities that need it most.








Space


Young people need dedicated spaces to tinker, design, and unlock their creative potential.



Tools


From paintbrushes to Arduino kits, tools help young people convert their ideas into reality.



Guidance


Space and tools alone aren’t enough. People—teachers, trainers, and facilitators—activate creative learning experiences.