Sponsor.co.ke is an initiative of the award-winning social enterprise - FixMyWard - . It is a project under our technology for education programme.
FixMyWard won the runners-up position the “Social Media Excellence Award 2015” from the ICT Association of Kenya (ICTAK) during the ICT Value Awards 2015 and has been represented at global and national policy forums such as the Stockholm Internet Forum 2015, the Global Summit on Tech Policy Challenges at the TechPolicyLab.org, University of Washington, 2016, the Consultative Forum in the National ICT Policy 2016 and Moderation of the South C Ward MCA Debate 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. FixMyWard is developing platforms aimed at enhancing issue-based public participation in governance at the local level. FixMyWard were members of the Technical Committee of the MobileGovernment World Summit 2017.
We were proud of the “Award of Excellence” category that placed our work alongside the respected organisation that is Kenya Red Cross Society.
On the same awards night, our Director, Eng. Wainaina Mungai was a winner of the ICT Leadership Award 2015 which he received alongside industry giants such as the newly appointed Principal Secretary for ICT and Innovation, Mr. Victor Kyalo; CEO of mHealth Kenya, Dr. Cathy Mwangi; and Peter Mutunga of DHL Kenya.
At FixMyWard, we initiated a project to facilitate residents of the South C Ward in Nairobi, Kenya to participate in local governance and for improvement of service delivery by public and private service providers.
We have applied lessons from implementing public participation projects such as our previous initiative known as BungeSMS.