Updated Mar 29, 2019

Abetec Business Solutions Ltd

https://www.abetec.co.ke

Betty Mbithi

Every young person has potential to become a changemaker.In Abetec Business Solutions we believe one of the drivers towards that is technology and skills development.

Our work is more on collaboration and partnerships,we cannot do everything on our own and so we use the expertise of other people and institutions to create an innovative ecosystem where everyone benefits and a bigger impact is realized.

In 2017 we partnered with Women Alliance through World Pulse to implement a program that was introduced by Intel “She Will Connect” to ...

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Our work is more on collaboration and partnerships,we cannot do everything on our own and so we use the expertise of other people and institutions to create an innovative ecosystem where everyone benefits and a bigger impact is realized.

In 2017 we partnered with Women Alliance through World Pulse to implement a program that was introduced by Intel “She Will Connect” to increase digital literacy in the developing world. In less than two months we had connected more than 50 young girls to internet in peri-urban area and they opened emails addresses for the first in their life. Since we introduced digital literacy in our course program we have impacted 800 youths and women on the internet alone, 70% had no idea what it was all about and 30% knew there was something called internet but they had never interacted with it.

Every youth and woman living in rural and peri-urban area that we interact with is an opportunity for us to empower them to find their voice through digital skills development

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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Our program has impacted 2000 youths since its inception 80% being Young girls

Focus Areas:

Technology, Soft or Life Skills, Youth and 4 MoreSEE ALL

Technology, Soft or Life Skills, Youth, Gender Equity, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Digital Development and EntrepreneurshipSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Kenya

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800
Lives Impacted to Date
3
Key Partners
1
Country Implemented In
4,000
Customers
4
Employees
$5,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

According to World Bank (poverty and share prosperity 2016) Sub-Saharan Africa region has the largest number of extreme poor in the world, 389 million.

The world has gone digital. In 2015 the number of internet users had more than tripled in a decade – from 1 billion in 2005 to an estimated 3.2 billion (ITU, 2016).

The biggest question is, what about those who do not possess the skills and literacy necessary to access the numerous services of today’s digital world?

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Solution

Abetec Business Solutions Ltd is on the forefront to support SDGs 8 and 1, through skills development in Rural and Peri-Urban areas to the youths and women.Our main focus in Digital literacy because it plays an important role in economic growth, social progress and the expansion. of knowledge; however, the benefits of digital technology can only be realized if the user has the skills and competencies required

Target Beneficiaries

Statistics by World Bank (2016) shows that the uptake of digital technologies is skewed towards wealthier males living in urban areas. Six billion people do not have access to broadband, 4 billion do not have access to the internet, and 2 billion do not have access to a mobile phone.
We serve rural and peri-urban youths (14-29) and women (14-25) this a very vulnerable group.

Mission and Vision

Vision:
A world where all young girls and women are empowered to reach their full potential
Mission:
To educate and empower socially and economically disadvantaged young girls and women to make healthy choices in every aspect of their lives by mentoring them on personal growth and skill development.

Competitive Advantage

Most institutions where skills development take place like colleges and University they focus more on passing exams but not on creating social impact.The students are also not attached to experienced craftsmen on the ground to gain experience before they enter the ob market.
We offer a Unique model where every youth and woman that goes through our curriculum end up in employment or start their own income generating activity.
We also bring women into the mainstream of the digital revolution this is to empower them with access, information, choices and opportunities that they have never had before. Not just for themselves, but for their families, communities and nation. We will see more women in online employment platforms, E-commerce, E-learning, Fintech platforms and E-agriculture. When all is said done, being digitally literate means more than simply knowing how to operate a computer. Digital literacy means having the ability

Planned Goals and Milestones

Partnering with other stakeholders to create an app that will link the youths and women with employers and craftsmen.This will be a big step especially reaching out to those who cannot access the centers due to long distances.
Funding Goal50,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted3,000
New Implemented CountriesUganda, Tanzania
Recruit1,Human resourse ,5,Techical person,2 Board of Directors and 20 Voluteers,Vocational expert,App developer
New FeatureIntroduce a Fintech product to help the digitalized youths to access financial services easly.

The Team Behind the Innovation

Betty Mbithi is currently managing the business,she has managed several corporate businesses successfully and has more than a decade in business world with specialty in Entrepreneurship and business development Currently she has one IT expert and three more staffs one as front office lady IT young associate and one vocational expert lady .They have been running the business for the last one year with low staff turnover

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN AND YOUTH

Milestone

Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Feb 2019
Key Partnership
Implementation
ORGANIZATIONCiscoCisco 
as part of
 Cisco Networking Academy
Aug 2018
Key Partnership
 
as part of
 Pending
Apr 2017
Key Partnership
ORGANIZATIONWorldPulse  
as part of
 Intel Digital Program
Nov 2016
Created
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Kenya