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My Community Our Community is coming to you

After conducting two different trainings to IcedYoung members at Egerton University, Njoro, Iced technologies now plan on launching yet another initiative through which IcedYoung members will give back to the(ir) communities.

IcedYoung was first launched in Egerton on the 23rd November 2018. It is made up of aspiring agripreneurs who are being trained on how to use their mobile smartphones to document agribusiness content. The first trining was on the day of the launch of the Egerton Chapter of this club. The second training took place on the 25th of January, 2018. Both trainings were conducted by Mobile Journalism Africa team.

Mobile Journalism Africa is a team geared towards revolutionalizing how stories are told using mobile devices.

In making the operations- and the entire idea of IcedYoung- more effective, Jackson Kiptanui is soon launching the ‘My Community Our Community’ initiative.

“My Community Our Community is an initiative to empower small holder farmers,” he says.

How then does IcedYoung come in?

“IcedYoung members come from those communities. They have the privilege of accessing the right agricultural knowledge that can be beneficial to their communities.”

The focus of this initiative is problem solving and improvement of agriculture in the different communities. The main focus of IcedYoung members therefore is establishing the gaps in the agricultural practices, the problems the farmers face.

“When they go home, they observe and diagnose the challenges affecting small holder farmers in their community. Then we sit down and brainstorm on the solutions for them. Afterwards we organise a 2 day trip to the community talk and give them the solutions then monitor afterwards.

Ochieng' Obunga, a Writer at large, is the founding Chief Editor of Mobile Journalism Africa.

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