MESPOM student receives Pan-African Prize for Entrepreneurial Teachers

MESPOM student receives Pan-African Prize for Entrepreneurial Teachers

Leonard Akwany, a MESPOM student (06-08), has won the 1st Pan-African Prize for Entrepreneurial Teachers. Leonard, a leader of Eco-finders Youth Movement in Kenya, has been working to promote environmental entrepreneurship in the poorest region of the country since 1995. Through cost sharing and improvisation Eco-finders has been able to use its limited resources to reach out to over 100 schools and hundreds of community groups, to establish ‘Environmental Enterprises’. Eco-finder members have been involved in a diverse range of enterprises, learning both technical and business skills in a hands on manner.

These have included 20 school tree nurseries, communal village vegetable gardens fertilized with recycled human waste and a self-sufficient agroforestry learning and resource centre. Read more about the award.