Empowering women with ICT Skills in Kenya to help break Gender barriers.

frankys foundation
Posted June 16, 2021 from Kenya

Frankline Ojiambo is a Kenyan entrepreneur, the founder, and CEO of Frankys Foundation. He is Africa’s most successful young entrepreneur passionate about solving critical problems faced by women while at the same time solving the global environmental issue of electronic waste. He was born and raised in a humble family of six children in one of the largest slums in Kenya - Huruma Slums. His parents had to work hard to put meals on their table, so even paying his school fees from lower primary to secondary was a big challenge. Life at home was too complicated, and after his secondary school education, he left home to seek employment. Unfortunately, finding open job opportunities was never easy, so he ended up doing small jobs of different types, especially those involved in cleaning and washing, to earn a little extra money, the careers he never aspired to do when he grew up. In the long run, he managed to join college and studied ICT as a course (information Communication technology) as he continued to do odd jobs to earn a living. Years went by, and luckily, he got employed as a Computer Engineer in a local ICT company for four years. He learned and gained much experience while in the firm, even though the salary was too low. In the fifth year, He resigned from the company and started an ICT firm. He believed one day he would start his own company and support women in the community. So after two years of operation, he founded Frankys foundation to reach out to needy and vulnerable women empowering them with ICT skills in laptop and smartphone repairs to encourage self-employment. He has passed on his leadership, technical and entrepreneurial skills to them. Most of them have started repairing businesses across the country, employing themselves with others, while others got employed in ICT companies as technicians. By far, these have provided a solution to joblessness, reduction in crime rate, early pregnancies, drug abuse, and electronic waste management. He has sparked a series of inspiration amongst the Kenyan women  through his entrepreneurial skills and his un-ending will to succeed even when the modern socio-economic setup is against them. Frankline is always thinking about expanding the foundation into a multi-dollar self-sustainable foundation that produces pan African businesswomen leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs, especially in the technical field, a structural field ignored all through.

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Jill Langhus
Jun 18
Jun 18

Hi Franky,

How are you doing? Thanks for sharing your amazing work and photos. How did you become interested/passionate about empowering women specifically? Keep up the great work!

frankys foundation
Jul 26
Jul 26

Hello Jill
I became passionate about solving critical problems faced by women simply because I was born and raised in a humble family of six children in one of the largest slums in Kenya - Huruma Slums. and my mother had to work hard to put meals on our table, more so paying my lower primary to secondary education despite the fact that it was a big challenge.

Jill Langhus
yesterday
yesterday

Hi there,

Oh, I see:-) That would do it. Thanks for letting me know, and thanks for being an advocate for women. Keep up the great work.

Susu Mohamed
Jun 18
Jun 18

Hi Frankys,
''Wow'' I loved your work and supporting women ICTs the It matters is very important to women keep up empowering women.
Best Regards,
suu

frankys foundation
Jul 26
Jul 26

Hello suu
thank you so much
am humbled

Usbin
Jul 04
Jul 04

Thanks for giving women knowledge and training on technical aspect of the computer. Keep the good work

frankys foundation
Jul 26
Jul 26

I Am humbled to serving the vulnerable women in Kenya,
thank you so much