Mekatilili is a learning initiative that provides a platform for African youth to enhance technical skills through creative learning approaches that strive to empower learners and enable access to broader job opportunities and meaningful work. Founded in 2016, the program has reached over 400 young people whose average age demographic ranges from 14 – 25 years. The program is conducted through hands on, interactive workshops focusing on human-centered design, rapid prototyping, electronics, computer science, and professional development.
Mekatilili Fellowship Program
In 2019, the initiative launched the Mekatilili Fellowship Program (MFP), which is an annual gathering of African innovators that aims to foster open ended, playful, and peer-driven learning to promote the development of appropriate and sustainable local technical solutions.