2019: Laikipia West & Elgeyo Marakwet County
In November 2018, Mentorthon Foundation was awarded as of the SDG Ambassadors for Kenya. This came with technical facilitation from Action Aid Kenya to grow to one extra county in addition to Elgeyo Marakwet.
Mentorthon Foundation partnered with Hon. Patrick Mariru, MP Laikipia West Constituency to organize an annual mentorship drive in Laikipia West Constituency, targeted at all form four students, for the next 3 years. This Partnership was in line with the “Laikipia West Constituency Education Plan 2018-2022” developed by the Constituency’s education sector stakeholders and officially launched by H.E. Dr. William Ruto, the Deputy President, the Republic of Kenya on 11 August 2018. One of the Key Strategic Interventions (KSI) identified in the plan is quality learning that involves the academic and career mentorship of students.
Laikipia West edition was held in March 2019, organized as 5 events, spread across 2 days. The edition enjoyed massive support of the local education stakeholders who included The Ministry of Education, The Office of the President -County commissioner office, Laikipia County Government, Teacher Service Commission, Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) and the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET).
In June 2019, we ran the Elgeyo Marakwet Edition 2019, organized as 8 events spread across 2 days. In this edition, we successfully launched a greening Inntititve called “Mentorthon Environment “, where we planted 1000+ trees.
In 2019 we mentored 13,500 students, worked with 140 secondary schools, engaged 150+ mentors, distributed over 3,000 books, worked with 23 corporate partners, planted 1,000 trees and achieved 93 Million impressions on twitter.
2019 editions were organized with the generous support of County Government of Elgeyo Marakwet, Laikipia West Constituency MP Office , County Government of Laikipia, KENGEN, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, KASNEB , Kenya Medical Traning College , ACCA Kenya , Lavington Security , SMS Advocates, KCB Bank Group , Platinum Credit Limited , DSquare Ventures , Chandaria Industries and Questworks Limited .
In November 2019, Mentorthon Foundation was awarded the SSR Project of The Year Award during the GameCHANGERS Awards 2019.