Giving Back: My experience teaching entrepreneurship in Kenya

/Giving Back: My experience teaching entrepreneurship in Kenya

Giving Back: My experience teaching entrepreneurship in Kenya

I just returned from an 11 Day trip to Kenya with an amazing group of volunteers from Johnson and Johnson.  As you may or may not know, I started my professional career interning during summer breaks from UC Davis at Lifescan (part of Johnson & Johnson’s Diabetes Franchise).  We travelled all the way to a rural village in Kenya to teach a course on Entrepreneurship to a group of some of the most amazing 90 girls I’ve ever met.  WISER (Women’s Institute of Secondary Education and Research) is a school that was started by Dr. Sherryl Broverman of Duke University, and many Duke students (including my brother Michael) and other volunteers.  To learn more about WISER, visit http://wisergirls.org

Our group spent 6 days in Muhuru Bay dodging cows, malaria, and Piki’s (motorcycle taxis), and spent 4 solid days and nights teaching classes ranging from Entrepreneurship Concepts, Sales, and Marketing,  to Communications, Resume Writing, Interviewing skills and Personal & Business Finance.  The classes we’re very well received and in the end, I must say, I cannot wait to return to teach again.  To learn more about our day-to-day experiences, refer to: http://educateagirl.blogspot.com (this blog was written and maintained by my friend Melissa Katz, a J&J PR Pro that joined us for the trip and spearheaded the Communications, Interview, and Resume classes).

At Turbo, we pride ourselves in giving back, and plan on doing all we can to continue educating and helping out with the WISER School. If you’re interested in learning more, give me a call or send me an email –[email protected].  Enjoy the pictures from my trip below:

 

By |2016-12-23T12:42:24+00:00January 16th, 2013|News|0 Comments

About the Author:

After developing Internet marketing strategies for countless companies, Matthew Arndt discovered a big need for social media marketing services. He founded Turbo Medical Marketing in 2009 to not just fill that need, but also provide a level of expertise and service offerings that are unparalleled in the industry. Matt has always been “the techy entrepreneur”. Even in college, he started a successful company called “PackMyDorm”, a full service moving and storage company that was virtually based and operated out of Davis, CA in association with Bekins Van Lines. He operates Turbo under the same principles he teaches, which is why you’ll see him all over the social web in blogs, articles, videos and networks. Turbo keeps him busy, but in his limited spare time, Matt enjoys traveling, SCUBA diving, swimming, sailing, snowboarding, and spending time with his family and friends. Matt was also a member of the UC Davis Men’s Varsity Swim Team. He still trains and competes in swimming and open water events and currently resides with his family in Newport Beach, CA.

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