Global Tech Innovation Fellowship

The GTIF is a rigorous software development and social entrepreneurship program that prepares globally-minded students to confront
 global challenges.

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The Experience

2017 Program Dates: June 23, 2017 - August 17, 2017

As a GTIF fellow, you will accelerate your coding skills with a world-class, student-centered curriculum, build social entrepreneurship skills and build websites for local organizations to advance
 community-driven change.

Students will form friendships and shared insights with ambitious students from Kenya, build relationships with the CEOs and executives of innovative sub-Saharan companies and contribute to the sustainable development of Nairobi.

If you are passionate about programming, making social change through entrepreneurship and expanding your cultural boundaries, then the Global Tech Innovation Fellowship is for you.

At GTIF, you will:

  • Sharpen your software development skills with flipped-classroom, project-based courses
  • Become part of a global community of developers and innovators focused on applying their coding skills for social impact
  • Visit tech company campuses in Nairobi and gain access to Metta, an innovation community bringing together entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Develop programs and applications for local organizations during a 3-week tech consulting internship with a local organization
  • Build a project portfolio and develop invaluable professional skills that will follow you around the globe

We believe in the power of social entrepreneurship and creating global connections.

Summer 2017 Program Tuition: $6,000

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Tailored to your coding ability, beginners learn to build websites, intermediate learn Ruby, Javascript, or Java

Social Entrepreneurship

Learn from experienced entrepreneurs running some of the most successful companies in East Africa


Build software products for local companies during last 3 weeks of the program

Our Network

Create connections with the Moringa School extended community of alumni, hiring partners, and students

Mentors and Instructors

Audrey Cheng


A Maryland native, Audrey moved to Kenya in 2014 to work in Venture Capital and founded Moringa School shortly after. For her work with Moringa School, Audrey is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur, and was honored as a World Economic Forum Africa’s Top Female Innovators.

Ian Munene

Technical Mentor

Ian is born and raised in Kenya, and is a Software Engineer specializing in Android and Fullstack development. He has trained over 300 people in coding, and presented at major events such as Safaricom Blaze and Google Kenya conferences. At Moringa School we call Ian our Chief Happiness Officer since he'll always put a smile on your face.

Michael Andres Narea

Head of Student Experience

Michael Andres Narea lives to work with his friends and colleagues to reach their full potential. He does this through designing experiences, programs, and curriculum for diverse sets of audiences. Always looking for another learning design challenge, he has worked in educational roles for GSVlabs in Silicon Valley, Sea Turtles Forever in Punto Pargos Costa Rica, New Frontiers Education in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Jiang China Design in Beijing, China.

Savannah Kunovsky


From Seattle, Savannah is a Software Engineer who helped grow the world's #1 coding school, Hack Reactor, from ~55 students to 6+ campus' and 1,600 annual graduates (more than the entire University of California system). She founded Inclusion.Tech and mentored Women Who Code and Mission Bit in San Francisco.

And many more! We have partnerships with companies across the continent, we host weekly guest speakers who work in the local tech ecosystem, and you will work alongside our talented team of instructors and classroom managers.

Program Pricing

Summer 2017 Program Tuition: $6,000

Tuition Includes

  • A software development course
  • Social entrepreneurship workshops and speaker series
  • A 3-week tech consulting internship with local organization
  • Country programming & orientation upon arrival
  • Accommodations
  • Access to emergency evacuation coverage

Not Included in Tuition

  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Meals
  • Visa fees and immunizations/vaccinations
  • Spending money
  • Health insurance

Financial Deadlines

All students who are admitted and accept must pay the full program tuition by April 1, 2017. Admissions for fellowship is merit-based and need-blind. Partial scholarship packages are available and will be determined by your demonstrated need. Please notify us in your application, if you will be applying for a partial scholarship.

Apply by March 15!

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