Building a new vision
I've lived the proof of concept
Charitable intervention in the form of scholarships enabled me to escape the life of a war refugee and attain the American Dream, including a successful career in nonprofit business development and IT entrepreneurship.
Now it's time to scale!
New Vision Foundation was founded to target major investments in youth in the developing world, creating opportunities that divert vulnerable minds from disconnection and radicalization. I believe such interventions ripple outward to improve the prospects of those of us who produce and enjoy the fruits of the developed world.
Works as philanthropy, works for business
Our approach to engagement at the margins of the global network also solves a persistent corporate responsibility issue: the waste stream of laptops and other digital equipment we regularly churn through in order to keep up with the demands of business. Today your company can seize the opportunity to connect CSR and IT management, joining a public-private partnership to close the digital divide and inspire progress toward global sustainable development goals!
A shining star for youth and champion of markets
Jamila Abass' journey from a rural pastoral community to the world stage of tech entrepreneurship has inspired young people throughout Kenya. Her company, M-Farm, is an online commodity exchange connecting farmers directly to market centers. Jamila also serves on the national board of directors for 4-H Kenya.
US President Barack Obama acknowledged Jamila's contributions as a software developer during his visit to Kenya in July, 2015. "I am hopeful because of Jamila Abass," said Obama. "She built an app to help farmers double their sales."
As an internationally recognized IT entrepreneur and advocate for women, Jamila is the perfect director for New Vision Foundation in Kenya!
Proficient in digital, passionate for youth education
Eric Kibisu has the task of designing and rolling out the digital literacy coursework for New Vision Foundation globally, working with instruction teams in the US and the developing countries where the foundation sets up programs. He also specifies software builds for the business-class laptops and other IT equipment that New Vision Foundation provides to support its classes.
A native Kenyan, Eric holds an MS degree in Software Engineering from the University of St. Thomas and twin BS degrees in Computer Information Science and Computer Engineering Technology from Minnesota State. His professional background includes nearly 20 years of application development, network engineering, and college-level teaching. Eric is an avid club soccer player and a youth coach for the Coon Rapids Soccer Association.