UK TV presenter, Wadongo to lecture Kenyans


April 6, 2011 – Vicky Locklin, a popular UK television presenter will be giving Kenyan business entrepreneurs an insight into the UK broadcasting industry this month. Organized by the British Council, Locklin will be lecturing 1,000 Kenyans in Mombasa and Nairobi on April 14 and 15.

The lectures are aimed at Kenyan entrepreneurs in a range of sectors, including broadcasting, architecture, computers, music, theatre, advertising, antiques, crafts, video and photography, publishing, beauty and cosmetics, managing and consulting and estate agency.

As part of this initiative, Locklin will join forces with Gorbachev Award-winning and CNN Top Ten Hero for 2010 Evans Wadongo, as well as Kenyan TV breakfast show host Jimmi Gathu – formerly of Capital FM.

Wadongo, a 25-year-old graduate of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), named his invention “MwangaBora” which means “good light” in Swahili.  The Kenyan inventor has received worldwide acclaim for pioneering a solar-powered lantern and transforming the lives of thousands.  His project ‘Use Solar, save Lives’ is aimed to using solar technology as a way to save lives in poverty-stricken neighborhoods.

Wadongo also founded Sustainable Development For All-Kenya (SDFA-Kenya) and has since expanded it’s operations into an international organization, to bring its programs to other countries.  

The lectures will take place at the Sarova Stanley Hotel in Nairobi and the Sarova Whitesands Hotel in Mombasa next week.

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