Sharon Telewa

Founder of Jedimu Elimu Trust

Sharon trained as a Telecommunications and Information engineer, has worked in product management, strategy development, program and innovation management, and is a passionate ICT4D advocate. She is a founding member of the Kenya Flying Labs and recently founded the Jedimu Elimu Trust to support education and economic empowerment projects in her community.

In which way can technology develop in order to improve our society?

Technology is one of the most powerful tools in achieving the promise of the 2030 development agenda “Leave no one behind”. For communities that are living in over-exploited and consequently under developed regions of the world, it is critical that we explore the correct application of technology solutions to address challenges and create opportunities for better education, healthcare, disaster management and overall to empower communities out of material poverty.

What does standing on aTEDx stage mean for you? What does stimulate you to participate at ourconference?

Standing on a TEDx stage for me is about sharing, connecting and learning. Participating in the TEDx conference is an opportunity to share and connect with other people who have the same passion, while learning from them and sparking an interest in those who are also curious to learn something new.