@iLabAfrica hosts students from University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) Media School in Preston, UK

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On the 1st of July @iLabAfrica had the pleasure of hosting five students from the University of Central Lancashire in the UK. The five were on an educational field trip in Kenya for their media studies project. They were led by Dr. George Ogola who is a senior lecturer in Journalism at UCLAN. The undergraduate students were very interested in the @iBizAfrica business incubator and mobile apps developed under the Samsung-Strathmore Research lab such as the Kenya Law application and the Kenya pharmacy and poisons board app that helps users report on counterfeit drugs and adverse symptoms among other services.

UCLAN students having a chat with a student in the Safaricom Academy
UCLAN students having a chat with a student in the Safaricom Academy

The youngsters who were on their first visit to Kenya were very impressed to see facilities that would fit into what they have back at home. One of the students Michael Fitzpatrick explained “We have an innovation facility very similar to @iLabAfrica at University of Lancashire. It is very impressive that Strathmore University is providing world-class innovation and research facilities. I also find it very interesting the way students and staff are dressed here! They look very professional and serious with what they do. I am glad I did not wear jeans today; I feel that I fit in perfectly. “

UCLAN students having a chat with Safaricom Academy student
UCLAN students having a chat with Safaricom Academy student

The students conducted several interviews and video recordings with students from the Safaricom Academy and @iLabAfrica staff members. The team is in the country till Friday 4th of July and is visiting various tech hubs in Nairobi and other sites in Kenya.

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