Lorika Training System
Teaching business + sustainability to Maasai micro entrepreneurs
In 2007 I was invited by Lorika Foundation in Kenya to develop a training system for Maasai micro entrepreneurs to supplement their micro-finance activities. Most students can't read or write.
As project leader I researched and developed a system that teaches business and sustainability skills together, using the "business tree" as a tool. I also completed two succesful test trainings and a trainer's manual.
The project required navigating a complex cultural setting including multiple tribes and languages, local politics and gender issues.
- Conduct field research
- Develop training methodology
- Organize and conduct test trainings
- Produce 100-page trainer's manual
- Facilitate project evaluation
- Produce project documentation
The full PDF version of the trainer's manual is available under a Creative Commons licence.