Somo is an accelerator that works with impact entrepreneurs from low-income communities. Nurture Role Arts is a Somo business founded by Boniface. Boniface has created a set book curriculum to teach in
secondary schools drama using plays and skits, creating a more
interactive learning environment. These plays are usually priced
too high for students from low-income communities. By bringing
the plays directly to the schools.
Boniface needs a logo and other branding material to advertise his business and reach more schools.
Somo’s mission is to identify, train, fund and mentor entrepreneurs looking to drive social change by building enterprises in their own low-income urban communities.
The Somo Project was started to invest in social entrepreneurs committed to changing their own under-resourced communities, and to provide the necessary training and tools they need to succeed. In Swahili, somo means “to learn lessons.” We called the organization the Somo Project because we believe that talented and visionary entrepreneurs exist, specifically in areas of high-poverty — but their lessons and learnings are overlooked in development initiatives. We identify people with intimate knowledge of their communities and the relevant social context to address problems such as sanitation, nutrition, job training, and education. Somo partners with people to find their own solutions rather than dictating what their communities need.