Over 600 youths have so far benefited from the efforts by a renowned, tireless Youth mentor, Science engineer and a Social worker Mahmoud Noor.
Since its inauguration in 2016 Swahilipot Hub was meant to equip the youthful generation with technology and digital skills so that they can initiate their own income generating activities through the technology space.
The centre has provided youth with free internet access, mentorship programs and guidance for them to perfect in their technology skills and make a living through their creativity.
According to Mr. Noor, the centre serves starters who later grow into established information and technology expert who use their experience in making a living.
Through the centre, they also get an access to various exchange programs within the country and globally.
At the centre, talented youths develop their projects and effectively compete and perform in various public forums.
“We fused technology with art a step which has really transformed the lives of many talented youths in Mombasa,” said Mr. Noor.
This has made most talented youths to sharpen their blessings by accessing free space and facilities to practice in singing, dancing, acting, comedy among other disciplines that according to Noor such activities have since built their characters and self confidence.
[Swahilipot Hub Patron Mahmoud Noor (Left) with Mombasa Deputy Governor Dr. William Kingi. Photo/Ahmed Omar].
“Its not only about technology and art but discipline and buildings one’s character and confidence to face the world,” he revealed.
The centre also provides ample engagement and mentorship programs spearheaded by the renowned IT expert who has since acquired the name ‘Mentor 001’.
It is through his zeal and efforts to change the lives of the youth and enable them to earn a living from their talents that actually earned him the unique name ‘Mentor 001’.
He is the pioneer of a children technology program ‘Tech kidz Africa’.
The program has since expanded to enable young children of up to 11 years old constructing their websites and other online business sites.
This program among others have attracted government and International dignitaries to flock the unique art and technology center to familiarize with the activities and encourage youth to embrace technology in searching for solutions to various problems in their own society.
“Former US Assistant Secretary of state for Africa affairs Jendayi Frazer, Deputy British High Commissioner to Kenya Susie Kitchens, ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru among many other dignitaries have visited us just to see how we are helping the youth develop various programs through the internet and their God-given talents,” disclosed Mr. Noor.
‘Tech Kids Africa’ program is managed by another IT expert Mr. Paul Akwabi who ensures children constructively use technology and the digital space in putting their ideas into tangible projects that grows their IT experience.
[Swahilipot Hub IT Experts managing the Tech Kidz Africa program Paul Akwabi doing what he does best with children at the Centre. Photo/courtesy/Swahilipot Hub].
Local artists, actresses and web developers have passed through the centre and sharpened and nurtured their talents through Mr. Noor’s guidance.
Renowned actress Stephanie Maseki of the recent top Citizen Television Swahili series Aziza is one of the current administrators of Swahilipot Hub.
Recently the centre bagged recognition as the most outstanding community service centre in the Mombasa Business Awards 2019.
Indeed the centre has become source of hope for youth interested in the Technology sector while the Patron Mahmoud Noor remains a renowned selfless, bold-hearted tireless youth mentor and motivator who always aim at uplifting the living standards of the Coast youthful generation.
He is also referred to as the ‘Father’ of technology, innovation and talent nurturing.