Swahilipot Hub Patron and Chairperson Mahmoud Noor has been featured in the Digitalk Africa Magazine.
This magazine conducts research and focuses on digital program and mentorship programs in the country and beyond.
Mr. Noor featured in the magazine for his zeal to instill and nurture technology and creativity among the Coastal youth.
He is the first person from the region to appear in the global magazine after his encouraging zeal to enable youth use free technology space, the Swahilipot Hub located behind Fort Jesus in Mombasa in developing solution to various problems facing their own community, the country and the content.
‘Father of Technology’
He is well referred to as ‘Mentor 001’ and also ‘Father of technology and innovation’ at the Coast.
Noor despite various challenges he has managed to fuse technology and arts through the technology and art centre, Swahilipot Hub.
The Centre initiated in 2016 has enabled over 600 youths develop their own projects through technology to become young mentors in other Counties within the Coast region and countrywide.
[Swahilipot Hub Patron Mr. Mahmoud Noor (Centre) with other delegates among them KRCS Mombasa Branch Coordinator Mohammed Rajab Said (Right) and renowned Actress Stephanie Maseki. Photo/Swahilipot Hub].
“I must admit it wasn’t an easy start, however after realising that it was a local project with a global touch together with my youth we persisted,” noted a happy Noor.
He also plays the role of a selfless community servant that made him become the Kenya Red Cross Society Mombasa County branch Chairperson early 2019.
He is also a Communication AuthorIty of Kenya CAK Board Member, and has a vast experience of more than 20 years in the telecommunication industry.
The youthful mentor has been instrumental in the growth of technology in the country through policy formulation initiatives, community training, youth support and community mentorship programs.
Digitalk Africa Founder Martin Muli said through a research Mr Noor was recognised as an Icon and who positively impacted the community and especially the youth through technology initiatives.
Among those featured in the ‘Top 25 Men in Digital’ are Daniel Ndambuki aka ‘Churchill’ of the Laugh industry, Bitange Ndemo former Communication PS and currently a University of Nairobi senior lecturer, Tom Bruno of Global Product Lead Adsense and Global Partnership as well as Google partner among others.