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Meet the Students: Sharon Adongo, Akili Dada

Meet The Students

Sharon Adongo graduated from Precious Blood Riruta, a girls high school in Kenya in 2008. Sharon was one of the first girls to receive a full, comprehensive scholarship from Akili Dada. After graduating high school, Sharon was accepted to Vassar College where she studied Computer Science and Informational Systems.

While in college, Sharon founded a project called Tuchangane, a fundraising and volunteer platform to track the social impact of Kenyan NGOs. Sharon pitched her project at the Igniting Innovation Summit, held at Harvard University. The summit convenes students, academics, and leaders in the field who are passionate about developing innovative solutions to today’s most urgent issues. It is run entirely by Harvard students and has grown into nationally recognized forum for social change. After pitching her project, Sharon became among the six finalists and was eventually a runner-up.

image00After graduating from Vassar,  Sharon moved back to Kenya and worked for Unilever Corporation as a graduate management trainee for six months. During this time, she decided she wanted to start a business, rekindling her entrepreneurial spirit. Sharon co-founded Uwazi Technology Consulting, a data and technology consulting firm for non-profits and social enterprises and the leading Salesforce Cloud Consulting Partner in Eastern Africa.

Sharon and her partner believe that to be truly successful, non-profit organisations need appropriate technology and actionable data to successfully collaborate with their constituents, scale their programs, and unlock opportunities through insightful data. They provide thoughtful solutions that align to their partners’ mission, thereby amplifying social change.

Sharon loves what she does, loves being back in Kenya, and believes that this is exactly what she is supposed to be doing with her life right now.

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