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David Mutua is a Kenyan who grew up and attended elementary/Primary and high school education in Rural Kenya experiencing the challenges and was part of the rural infrastructure, financial and information poor communities in Africa, he later attended University in India in the mid to late 90's. After returning back to Kenya, he realised the power of social enterprineurship towards changing the world and immediatly focused in developing a social entrepreneurship career, due to his past experience and involvement in rural community projects and volunteering activities this fitted in well with the new found dream.
David is the Founder/Executive Director of Center African Learning and Development (CALD) http://www.thecald.org CALD - is a social enterprise that promotes use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT's) to enhance Education, Investment and Development in rural communities in Africa that will enable them compete globally.
David believes Knowledge is and remains the greatest treasure for any conscious individual and nation with an ambitious vision; it is the ultimate legacy of man's existence on the planet Earth.
- How I connect with Dadamac
Pam McLean, Prof. John Dada (Dadamac founders) and I worked together at early stages of Charity for Africa Welfare and Development Network (CawdNet) now Dadamac. I was the CawdNet National Coordinator in Nigeria under the supervision of Prof. John Dada reporting to both Pam and John.
I first met Pam in 2002 when i was working with Voluntary Service Overseas placed with Oke -Ogun Community Development Network - OCDN (Formerly Oke - Ogun Community Development 2000 Plus - OOCD 2000+) Found by Peter Oyawale. Pam Mclean supported Peters vision after he was murdered in 2000, she applied for a VSO volunteer to pick up from where Peter had left because the people of Oke -Ogun wanted Peters work to continue, that VSO Volunteer happened to be me (David Mutua)
Later in 2003, Pam introduced me to Prof. John Dada at the Africa Computing and Telecommunication Conference in Abuja where we started exploring partnership with Fantsuam Foundation because of our common shared interests in ICT for rural development, that time we happened to be the only two organizations in Nigeria doing ICT in rural communities. It was later in 2004 after my 2 years VSO placement with OCDN when I started working as the National Coordinator with CawdNet the agreed partnership and moved to Fantsuam Foundation in Kafachan. After CawdNet contract ended I continued to work with Fantsuam Foundation as their Project Manager until August 2006 when i relocated back to Kenya.
Back in Kenya, Pam and I continued networking and agreed to establish CawdNet work in Kenya. Our continued networking developed and earned us support from VSO and Commonwealth of Learning to replicate Teachers Talking project that we had worked on in Fantsuam Foundation Nigeria. David coordinated and managed the project, while Pam the TT developer visited Kenya in 2007 to facilitate the Teachers Talking Workshop attended by 26 teachers each from David's rural community Kangundo District secondary schools. Later in 2008 both Pam and David attended the 5th Pan -Commonwealth Conference held at University of London, London UK to present Teachers Talking Paper. It was after the 2007 post election violence in Kenya that delayed the follow up of TT and other planned projects, most of the teachers that came from other communities transferred to teach at schools that were safe for them and their families.
David is now the Founder/Executive Director of Center African Learning and Development (CALD) http://www.thecald.org CALD - is a social enterprise that promotes use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT's) to enhance Education, Investment and Development in rural communities in Africa that will enable them compete globally.
Although David moved to the US, CALD work is present and expanding in Africa and now through support from the Diaspora community, he continues networking and keeps close connection with Dadamac networks and collaborators.
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