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Creativity Innovation and Change (Crinch)

Crinch Foundation is a non-profit educational institution, a social enterprise with a simple mission of developing the talents of children through technology.

The need for talent development is growing rapidly, but fewer solutions are provided. Some of the few solutions available are costly and mostly inaccessible by many, especially communities with technology and infrastructure constraints.

Crinch addresses the needs of children at the junior and senior high school levels who possess talent in drawing, painting, mathematics, and problem-solving ability; and a passion to learn design & technology, animation, web/graphic design, and coding (programming).

We address these needs by organizing training camps across the tertiary institutions, providing them with the necessary skill development training, and also teaching them to appreciate and enroll in higher education.

Our vision is to provide the best design and technology and STEM education for every child in Africa. Our mission is to help children discover their passion and help them develop their talents.

Creative Challenge

We go through a process of selecting the right people for the right course. We look out for two things: Passion and Talent. Children and youth are checked to see if they have the passion for different areas of arts and technology, and also if they possess the talent for what they are passionate about. For example, if one has a passion to create animations by himself, then the person is expected to have a natural talent in illustration of characters or drawing.

At Crinch, our efforts are geared toward developing talented people in their areas of interest related to design and technology.  Therefore, it is our responsibility to fish out people who are driven by pure passion for the arts and have the talent to excel in it.

We work with organisations, including educational institutions, non-profit organisations, and individuals in this process of selection. Selection is done through creative challenges and examination.

Training Camp

Selected children and youth are camped during vacations in tertiary education campuses to undergo a practical training in design and technology. Courses being taught include Computer Animation (2D & 3D), Web Design and Development, Graphic Design, Computer Programming (coding), Mobile App Development, and Interactive Design.

The skilled teaching staff of Crinch is dedicated to quality and the efficient training of students. Highly talented individuals in the industry dedicate their time as instructors and trainers. We recruit both local and international volunteers with practical skills and years of experience in the industry.

Change is part of our values. Therefore, training and development of creative children and youth are expected to change their lives, our societies, and the world at large.

Continuous Development

We help participants become more and more creative by challenging them with projects to improve their skills after training and also keep them abreast with new technologies.

Trained creative people are expected to be innovative; they must be original and inventive to solve problems that need the skills they have acquired. For this reason, we provide them with coaching and mentorship after training until they become close to an expert.

Furthermore, online platforms are developed for them to get connected, to share their works and ideas, get updated with new technological trends, and get access to resources needed in their field.

Integrity: The core moral value behind Crinch is the integrity of all stakeholders. Integrity also takes into account fairness, respect, trustworthiness, honesty, a good attitude, professionalism, ethics, accountability, reliability, loyalty, and legitimacy.

Creativity: One of the hallmarks of Crinch is creativity. It is what we are and expect from every member. We teach it, love it, encourage it, and grow it. This takes into account inspiration, commitment to success, optimism.

Innovative: Another hallmark of Crinch is innovation. The organisation demands innovation in all processes and accomplishment. It is also a responsibility to Crinch to provide communities with innovative children. This takes into account inventions and research.

Change: Training and development of creative children are expected to change their lives, our societies, and the world at large. Change in this aspect can be growth.

Teamwork: Working as a team defines the success of this organisation. Teamwork is required from management, instructors, trainees, and workers in embarking on all activities and projects of the organisation. It also takes into consideration efficiency and effective communication.

Partnership: Projects of the organisation are executed through partnerships with our stakeholders. The right partnership is necessary for successful projects. Therefore, Crinch seeks to welcome more partnerships to help achieve our mission.

Diversity: We encourage people from all parts of the world, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, and disability. We cherish diversity in our operations and successes.

Community: Changing communities by then making great nations and continents. Our projects are centred on impacting creative children. We are committed and community-focused, and our successes are measured according to the impact on communities.

Crinch camp is an amazing place to be. Children have the opportunity to learn fascinating computer programs that enable them to pursue their design and technology careers. The camp is not all about computers; they also embark on sporting and other activities that relax and open their minds to the intensive training courses.

Selected children are camped during vacations in campuses to undergo a practical training in design and technology. Courses being taught include computer animation (2D & 3D), web design, graphic design, computer programming (coding) and product development.

The skilled teaching staff of Crinch is dedicated to quality and the efficient training of participants. Highly talented individuals in the industry dedicate their time as instructors and trainers. We recruit both local and international volunteers with practical skills and years of experience in the industry.

Change is part of our values. Therefore, training and development of creative children and youth are expected to change their lives, our societies, and the world at large.