Elective Africa student’s placements began in 2001, in Mombasa Kenya with a visiting doctor on holiday, interested in his medical student’s getting an elective experience in a developing country. The first medical students were placed at Coast Provincial General Hospital, the second largest public hospital in Kenya and our first base of elective placements.
As the popularity of the healthcare placements increased, students on ground requested to have more than just the hospital experience. Student want to see more and experience more, such as working with caregivers in children's homes, teaching and education projects including immersion into the vibrant African culture. We realised a gap and hence launched School Teams and Gap Year Volunteer Program, our flagship location being Migori, Kenya.
Institutions and students have continued to believe in us as we facilitate rewarding and enriching placements that enhance careers, personal development and an opportunity tp see the world beyond their borders.
In 2012, Edwin Dande, an alumnus of University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and our board chair was approached by University of Chicago; Booth School of Business students who were looking to organize a week long trek to companies in Kenya. The idea being, network, visit innovative and entrepreneurial companies in Kenya seeking to experience business in this emerging market. From this we launched Business School Treks to Kenya.
Overall our education programs are hustle free placements in a developing country, the idea is to provide students from different disciplines the opportunity to learn in a global perspective.