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MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs

The Legatum Center supports entrepreneurs all around the world through the fellowship, seed grant, Zambezi Prize and Open Mic programs.

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Mercy Ndambuki

Mastercard Foundation & Jacobs Foundation 2018 - 2020
From:
Kenya
Sector:
Education
Location:
Kenya
Degree:
MBA, Sloan School of Management

Since joining MIT Sloan, Mercy founded Mbavu, a workforce development company focused on upskilling entry-level employees at mid-sized, private organizations in Kenya. Mbavu’s ultimate goal is to increase Kenyan workers’ productivity, retention and mobility by helping these employees develop and apply 21st century skills on the job. To that end, Mbavu is focused on equipping entry-level employees with the proper communication, problem solving, teamwork and project management skills needed to excel and deliver significant impact to businesses. Mercy has piloted her soft skills curriculum with Nova Pioneer and Farm Drive in Kenya and is working on delivering this knowledge to firms digitally. Mercy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Princeton University and is currently pursuing her MBA.

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