become a lion

your opportunity with us

our training

Learning Lions offers you free ICT training as a young talent from Turkana and a clear path to becoming a successful digital professional. The first training is Mobile LEAP, which is all about learning, earning and problem-solving. It will introduce you to all the great resources available via smartphones. You are introduced to coding, website creation, design, audio, video, photography, etc. Additionally, personal and professional development skills are emphasized such as growth mindset, communication, teamwork and time management. This training is led by experienced peer trainers. If you complete Mobile LEAP successfully, you may get the chance to continue with our advanced follow-up trainings, and enjoy up to one full year of high-quality IT education.

life & accommodation

During our training, you will live on our Startup Lions ICT Campus in Loropio, at the shore of Lake Turkana, 30min north of Kalokol. You receive free basic full‐board including meals and accommodation. You will have to strictly respect the rules of the Learning Lions boarding facility. Like all our students, you will get a small weekly stipend that can increase based on improvements in certain skills. We reward your progress and good study. If you are a young woman with children aged 2-4 years old, we at Learning Lions can help you with day care service free of charge for your children. On our campus, there is some basic facilities like a market, a canteen and a small dispensary.

Derrick Nginya

Graphic Designer, IT Trainer & Training Lead.

  Hi my name is Derrick Nginya, am 25 years old from Lodwar. A few years ago I was not sure about my future but I loved graphic design, since I could not afford to go to school I decided to join Learning Lions program after I passed the interviews. At the centre I loved graphic design classes and I learned a lot in the entire course. I want to be a great graphic designer in Kenya, currently, I am the Lead coach for the Basic Training and I am grateful to Learning Lions for helping me realize my dreams. Now I am sure of my future!

want to become a lion?


We will be opening for applications in September of 2022, once open you will find a link here to our application form; anyone born in Turkana or having lived there for the last 3 years can apply.  For questions regarding the application please email


Upon review of your application, you may be invited to participate in either an in-person interview or a virtual interview.

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