Liz is a driven and slightly eccentric creative, who has achieved more for the creative industry in East Africa in a short while than others have in a lifetime. Creatives Garage is a multi-disciplinary collective space for Creatives to network, share ideas, collaborate, learn, gain market accessibility and push boundaries. Best known as the Chief Mechanic and founder of Creatives Garage in conjunction with creativity and innovation Sondeka Festival, the goal is to create a thriving ecosystem that impacts investing opportunities to deliver financial and social double bottom line returns, by working closely with visual artists, performing artists and tech innovators who are social change agents in the society.
Lizs’ end goal is for all creatives to network, share ideas, collaborate, learn, gain market accessibility and push boundaries in order to contrive a sustainable creative economy that feeds into the GDP of Africa rather than one that saps from it.
Kenya National Library service
Purity Kavuri Mutuku is a seasoned Librarian commonly known as Auntie Vitabu because of a passionate appeal for children to read books at the library. She works with Kenya National Library service Nakuru branch as a Principal librarian. She believes that libraries can transform individual lives and communities.
She has a passion for the children, youth and women. Her greatest desire is to see a better Africa that can sustain itself without relying donor on others. This prompted her to integrate the commonly known library services with entrepreneurship and empowerment programs for children, youth and women from disadvantaged areas. In September 2018, a program targeting women, known as; Safe Informed Empowered Communities, which empowers the women with entrepreneurship skills such as bead making, painting, crocheting and life skills was initiated. To save the environment they are recycling old calendars to manufacture beads for making necklaces, bracelets and earrings.