The desire to teach their children about computers drew these Samburu women to a classroom in a settlement north of Nairobi.

They are learning about tablets, designed to withstand tough use, that connect to the internet through a satellite and come preloaded with educational programs.

In order to have real impact, catalytic disruptive innovations need to be accessible to people who really need it the most.

Continuous development requires continuous learning.

Continuous learning means that due to continuous changes, humans move from being competent to incompetent, and through continuous learning, they become competent again.

Competence is the enemy of change

Competent people resist change.


Because change threatens to make them less competent.

And competent people like being competent. That’s who they are, and sometimes that’s all they have got. No wonder they are not in a hurry to rock the boat.

These Samburu women recognises the need to learn, the need to rock their boat, to be competent.

They are not afraid of change, of learning new things, even at an elderly age.

When last did you registered for a course or you tell yourself you are competent and don’t need to learn anything?

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Like the Samburu women, learn new things that will make you competent.

Photo via: National Geographic

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