Kelly Kigan
March 15, 2022

Sankore, for the second time, is visiting Kenya’s newest city, Nakuru! We were in Nakuru for the first time last December, and that was the best Christmas gift we could have asked from Nakuru peeps. We had a great time interacting with you during the BitKe Crypto tour. We loved the enthusiasm displayed by Nakuru students, and their willingness to learn about cryptocurrencies and blockchain. The numbers were overwhelming, with more than 100 students attending the event. And you know what? There is more space for all of you this time around. It gets better because we are here to show you amazing stuff on the blockchain, that could probably convince you to change your career path. 

Related: First NEAR-MEET in Nakuru

Opportunities in Web3

The theme of this visit is Harnessing Opportunities in Web3. Do you know about Web3? How much do you know about Web3? If you cannot coherently answer any of these questions, you do not want to miss out on this coming event. 

Web3 or Web 3.0  is the next evolution of the internet. Web3 will probably utilize blockchain technology and the tools of decentralization. The term Web3 is a catch term that refers to anything that has to do with the next generation of the internet being a decentralized digital infrastructure.

Related: Web 3.0: The Next Internet Revolution

As the world initiates Web3, opportunities will be massively created. Currently, there are immense opportunities on the decentralized digital infrastructure. The opportunities are many to the point there is an unmet demand for human resources in several fields. This should probably be your only motivation to embrace Web3, well of course apart from making bank.


We bring you the finest of the bunch. Those who have been in the space. Those who have been shaped by the experiences of Web3 and blockchain.

Building on Blockchain

We introduce to you, Kenya’s first NEAR Certified Developer, Paul Otieno! Developers, this is for you. Have you ever wanted to be a developer on Web3? This is your chance. Paul will give you a practical guide on how to get started with being a developer, until when you can build on blockchain, and ultimately on the NEAR Protocol. 

5 Things Paul will discuss

  1. History of the internet
  2. Origin of the blockchain and how it disrupts the internet
  3. Applications of blockchain technology
  4. NEAR Protocol
  5. Hello world blockchain project on NEAR

You’re a developer and you want to miss out on all this juice? And by the way, do you know how much of a rare commodity developers are in the blockchain sphere? You do not want to miss out the wisdom Mr. Otieno, our lead trainer will be oozing on the big day.

Sankore 2.0

Sankore CEO Kevin Imani will grace the stage to discuss the community’s goal. Sankore is a community and has an academy nurturing developers who wish to join the blockchain sphere. Kevin will share these details, including the incubation Sankore offers to developers building on-chain.

We also seek to build a bigger community in Nakuru. Join Kevin in discussing strategies that align with you, the Nakuru folk, in helping build a bigger, better, vibrant Nakuru NEAR community. 

Importance of Digital Skills

Sankore social media manager, Sylvia Ndunge, will discuss the importance of acquiring digital skills to harness web3 opportunities. Web3 opportunities need personnel with critical digital skills, not just anyone who knows how to use the internet. 

5 Things Sylvia Will Discuss

  1. The importance of acquiring digital skills
  2. Platforms to acquire digital skills
  3. The most marketable digital skills
  4. Decentralized Autonomous Organizations
  5. Sankore Bounty Ecosystem

Related: Addressing Unemployment - Sankore 2.0 Creating Opportunities for the Youth With Crypto and Digital Skills

The Sankore Bounty Ecosystem is a platform for you to hone your digital skills. After you have acquired a set of digital skills, Sankore created an ecosystem for you to come and grab tasks, execute the tasks, prove that you completed the task, and Sankore rewards you $NEAR!

See Also: Sankore Bounty Ecosystem (SBE)


There will be a vigorous set of activations that will take place three days before the main event on 19th March 2022. The activation will run from Wednesday to Friday. All the activations will commence at 12:00 noon. 

Nakuru NEAR-MEET Activation Centers

  1. Egerton University (Main Campus)
  2. Egerton University (Town Campus)
  3. Rift Valley Institute of Business studies
  4. Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agricultures & Tech-Nakuru Cbd Campus
  5. Mount Kenya University-Nakuru Campus

You are a student in these institutions? Look out for us, we may have something good for you!

Who Should Attend?

Computer science students, Sankore got you this time. This event is here to guide you through the relatively new Web3 space. Sankore is here to show you what you need to do to harness the opportunities in Web3. Sankore is here to show you where the opportunities are for computer science students. 

Artists also need to attend this event. There is immense blockchain information that will be relayed in regard to art, ranging from painting and photography to music and theatre. Do not miss out on this opportunity that could change your fortunes.

Technology professionals, other professionals, people interested in learning about blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and higher education students are all welcome to attend this event and learn about blockchain, cryptocurrency, and the Sankore community.

Date, Time, Place, Venue

On the 19th of March 2022, Sankore will be at Legacy Hotel Nakuru, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The theme of the event is Harnessing Opportunities in Web3. Join us and learn how to make bank in the next evolution of the internet. See you then!

*Editor’s note

Sankore 2.0 is an Africa-focused community integrating the NEAR blockchain with projects and solutions conceived and built by local developers in Kenya. As noted in the content of this blog, Sankore 2.0 seeks to promote the development of Web3 products in Nairobi — for Kenya and for Africa as a whole.

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