Project Lighthouse Kenya

Project Lighthouse Kenya (PLK) and Project Lighthouse Africa as international headquarter, based in Germany aims to support Kenya and other African countries with their sustainable infrastructural development of the agricultural, energy, environment, education and trade sector and that way build a lighthouse project for whole Africa.

For, despite of many problems, Kenya offers an unimagined potential of motivated people, resources and development potentialities, which are to be activated and fostered purposefully. The principle of untargeted subsidies, which is still applied as development aid by many industrial nations, has evidentially not transferred Africa into an (of financial development aid) independent continent. On the contrary, there is a tremendous need for targeted programs to implement a competitive infrastructure, which allows Kenya and other African countries to succeed in the globalized economy.
For this purpose, people with good educational background as well as the funding of regional specific markets and infrastructure – for instance in the field of agriculture, energy supply or row material trading – plus the generation of a trustfully basis for business activities are inevitable. Credibility and reliability are important components for economical success. Without reliance and legal certainty neither business deals nor international corporations have any chance to emerge. An equally essential factor is intercultural competence; without intercultural competence many projects are destined to fail. The precise consideration of regional and cultural conditions is a key success factor.

Based on those central themes, founding members from Germany, Kenya, Cameroon and Spain constituted the association Project Lighthouse Kenya in March 2010 and formed the basis for the realisation of the vision of Kenya as an country independent of donations and development aid. Thereby, the association benefits from knowledge and know-how of the founding members being experts in very different domains – be it business management, entrepreneurship, research and development, finance, project management, law, intercultural communication, education or project development.

Already in February 2009, the first charitable ProLight Organisation called Project Lighthouse Gambia started its work in the western African Gambia. ProLightGambia (West Africa) and ProLightKenya (East Africa) will prospectively act as regional operating NGOs under the umbrella of the international headquarter Project Lighthouse Africa e.V. registered and based in Berlin/Germany.

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