Shinning Star: Hussein Abdi Hussein

I am Hussein Abdi Hussein, I am a youth in Mombasa.  I have a degree in business administration with an accounting option and I am currently undergoing my private studies in CPA part 3 section 5. I am an active member of swahilipot hub I am also an actor.

I started a business of custom made Kenya flag T-shirts. The idea of the t-shirt with the kenyan flag came along while we were in swahilipot hub 02-05-2017. It was the time when we are heading to the general elections of 08/08/2017. The political tension which was around that time gave me the drive to make the T-shirt so as to show up the patriotism in us with the slogan “kenya moja”.

To start promoting my T-shirts, I collaborated with Swahilipot hub member Abdulrazak also known as Don to do a photoshoot of my T-shirts. We used the resources on social media to market the t-shirts and also to Swahilipot Hub members.  Most Members of swahilipot Hub helped reach my target and goals as an entrepreneur.  I received an overwhelming support from Friends and family.

I took a risk in this business idea; I used my school fees as capital. Sometimes we have to take risks in order to grow.  My biggest challenge is people not paying after delivery; I came up with an idea of payment prior to delivery.

My advice is make sure you conduct a market test before u engage or invest in a project. Look upon the customer’s response. Listen up to ideas which will help you in the growth of the business.

Community Governance in Swahilipot Hub Community

The community Governance Model in Swahilipot Hub was formed on 20th December, 2017 . This was after an active participation in analyzing the strategic plan of 2017 reported by the executive team on their achievements and challenges they faced on the implementation process.However, a gap was noticed between the executive team and the community insofar as information, decision making and involvement of the community is a factor in Swahili pot. Realization that we are the right members to participate in decision making and suggestions of possible solutions to our challenges as a community triggered the formation of this department. This meeting created a sense of belonging to us members .It is from then that we developed an understanding of where we are now and where we opt to be. Democratically, a team of six members were elected. Three members of the executive were added in the team.

Community Governance team members:

  1. Mwanahamisi Adam -chairlady
  2. Simeon Oriko- Advisory Board Member
  3. Francis Ikoha- co-chair
  4. Vincent Ouma
  5. Jamila Hassan Awadh
  6. Kelvin Omondi
  7. Simon Adeya
  8. Rajab Salim
  9. Britone Mwasaru
  10. Angela Mumbi

We all have come together to pursue a common goal as an a Tech and Art Community, Community governance is all about the process of involving the community in decision making.We are in the process of devolping a positive strength based strategy as our community development approach. We will not dwell so much on what is absent but how well can we maximize what we have to make Swahilipot hub even more comfortable .Community governance department will ensure the fulfillment of the following through a survey that we want to carry out.

1. Culture and solutions

Will gather beliefs, rules, values, power ,ideas and knowledge of the community members in regard of the 2017 strategic plan .The goal of this process is to identify what is readily available to maximize it’s use, challenges ,issues and possible solutions .

2. Accommodate change

This are the things to do. The solutions proposed will be worked on to our best capacity. We will incorporate what was suggested by the community members.

3. Results that matter.

Successful results are expected from this process that will cause a difference that counts.

Thank you now and forever,

Mwanahamisi Adam – chairlady

Community Outreach at Pwani University

On 7th of October the technology and community teams teamed up to do community outreach with the computer science students at Pwani University. Amos from the Computer Science club reached out to us after their short visit to Swahilipot Hub during their school visit to Seacom. The team comprised of Athman Ziri, Johnes Mecha, Angela Mumbi, Kelvin Chivatsi, Paul Akwabi and Britone Mwasaru.

We did sessions on the following:

  • Getting started with computer programming
  • Choosing a programming language
  • Computer Networking and the Swahilipot Hub Cisco Academy
  • Introduction to Android Mobile Apps Development
  • From idea to execution with Tech Kidz Africa as a case study

During the session we were impressed by the curiosity among the students and the questions were very good. The main theme was the challenges that everyone faces when they are starting to get into the computing field. We looked forward to have practical sessions on different sessions like web development, computer networks and mobile apps development.

Thank you the Pwani Unversity Computer Science team for reach out and looking forward to another session.

Members at play

Lest we Forget: We started from the bottom…

From a distance, it looked too cold to harbor any living thing. In fact it was tempting to tip toe inside for a ghost hunting episode. The black grilled door seemed to keep the ‘ghosts’ inside and the humans outside stood in place for security. Accompanying it were a pair of annoying wooden doors that knew not how to shut in the night or day, instead they made sure to slam close then open at the whisper of the faintest wind as if to confirm the existence of ghosts in this gothic looking structure. Then one daring soul caring a black back-pack would be seen striding across the quiet playground heading straight for the grilled door. Without peeping in, the door would be unlocked and the soul would immediately get in and close the grill behind as if securing the fort just in case the ‘ghosts’ desired to venture out. A few minutes later came another soul, and then a few others followed up in the same manner. None of them seemed to note that there was a wooden door after the grilled door that never closed. In fact, it didn’t bother any of them. They came to the Pot for a purpose, one that seemed only viable to them.

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Progressive Web Apps with AngularJS

What is a Progressive Web App (PWA)?

Progressive Web Apps are experiences that combine the best of the web and the best of apps. They are useful to users from the very first visit in a browser tab, no install required. As the user progressively builds a relationship with the App over ti


me, it becomes more and more powerful. It loads quickly, even on flaky networks, sends relevant push notifications, has an icon on the home screen and loads as a top-level, full screen experience.

By now, you’ve probably heard that Progressive Web Apps are the future of all mankind. They’ll bring world peace, end hunger, save the rainbows and unicorns, bring balance to the force, and a whole lot more. In the process, they might even push the mobile web forward, bring parity to web and native apps, and help mobile developers reach more users beyond the confines of the app stores.

That all sounds great…but what are Progressive Web Apps, exactly?

“A Progressive Web App uses modern web capabilities to deliver an app-like user experience.” – Progressive Web Apps

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Guests at the event

Seacom Foundation Day: Giving beyond the usual basket

Imagine giving gifts during your birthday instead of receiving any on the same day: That is what Seacom did for Swahilipot Hub here in Mombasa.

Swahilipot Hub came about first as an idea by the youth-loving patron and mentor, Mr. Mahmoud Noor early this year. From the inspiration of the tranquil splendor of the Swahili Culture’s compound neighboring the famous Fort Jesus; the rear section of the compound overlooks the ocean. Standing there is a family house that would witness to a hundred years and counting, that is where Swahilipot hub is located. With a well-manicured slope leading to the blue waters of the Indian Ocean while at the same time overlooking the distinguished English Point Marina amongst other elegant hotels aligned along the sandy beaches of this awesome city of Mombasa. Read more

Dance training by Joseph Gichinga – (Jose Contez) From The Theatre Company


This is what we believe; there are things in this world more powerful than words. A single look, a shifting weight, a hand, a finger can seduce you; can make you believe in magic. Movement is dance and dance is magic, teaching and sharing my experiences with the performers in Mombasa was a powerful experience.

My main focus was on modern contemporary dance, the challenges we go through in creating for certain audiences, how to approach and communicate performances creating magic on stage with movement, Because movement is the most basic form of communication for every human being in earth. Majoring in dance and choreography requires talent, discipline and hard work, whether your ultimate goal is performance or teaching, dance takes time and serious dedication. Read more