Silicon Rainforest provides mentorship and grants to small companies that have the potential to make a big difference. We believe that by promoting the development of socially responsible community enterprises we can most effectively contribute to economic development in struggling regions.
For over a year Silicon Rainforest has been running virtual employment programs around the world and providing in-person English and job training workshops as well as distance learning programs to help people find higher paying employment. Our current leading program, the Kenya Virtual Employment Program, helps families in Kenya sustain themselves by doing higher paying work through the internet.
Silicon Rainforest has worked with communities, schools, and individuals to run laptop drives, outreach programs, and logistics to transport unutilized computer equipment to Central America and Kenya. We believe that providing internet and computer access in conjunction with education and opportunities can enrich lives, promote many development objectives, and even overcome poverty.