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Lead education innovation in Kenya
Become a Metis Fellow. 


The 21st century requires skills like critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration. But many of our schools rely on rote-learning. This must change. Because only by giving our children a better education can we build a better world. 


Won’t you  join us?


Through our 6-month Fellowship program, Metis identifies Kenyan leaders with a vision for transforming teaching and learning. We then provide the tools, resources, mentors, and community necessary to bring their innovations to life.

To date, we’ve supported 130 fellows, who create high-quality learning experiences impacting 1,500,000+ learners across Kenya. With Metis support, Fellows start and strengthen schools, programs, and technology. 

Meet previous Fellows here. Meet our global network of Metis Mentors here.




To be eligible for the Metis Fellowship you must:

Lead change within a nonprofit, private or public school, government agency,  edtech company, or research institution

Be a Kenyan currently residing in the country.

Participate fully:

Participate in virtual monthly Communities of Learning 

Be available in-person for our fellowship retreat in Nairobi County from 9th-11th June 

Dedicate approximately 10+ hours per month of work on your initiative both virtually and in person.

Make your financial contribution in a timely manner. Scholarships are available to all applicants.

What’s in it for you? 

Get ready for a transformational 6 months of learning! The Fellowship includes both in-person and synchronous and asynchronous virtual components. 


In your six months as a Metis fellow, you will

gain access to:

Curriculum: Receive guidance in the METIS Way, a design-thinking approach to strengthen your education innovation.

Community of Learning: Kickoff retreat + monthly virtual modules: workshops, guest speakers, site visits, readings, tools, and resources linked to practical innovation project, that equip Fellows with the mindsets and skills to:

Reimagine Education, learning with and from other Fellows about education innovations around the world

Design Innovations that improve education quality and learning outcomes—particularly considering the COVID-19 crisis 

Coaching: Individualized support to strengthen skills and overcome growth areas (such as strategy, program design, goal setting and execution, impact measurement).

Curated connections: To sources of talent, capital, and opportunities for thought leadership.


“Metis helped me step into my power! The Fellowship curriculum and coaching tremendously helped me to define and launch my bold idea for girls empowerment. I piloted clubs for 400 teenagers in 3 informal settlements. My Metis experience and project were my booster within my organization. I was promoted as the Director of Gender and Children’s Empowerment, ensuring our thousands of students are safe and thriving.”

Lillian Wamuyu, Bridge International Academies


“Without the METIS way curriculum, I would not have survived Covid-19 and Makini’s shift to e-learning. Metis taught me the skills to continuously iterate!” 

Immaculate Musambi, Principal Makini School

What we look for in applicants


In your application and on Finalist day, our selection committee looks for:

Growth Mindset:  Are you dedicated to personal and professional growth?  

Leadership:  Are you deeply committed and passionate about high quality education for all?

Collaboration: Are you willing to listen, learn, collaborate and support the work of others in the community?

In your application and on finalist day, the selection committee looks for innovators

who are dedicated to :

A growth mindset



Gaining funding, visibility & increased support

Scales his impact through sharing his model for adaptation across Kenya. 


“Metis was that AHA moment for me! Before, I thought I was in a cocoon trying to make change by myself. Now I have a community that can help me through my struggles and help me achieve my goals”

- Julie Auma, Head of Academy, 

Africa Yoga Project

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