About Us

‘Hands Up Kenya’ is a not-for-profit initiative that brings together a network of successful international and Kenyan entrepreneurs, business leaders and change-makers who are eager to give back to their communities.

Our goal is provide Kenyan youth access to professional mentorship, employment and career development opportunities in order to address the barriers that prevent them from achieving their full potential.

Our inaugural conference will be held in March, 2018 in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. This day-long event will be the first in a series of similar platforms that feature workshops, speeches, an on-site career fair and networking events led by accomplished professionals and passionate mentors.

Through our events and platforms, we aim to promote tools and approaches that have been proven to elevate standards of living, promote business creation, build robust communities and empower youth to grow and fulfill their potential. These tools include peer-to-peer learning, entrepreneurship, mentorship, skill development and the cultivation of robust and powerful networks driven by passion, ambition and commitment to community.

Learn more about our first conference here.


Our Co-Founder, Darryl Judd, meeting with Abdulaziz Ali from Lancet.


Our Co-Founder, Darryl Judd, meeting with Pastor Yohan Kim, Chairman, IYF Kenya.