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    About TOP

    TOP aims to create a global network of people and projects supporting each other to solve authentic
    problems such as hunger, poverty, water pollution and personal safety.
    TOP is creating a revolution in the approach of solving these issues through training local Non
    Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in identifying their own problems, creatively finding a local
    solution using local resources, rather than waiting for foreign aid.
    This approach is creating a dramatic shift from the beggar mindset to self support mindset.
    TOP Kenya was started 4 years ago by Philippe Scheimann, and Eyal Bloch in cooperation with 6
    NGOs and companies that have gone through Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) training.
    In 2017 and in 2018, TOP led a “Connectedness and Leadership" course for social entrepreneurs
    affiliated to TOP Kenya, combining ESD, technology and permaculture.
    In addition, TOP is also focusing on training how to document and share the processes and the
    solutions, so that they can be learned adjusted & implemented to other parts of Africa and the world.

     

    Here is a very short sample of the activities of TOP Kenya Founding Organizations:

    • RODI (Resource Oriented Development Initiative): works with schools and prisons. Prisoners grow their own food, and become permaculture specialists

    • YARD: works with young girls at risk / prostitutes and teaches them to work in cosmetic salons/hairdressers.

    • SHOPHAR: a former headmaster, whose school and water purification system was visited by the President of Kenya and presented ESD at the UN in 2016.

    • ELIMU TV: broadcasts educational content to children who can't afford to go to school

    • SCOPE: a network of 18 NGOs introducing permaculture in schools

    • KWEN: a network of 6000 women entrepreneurs using table banking and micro financing.

       

    TOP has also made partnership agreements with other companies providing needed solutions:
    - GOIP Group, an IT company located in Kenya providing call centers for teachers. GOIP collaborates with TOP Kenya for setting up a call center, eplatform and an incubator developing PermaTech (Permaculture + HiTech) solutions for African farmers.
    - Prof. Sylviane Toporkoff, partner at items.fr, President of the Global Forum think tank conference is partner to TOP global.
    - Strauss Energy is a Kenyan company developing special solar panels and a way to produce water from humid air.

    - Thoughtgraph is a British company developing Debategraph.org, a web platform for visualizing and sharing information networks of thoughts.

     

     

    What has TOP done so far? TOP members are working on the following:
    - Collaboration with GoIP group for set up of a call center and incubator developing PermaTech
    (Permaculture + HiTech) solutions for African farmers. It can improve the yields and the
    income of many farmers, while reducing the use of pesticides and herbicides and increasing
    the consumption of healthier food.
    - Built his own CNC machine (Arduino and Raspberry PI) and already received some orders.
    This can help to use local resources, increase productivity and create jobs.
    -Built a plastic upcycling machine producing several products like oil, diesel from plastic, a
    machine that can help schools reduce their energy bills while reducing garbage.
    - Several others are setting up Steve’s Garage Kenya to train youth how to create their own
    simple, inexpensive and practical computers and robots to solve numerous technical issues.
    - Creating a receiver for the educational TV to $1K instead of $10K, in order to help
    thousands of pupils who dropped from schools due to poverty to study through the
    educational channel.
    - Building green-walls to help locals use vertical walls to produce healthy food which can also
    contribute to increase the income of people, school and communities in a very simple way,
    using plastic bottles and containers.

     

    What makes TOP special from the other organizations ?
    1. We do not provide financial support to the local organizations
    2. We provide training locals to lead their own way to solve their own problems through Education for
    Sustainable Development and technical education
    3. Encouraging the participants to create their own companies with a social impact
    4. Local organizations participate in financing the courses.
    5. Mixing of the spirit of Israel, the start-up nation, bringing the best trainers and professional
    volunteers.

     

    The TOP platform provides:

    • Holistic solutions encompassing economic & social/environmental factors
    • Explanations about how to solve problems, comprising multimedia illustrations (photos, clips), text, and open source software, if necessary
    • A list of the makers/inventors involved in the creation of the solutions with whom you can communicate directly
    • The opportunity to learn, contribute, apply and/or modify the existing solutions, and present new challenges

    TOP…

    • Addresses basic life necessities
    • Improves quality of life
    • Offers solutions based on simple and available materials, tools, and techniques so that they are fully sustainable
    • Offers solutions that are easily duplicated
    • Ensures minimum maintenance costs

    TOP technology distribution

    • TOP technology is distributed under a public treaty to be accessible to people in wherever they live.
    • TOP technology solutions and distribution models address social, economic, and environmental issues
    • TOP inventors and contributors are credited and fairly endorsed

    TOP Global invites organizations to be part of the alliance and contribute to its development.

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