Isaya Yunge

Ashoka Fellow SomApp Foundation

Categories: Alumni, Ashoka Fellows, East Africa, Social Entrepreneurs

***Alumnus of the Ashoka Visionary Program (East Africa) 2021/2022***

Isaya Yunge is an unshakable optimist, futurist, and visionary thinker with a rare intellect. With a passion for social entrepreneurship and technology, Isaya is an enthusiast who turns ideas into reality, and is a tireless advocate for youth involvement in creating innovative solutions that impact people’s lives.

He is the Executive Director at SOMAPP Foundation, a social enterprise that is working to transform education and re-skilling of digital skills to young people powered by SomApp as a platform to share fully funded scholarships. Isaya Yunge is an Ashoka Fellow and was recognized by Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 as a promising changemaker in the continent and received “The Queens Young Leaders Award 2018” from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, — for his work using technology to impact communities and lives with sustainable digital solutions. As an alumnus of the Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program, Isaya is passionate about advocating for a digital economy and tech startup-friendly environment, with the goal of inspiring innovation and African technological advancement and social systems transformation.

Isaya is actively involved in the ideation, design, and product development of Afribit a health focused smartwatch as product design lead combining his experience of the African culture, use centric-designs, consumer behaviors, and his keen understanding of the price point and affordability need of services and products for the low-income African consumers.He spoke at the G8 Summit in Berlin Germany at the age of 17, after being selected as the UNICEF Africa Youth Ambassador at the G8 2007.

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