We connect companies with the next generation of creative talent.

Without creative minds pushing for change, inciting innovation and inventing ideas, organisations will not grow and succeed.

Creativity and innovation are vital for any business seeking to be ahead of market and offer clients the cutting edge solutions they expect.

This is what leading businesses say:

"Innovation is vital to the growth and profitability of company." (More)

"Acquiring the right creative talent is "the number one practice" for improving innovation within a company." (More)

"Creativity has become the number one skill companies need." (More)

"The future jobs market will require a higher creativity as part of the candidate’s core skill set." (More)

"Demand for creativity will rise sharply as automation plays a bigger role." (More)

    Business leaders:

    Partner with us and grow and succeed

    Creativity is driving business innovation. Innovation is vital to the growth and profitability of company. However, many companies struggle to recruit employees that are creative. Reason is - many schools do not teach creativity and many young people lose their creative talent by the time they are 25.


    For over 13 years, MASK has trained and discovered high-performing young creatives in Kenya. Now, this is your opportunity to introduce next generational talent into your workplace. From engineers and programmers, to architects and designers, MASK’s inspiring minds are a true asset to any company.

    Partner with us and see how your company can benefit.


    Set up MASK Awards prizes


    Make cash or

    in-kind contributions


    Introduce our talent into your workplace

    We can connect our creative young people with your company for an internship or direct employment. Our extensive database is full to the brim with inspiring minds. 


    Train your existing employees with us

    We can tailor the programmes which we teach to our young people and offer you the innovation training suitable to your employees at all levels. 'Lead Creativity. Manage Innovation' helps you to reconcile innovation leadership with innovation management, and 'Team Creativity' - to motivate team-creativity and integrate it into you company culture.

    £12,000 will support our MASK Awards schools and community outreach in Kenya.

    £25,000 will produce creativity-teaching manuals for schools that could change a generation’s abilities for innovation.

    £35,000 will establish a creativity hub in Kenya that can bring lasting benefits to many young Africans and educators.

    Set up internships or cash prizes for our annual MASK Awards that reach 12 countries in Africa, has global audiences of over 650,000 people, and partnered by Kenyan leading media houses.

    Name the prizes after your company to promote it nationally and internationally while motivating the nations' young innovation. Award the prizea at our Awards Ceremony in Nairobi.


    case study

    In 2019, Unilever East Africa joined our mission to support creativity education offering 3-month fully paid internships to the MASK Awards winners. In October 2019, Dani Wijenje,18, and Jesse Otumba, 23, from Kenya received their prizes awarded by Elsie Wandera, CEO, Unilever's Heroes for Change.

    During the internships, starting in January 2021, Dani and Jesie will shadow senior directors and work at Unilever’s social mobilisation program, Heroes for Change. 

    “Truly inspiring and great to see such a strong impact coming through creativity.” Justin Apsey, Managing Director East Africa, Unilever.

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    Images on this page by MASK creative talent: Staice Shitanda, William Mukiri

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