The Kheprw Institute (KI) is a community empowerment center driven by the guiding principle of "community empowerment through self-mastery." We believe that people can use their gifts, passions, skills, and talents to empower themselves and in turn help empower others and the community. Our definition of social entrepreneurship is not centered on financial profit but profit through human development and human impact. Open Source Activism is a youth-led initiative focused on skill acquisition and community building.
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Open Source Activism (OSA) is an initiative developed to explore ways to use technology to meet community needs and as a tool for transformative social change, in particular mobile web application development. We are focusing on developing a community calendar and directory, a prescription and medication reminder, and a community health worker application. These applications help to demonstrate that mobile web applications have practical applications in community empowerment, community organizing, and transformative social change.
The name Open Source Activism comes from our community-based approach to mobile web application development. Open source software is generally software that is free and community-developed. Since anyone can have a hand in developing and maintaining a piece of software, a community is formed around that project. At KI, we are creating community by bringing together a diverse group of people interested in learning how to develop mobile web applications to meet community needs.