Who we are
Uniport was founded in 2018 by Gerald Gonzenbach and Tobias Ursprung, two entrepreneurs with a long professional experience in the financial services industry. The Uniport Schweiz Association was set up in Switzerland in the second semester of 2018 as a not-for-profit organization with its tax-exempt status formally approved in 2019.
The two founders saw the urgent need to foster the education of top qualified students, lacking the necessary financial means. They set themselves two goals:
i) to empower each student to realise her/his potential
ii) to enable Kenya to maximise the benefits drawn from its own best human resources.
They also believe that the private sector can support the realisation of these goals not only in developed, but also in other selected emerging countries by strictly applying impact-based entrepreneurial practices.
Members of the Board of Uniport Kenya are committed to supporting the organization, not only with strategic leadership, but if needed also on the operative level.
Members of the Board have been and continue to be actively involved in the build-up of Uniport Kenya, primarily on the strategic and sometimes even on the operative level.
Our Core Beliefs
Enable bright African students to pursue their chosen field of study through the provisioning of tailored student loans – irrespective of gender, financial and ethnical background.
Strengthen the economic, social and ultimately peaceful development of the Kenyan society thanks to a contribution to well educated next generations.