SMArt-Hostel was established in 2021 by Stephan Masuch and Diana Masuch. The hostel is located in Mowlem, next to the new Kisumu Central Bus Station.
In June 2019, we identified a huge gap concerning accommodation for students from various learning institutions in Kisumu and its environs. We then conceptualize the idea of establishing a high standard hostel to bridge the gap and provide comfort as well.
Without any limits, in a lengthy process of weighing up and taking into account all aspects that are important to us, we decided to build a student residence. The reasons for this were that it must have a social aspect, generate jobs for locals in the neighbourhood and have a benefit for the cultural community but although with a degree of luxury that has never been offered in a student residence before.
It was also important to us to create an atmosphere of well-being in which the environment invites you to learn and to live.
In 2020, we secured a small piece of land in Mowlem and started the planning process. The first groundbreaking for the foundation was done on September, 29th 2021. We are proud to let you know that the hostel will be opened for students in April 2022. Please find the pictorial illustration from groundbreaking to the current status of the building.