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The library of the world to the children of the world

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Everyone deserves modern tools

Digital technology has transformed how the world learns, does business and leads. But those who have the most to gain from modern tools are left without them, despite the vast surplus of technology thrown away every year.

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About Us

Our Beliefs

We believe that everybody should live on a level playing field, and that adoption of technology is the most effective equalizer.

Our Mission

We are leveling the playing field: everyone deserves modern tools.We repurpose surplus technology for communities to educate, do business and lead.

Our Vision

Africans are able to solve their problems with technology.

We are more than just access, we ensure effective use.

We believe that everyone deserves a level playing field, and that redistribution and adoption of technology is the most effective equalizer. We level the playing field for families in Africa by building computer labs in their local schools, equipped with games, videos and lessons from our open-source curriculum software. Our research leads us to believe that this will increase GDP, decrease unemployment and improve the quality of life for any African country we partner with.

Rough estimates tell us that there could be dozens of millions of upgraded computer workstations in the United States every year. Many companies will destroy and recycle these machines unless they have an easy alternative. We put used technology like computers and networking equipment to use by placing them in African schools.

Self-reliant students

Our curriculum is optimized for self-teaching, reducing the need for supervision. We empower teachers and students to act as their own technical support when IT challenges arise.

Self-sustaining communities

We encourage local businesses and governments to work with students of our after-hours programs to develop technical building blocks to accelerate growth.

Equipment Donations

We distribute computers to schools in Africa. These computers are equipped with all the things you would find in a first-rate computer lab.

We accept laptops, desktops, monitors, keyboards, mice and network switches.

You can fill out this survey or email if you have any equipment to donate


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Our Team


Nelly Cheboi

Co-founder | Executive Director


Tyler Cinnamon

Co-founder | Chief Operating Officer


Jane Bahls



Emmanuel Marfo


Jack O'Donnell


Earl Moore

Jivko Bojinov

Jivko Bojinov

June 20, 2019

Education should be preparing students for the skills that's asked 5 -10 years from now and everyone deserves access to it.

Eyoel Berhane

Eyoel Berhane

April 15, 2019

More schools should reach beyond the 21st century, no matter where

Lucas Perez

Lucas Perez

May 16, 2019

An old laptop changed my life ten years ago, reusing forgotten technology to help others is a goal that all of us can share without any barriers

Ken Underhill, CEH, CHFI, MSCSIA

Ken Underhill, CEH, CHFI, MSCSIA

May 20, 2019

I grew up poor and education was my way out. I went from being a kid with no economic chance at college to holding a Master's degree in cyber security and giving back as an adjunct professor of Digital Forensics. I am a firm believer that education can change lives and that is why I support Nelly and her team at TechLit Africa. The entire cyber security industry should get behind this movement to impact the world and educate the next generation of cyber warriors.

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Our 2019 Goals

Ten More Computer Labs Because of the success of our pilot lab, we are expanding this project. We have identified a handful of schools that are enthusiastic about this opportunity and have the volunteers and the space required to be a successful part of this project. With your support, we will install ten new computer labs, serving an estimated 2,000 rural Africans this year. Each lab will be complete with ten or more workstations and updated content, all served over WiFi.

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Tyler's Story

My name is Tyler Cinnamon. I am the co-founder of TechLit Africa. TechLit re-purposes surplus technology for communities to learn, do business and lead. Despite the vast surplus of devices worldwide, those who have the most to gain from modern tools are often left without them. I grew up in a small town in outside of Chicago, Illinois. If you grew up in a community like mine, you had answers all around you.

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Building computer labs in schools in Africa

My name is Nelly Cheboi. I am the co-founder of TechLit Africa, an organization that fosters a more technologically literate Africa by building computer labs in African schools. I was raised in Mogotio, Kenya, in abject poverty. At nine years old, I collected wild vegetables on my way from school to cook for my younger sister. The only way I knew out was by studying. So I studied. I studied hard.

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Contact Details

Technologically Literate Africa Limited was registered as an Illinois not-for-profit organization on December 10th, 2018. TechLit’s registered agent can be contacted at

Legalinc Corporate Services Inc.
200 East Randolph Street,
Suite 5100-38 Chicago, IL 60601
WhatsApp Only: +1 ‪(708) 831-2141‬
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