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.Read more
KEYBOARDS FOR AFRICA
We are leveling the playing field: everyone deserves modern toolsDONATE COMPUTERS
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.
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.
More schools should reach beyond the 21st century, no matter where
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