We are leveling the playing field: everyone deserves modern tools


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

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

Latest Posts


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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My Niece hosting the after school program, she is eight

I cannot think of a better success story than the one of my niece Michelle. In the above picture, she collected all her neighborhood friends and walked them through the different programs. She goes to a different school, she is one grade higher than the highest Zawadi Prep class. She collects all the neighborhood kids and hosts the after-school program. She sits in the middle so she can monitor and guide all of them.

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He is not skipping school again

Boi, one of the kids sitting here missed weeks of school. In Mogotio, Kenya, as in many other parts of the country, students walk to school. Boi would leave home fully dressed, but never made it school. He would just hang around town until it is was time to go home. One morning, I found him playing in the town, waiting for his other friends. I told to him about the computers and that we were introducing some fun games at the school that day.

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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
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