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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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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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How it all started

My name is Nelly Cheboi. I am the co-founder of TechLit Africa, techlitafrica.org. TechLit Africa fosters a more technologically literate Africa by building computer labs in schools. We are more than just access, we strive for effective use. We aim to consistently monitor key indicators of digital literacy and collect feedback from our students and their communities. 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.

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