(6/19) Recap 2021 - Homecoming
My family didn’t have food growing up, and our home wasn’t safe or even dry. I wanted to change the narrative of kids growing up in communities like mine. I wanted to fix poverty, and for good this time.
As a child going to Mogotio Primary, I spent every waking moment studying. It’s where my journey started, so it’s fitting that it’s where TechLit ran its first computer class.
In May this year we officially started our first computer class in Mogotio Primary. The air was electric with kids asking when and how they could start, and teachers watching in awe and disbelief.
In Kiswahili have a word for homecoming, but when you bring progress with you. Teachers that knew me as a bright young girl said I came with “maendeleo.”
This was a turning point for TechLit. From this day on, we taught computer classes every school-day. In a school of even 1,000 students, we see each student at least twice per week. This was proof that our pilot program could work.
About The Author
Tyler Cinnamon is a American programmer and entrepreneur. He started TechLit Africa with Nelly Cheboi in 2018 to disrupt poverty with used IT devices.