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Looks like they know we made Forbes 30 under 30 list.

Looks like they know we made Forbes 30 under 30 list.

@nellycheboi  is officially a Forbes 30 under 30 social impact entrepreneur!

@nellycheboi is officially a Forbes 30 under 30 social impact entrepreneur!

Tomorrow is #givingtuesday

Donating to TechLit Africa puts used computers to use in the fight against poverty. How?

We are preparing the next generation of children in Kenya for life in the digital economy. Computers and the internet are the best economic opportunity ever, so let's put used computers to work.

Tomorrow is #givingtuesday

Donating to TechLit Africa puts used computers to use in the fight against poverty. How?

We are preparing the next generation of children in Kenya for life in the digital economy. Computers and the internet are the best economic opportunity ever, so let's put used computers to work.

Happy happy birthday!

Happy happy birthday!

We're so grateful for all your support.

We're so grateful for all your support.

🔥TechLit members looking sharp!

👉Here you can see Dogo (left) and MC (right) are directing something with Kasi, Aspel and Benja.

🤔Let’s get them on LinkedIn to explain!

🔥TechLit members looking sharp!

👉Here you can see Dogo (left) and MC (right) are directing something with Kasi, Aspel and Benja.

🤔Let’s get them on LinkedIn to explain!

Over the weekend, we met Steven, who is collecting computer donations for his Eagle Scout project.

He’s already collected over 45 computers and he says he hasn’t even started!

We’re able to teach digital skills to so many thousands of kids in Kenya because of generous and driven people like Steven.

#eaglescouts #techlitafrica #empoweringyouth

Over the weekend, we met Steven, who is collecting computer donations for his Eagle Scout project.

He’s already collected over 45 computers and he says he hasn’t even started!

We’re able to teach digital skills to so many thousands of kids in Kenya because of generous and driven people like Steven.

#eaglescouts #techlitafrica #empoweringyouth

Meanwhile, Ogutu & Bowen are here competing with each other. They’re 🔥🔥 at the early levels of typing class!

Meanwhile, Ogutu & Bowen are here competing with each other. They’re 🔥🔥 at the early levels of typing class!

Earlier this year, @newworldvanlines  donated computers while we were in Kenya. A few months later, the Mombasa Relief Initiative offered to ship three pallets for us! The donation from New World and many others are now in transit to Mombasa.

Thank you @newworldvanlines ! Your donation is on it's way, and it will soon be putting in work for many years to come, changing hundreds of lives in rural Kenya.

#techlitafrica #techeducation #empower

Earlier this year, @newworldvanlines donated computers while we were in Kenya. A few months later, the Mombasa Relief Initiative offered to ship three pallets for us! The donation from New World and many others are now in transit to Mombasa.

Thank you @newworldvanlines ! Your donation is on it's way, and it will soon be putting in work for many years to come, changing hundreds of lives in rural Kenya.

#techlitafrica #techeducation #empower

"We run vertically-integrated computer classes in rural African schools with used computers. In 2021, we ran a successful pilot program: we expanded to 10 computer labs in rural Kenya, serving over 4,000 students."

Read more: https://techlitafrica.org/about

"We run vertically-integrated computer classes in rural African schools with used computers. In 2021, we ran a successful pilot program: we expanded to 10 computer labs in rural Kenya, serving over 4,000 students."

Read more: https://techlitafrica.org/about

We're shipping A TON of computers for the holidays. 👇👇👇

Here's the progress we've had so far:
👉 With just 16 computers we hosted over 1,300 students in 2019.
👉 This year we have over 4,000 children in Kenya learning computer skills twice-per-week.
👉 Next year, in 2022, we can reach over 40,000 children in Kenya.

Here's how we'll reach 40,000 more children in Kenya in 2022:
1️⃣ Ship 2,000 computers (with your help)
2️⃣ Partner with 100 more schools (who help pay local teachers)
3️⃣ Hire and train 100 more teachers (who improve our program)

Now it's your turn! Here's how you can help (we need computers and funds for shipping & customs):

💥 Donate old computers or money for shipping! Website: techlitafrica.org
💥 Ask: What does your company do with old computers? If you get us in touch with your IT manager, we can take it from there. Email: tyler@techlitafrica.org
💥 Host a fundraiser for shipping or computers! We will help you set up your fundraiser or arrange shipping.

#holidays #techlitafrica #empower

We're shipping A TON of computers for the holidays. 👇👇👇

Here's the progress we've had so far:

👉 With just 16 computers we hosted over 1,300 students in 2019.

👉 This year we have over 4,000 children in Kenya learning computer skills twice-per-week.

👉 Next year, in 2022, we can reach over 40,000 children in Kenya.

Here's how we'll reach 40,000 more children in Kenya in 2022:

1️⃣ Ship 2,000 computers (with your help)

2️⃣ Partner with 100 more schools (who help pay local teachers)

3️⃣ Hire and train 100 more teachers (who improve our program)

Now it's your turn! Here's how you can help (we need computers and funds for shipping & customs):

💥 Donate old computers or money for shipping! Website: techlitafrica.org

💥 Ask: What does your company do with old computers? If you get us in touch with your IT manager, we can take it from there. Email: tyler @techlitafrica .org

💥 Host a fundraiser for shipping or computers! We will help you set up your fundraiser or arrange shipping.

#holidays #techlitafrica #empower

"Self-regulated learning is crucial. It entails learning methods like self-monitoring, self-instruction, goal-setting, and self-reinforcement that are scalable to a broad array of challenges facing modern societies."

Read more: http://ow.ly/VmhR50GBqFs

"Self-regulated learning is crucial. It entails learning methods like self-monitoring, self-instruction, goal-setting, and self-reinforcement that are scalable to a broad array of challenges facing modern societies."

Read more: http://ow.ly/VmhR50GBqFs

Bowen and Ogutu were the first two TechLit students. They keep challenging our teachers to a touch-typing contest, but our teachers might be afraid of loosing... they haven't accepted the challenge yet.

Bowen and Ogutu were the first two TechLit students. They keep challenging our teachers to a touch-typing contest, but our teachers might be afraid of loosing... they haven't accepted the challenge yet.

Here's Allan, one of our talented teachers. While teaching classes, he is learning to code.

We import used computers and teach computer classes in rural African schools.

Here's Allan, one of our talented teachers. While teaching classes, he is learning to code.

We import used computers and teach computer classes in rural African schools.

"Recycling old computers helps to minimize the energy needed to manufacture new computers. For instance, for every million laptops you recycle, you save energy sufficient to serve 3500 homes."

Read more: http://ow.ly/89UU50GBqTy

"Recycling old computers helps to minimize the energy needed to manufacture new computers. For instance, for every million laptops you recycle, you save energy sufficient to serve 3500 homes."

Read more: http://ow.ly/89UU50GBqTy

SPR is one of our most dedicated supporters. They've donated laptops, monitors and spare parts countless times since 2019. Your donations will be preparing thousands of students to use technology in a changing world for years to come.

Thanks again, SPR!

#donate #education #technology

SPR is one of our most dedicated supporters. They've donated laptops, monitors and spare parts countless times since 2019. Your donations will be preparing thousands of students to use technology in a changing world for years to come.

Thanks again, SPR!

#donate #education #technology

"Students with a strong sense of self-actualization build a solid understanding of interest and commitment to their activities. They perceive challenges as tasks to be mastered."

Read more: http://ow.ly/o8c050GBqzf

"Students with a strong sense of self-actualization build a solid understanding of interest and commitment to their activities. They perceive challenges as tasks to be mastered."

Read more: http://ow.ly/o8c050GBqzf

Whether it's through earning a living or learning skills online, the digital economy could radically transform life in rural Africa.

Let's make it happen: https://techlitafrica.org

Whether it's through earning a living or learning skills online, the digital economy could radically transform life in rural Africa.

Let's make it happen: https://techlitafrica.org

Shout-out to Ronnie, one of our brightest teachers. He's learning to program.

All computers donated to TechLit go to the classroom. The problem is, Ronnie needs a computer to study. Anyone have a used computer for Ronnie?

Shout-out to Ronnie, one of our brightest teachers. He's learning to program.

All computers donated to TechLit go to the classroom. The problem is, Ronnie needs a computer to study. Anyone have a used computer for Ronnie?

Learn more about how we are disrupting poverty by empowering rural African youth to join the digital economy.

Follow us now:
☑️techlitafrica.org
☑️linkedin.com/company/techlit-africa/
☑️facebook.com/techlitafrica/
☑️twitter.com/techlitafrica/
☑️instagram.com/techlitafrica/

Learn more about how we are disrupting poverty by empowering rural African youth to join the digital economy.

Follow us now:

☑️techlitafrica.org

☑️linkedin.com/company/techlit-africa/

☑️facebook.com/techlitafrica/

☑️twitter.com/techlitafrica/

☑️instagram.com/techlitafrica/

These kids are learning how to join the digital economy. On average, every computer we deploy serves 20 kids for many years.

Learn more: https://techlitafrica.org

These kids are learning how to join the digital economy. On average, every computer we deploy serves 20 kids for many years.

Learn more: https://techlitafrica.org

This is Magda, one of our impressive teachers, explaining basic coding. Our students learn by example and through play.

We believe that embedding a sense of self-efficacy in our students will best prepare them for the digital economy.

Learn more: https://techlitafrica.org

This is Magda, one of our impressive teachers, explaining basic coding. Our students learn by example and through play.

We believe that embedding a sense of self-efficacy in our students will best prepare them for the digital economy.

Learn more: https://techlitafrica.org

Software changed how the we learn. However, those who have the most to gain from this change don't have computers, despite the vast surplus of used computers in developed countries.

Visit our website to learn how we're solving this problem: https://techlitafrica.org

Software changed how the we learn. However, those who have the most to gain from this change don't have computers, despite the vast surplus of used computers in developed countries.

Visit our website to learn how we're solving this problem: https://techlitafrica.org

In 2019, @shipbob  donated 20 laptops and monitors. Those laptops helped us get from zero to one, and now they're teaching A THOUSAND KIDS how bright their future can be!

Thank you @shipbob. Your donation is still putting in the work today, almost three years later.

#equity #future #shipit

In 2019, @shipbob donated 20 laptops and monitors. Those laptops helped us get from zero to one, and now they're teaching A THOUSAND KIDS how bright their future can be!

Thank you @shipbob . Your donation is still putting in the work today, almost three years later.

#equity #future #shipit

Intrinsic motivation is the secret sauce in our computer classes. Sometimes, kids just play games and learn how to use a computer in the process.

Learn how your used computers can change the world: https://techlitafrica.org

Intrinsic motivation is the secret sauce in our computer classes. Sometimes, kids just play games and learn how to use a computer in the process.

Learn how your used computers can change the world: https://techlitafrica.org

We alone are responsible for the computers you donate. We update them, repair them and replace them when needed. We secure them and are responsible when they are stolen.

Being responsible for donations means we can guarantee equal access for all students, from any neighborhood.

We alone are responsible for the computers you donate. We update them, repair them and replace them when needed. We secure them and are responsible when they are stolen.

Being responsible for donations means we can guarantee equal access for all students, from any neighborhood.

"I know TechLit will be a big bridge in making all our futures great, both me and the rest of the teachers." ~ Moha Ishmael

He's a journalist, a music producer and even a software engineer! Moha runs our operations in Kenya.

"I know TechLit will be a big bridge in making all our futures great, both me and the rest of the teachers." ~ Moha Ishmael

He's a journalist, a music producer and even a software engineer! Moha runs our operations in Kenya.

Most Kenyans looking at this can't help imagine how different their life would have been if TechLit existed when they were growing up. 

That alone speaks volume to amount of impact we are making on these students future. And we are here for all of it.

Most Kenyans looking at this can't help imagine how different their life would have been if TechLit existed when they were growing up.

That alone speaks volume to amount of impact we are making on these students future. And we are here for all of it.

We have an ambitious goal... 100 more computer labs to enable another 40,000 kids!

AMA: Ask Me Anything

We're hosting a virtual event this Thursday the 21st at 4PM CST.

AMA: Ask Me Anything

We're hosting a virtual event this Thursday the 21st at 4PM CST.

Don't look! Tech literacy loading...#empower #techliteracy #africa

Don't look! Tech literacy loading... #empower #techliteracy #africa

Our teachers are constantly learning new skills and sharing ideas. Here they are learning how to make 3D models and animations in Blender, one of a dozen creative tools we bring to rural African schools.

Do you know an organization with used computers? We will build 100 more computer labs next year, but we need more laptops!

Our teachers are constantly learning new skills and sharing ideas. Here they are learning how to make 3D models and animations in Blender, one of a dozen creative tools we bring to rural African schools.

Do you know an organization with used computers? We will build 100 more computer labs next year, but we need more laptops!

In 2019, @opploans  donated 67 computers to @techlitafrica. They have been in the classroom for months now, teaching 1400 kids valuable tech skills in a changing world. Thanks again, @opploans!

What does your org do with their used laptops?

In 2019, @opploans donated 67 computers to @techlitafrica . They have been in the classroom for months now, teaching 1400 kids valuable tech skills in a changing world. Thanks again, @opploans !

What does your org do with their used laptops?

@siriusxm  and @pandora  donated 48 laptops to TechLit Africa. Their laptops have been in the classroom for months now, teaching 1200 kids valuable skills in a changing world.

When your org donates a computer, it opens a world of hope and opportunity for dozens of rural African kids. Thanks again, @siriusxm and @pandora!

@siriusxm and @pandora donated 48 laptops to TechLit Africa. Their laptops have been in the classroom for months now, teaching 1200 kids valuable skills in a changing world.

When your org donates a computer, it opens a world of hope and opportunity for dozens of rural African kids. Thanks again, @siriusxm and @pandora !

In March you helped TechLit build its headquarters on the second floor.

As a final touch, Skylinks installed a wifi base station on the roof, which means Mogotio families can get home wifi for the first time. 

Your support was instrumental. Now we will find a way for some adults in the area to 10X their income online as we scale up our tech program for school kids. 

You can learn most things online nowadays. All you need is a computer with internet and reliable electricity. This is now possible at our headquarters! And by the time our school kids graduate, they’ll be tapping the global economy straight from the village.

Our mission isn’t complete yet. We can get a laptop into the classroom in just a few weeks and for just $50.

In March you helped TechLit build its headquarters on the second floor.

As a final touch, Skylinks installed a wifi base station on the roof, which means Mogotio families can get home wifi for the first time.

Your support was instrumental. Now we will find a way for some adults in the area to 10X their income online as we scale up our tech program for school kids.

You can learn most things online nowadays. All you need is a computer with internet and reliable electricity. This is now possible at our headquarters! And by the time our school kids graduate, they’ll be tapping the global economy straight from the village.

Our mission isn’t complete yet. We can get a laptop into the classroom in just a few weeks and for just $50.

The internet is one big party and everyone is invited. But if you were born somewhere that's offline or without computers, then you're locked out. TechLit Africa is like the key to the party.

The internet is one big party and everyone is invited. But if you were born somewhere that's offline or without computers, then you're locked out. TechLit Africa is like the key to the party.

First day of computer classes with @techlitafrica.

First day of computer classes with @techlitafrica .

This is Anan.

We started with a small room and 16 computers. Every day we saw hundreds kids. Anan, one of our first students, came early every day to help setup our intranet. 

That was in 2019, now we're the official computer literacy class in Anan's school.

This is Anan.

We started with a small room and 16 computers. Every day we saw hundreds kids. Anan, one of our first students, came early every day to help setup our intranet.

That was in 2019, now we're the official computer literacy class in Anan's school.

For $50, we can ship one laptop, which is enough to teach 20 kids for multiple years. Many rural schools already have a classroom ready for us. They have power outlets with stable electricity and extra bars on the windows for security.

For $50, we can ship one laptop, which is enough to teach 20 kids for multiple years. Many rural schools already have a classroom ready for us. They have power outlets with stable electricity and extra bars on the windows for security.

We didn't stop at touch typing. We won't stop at coding

We didn't stop at touch typing. We won't stop at coding

They may just be kids now, but what we see are engineers, leaders and artists

They may just be kids now, but what we see are engineers, leaders and artists

We learn from our students as much as they learn from us. We are building a custom linux desktop with curriculum that adapts to learning curve.

We learn from our students as much as they learn from us. We are building a custom linux desktop with curriculum that adapts to learning curve.

These two are learning to use the mouse. It won't be long before they're coding their own games.

These two are learning to use the mouse. It won't be long before they're coding their own games.

Students love our computer classes. We know this because many principals say their attendance has gone up

Students love our computer classes. We know this because many principals say their attendance has gone up

Remember when this building started in March. Well it is done. 

We didn't know we could make it this far, leave alone finishing it. 

Wherever you are dance with us 💃💃💃💃💃💃💃

Remember when this building started in March. Well it is done.

We didn't know we could make it this far, leave alone finishing it.

Wherever you are dance with us 💃💃💃💃💃💃💃

We like to start at 1st grade, but at many of our schools, the pre-school kids insist they deserve computer time. These kids are so small, we have to lift them onto that bench

We like to start at 1st grade, but at many of our schools, the pre-school kids insist they deserve computer time. These kids are so small, we have to lift them onto that bench

After graduating with a computer science degree, I  had to practice touch-typing for six months before I could pass a coding interview.

We are changing this story for 4,000 students. Next year, we will change another 40,000 stories.

After graduating with a computer science degree, I had to practice touch-typing for six months before I could pass a coding interview.

We are changing this story for 4,000 students. Next year, we will change another 40,000 stories.

EMPOWERED.

EMPOWERED.

We are looking for 4,000 computer donations for our next 100 computer labs! Thanks to our newest shipping partners it takes 14 days  to get these computers from your hands into the hands of these kids.

We are looking for 4,000 computer donations for our next 100 computer labs! Thanks to our newest shipping partners it takes 14 days to get these computers from your hands into the hands of these kids.

There is so much hope in just one picture.

There is so much hope in just one picture.

It is one thing to set up computers. Our genuine, empathetic teachers bring them to life.

It is one thing to set up computers. Our genuine, empathetic teachers bring them to life.

Thank you @ibottaapp  for the computer donations. They arrived safely

Thank you @ibottaapp for the computer donations. They arrived safely

We are about to roll out coding classes at all our 10 labs. That will be 4,000+ kids learning to code as part of their primary education.

We are about to roll out coding classes at all our 10 labs. That will be 4,000+ kids learning to code as part of their primary education.

Our first teacher's institute

Our first teacher's institute

How many motorbikes do you see?

How many motorbikes do you see?

⚠️ caution ⚠️ coders at work.

⚠️ caution ⚠️ coders at work.

We were really excited to receive equipment donation, in Kenya, from Denver.

This is such a huge win for us. It means that you can now ship computer donations straight to the kids in Kenya.

We were really excited to receive equipment donation, in Kenya, from Denver.

This is such a huge win for us. It means that you can now ship computer donations straight to the kids in Kenya.

The one on the right, also going four floors, is a challenge for another summer. For now I can't believe we will be finishing this wing in a few weeks.

The one on the right, also going four floors, is a challenge for another summer. For now I can't believe we will be finishing this wing in a few weeks.

Five months later and I am really ready for a vacation. 

Thank you for following our journey these past five months. You should up daily and cheered us on. 

Tomorrow we fly back to get ready for the next 100 computer labs. 

We will leave Mogotio with 👏👏:

🐣 4000 Kids touch typing and well on their way to coding

🏫 A four storied tech-campus transforming every segment of the population
ğŸ‘©â€ğŸŽ¨ A vocational school working with various community members 
❣️10 computer labs in schools where more than 95% of the kids had never used a computer before
❤️ Twenty TechLit Africa champions working with kids everyday to provide the best tech curriculum there is

Five months later and I am really ready for a vacation.

Thank you for following our journey these past five months. You should up daily and cheered us on.

Tomorrow we fly back to get ready for the next 100 computer labs.

We will leave Mogotio with 👏👏:

🐣 4000 Kids touch typing and well on their way to coding

🏫 A four storied tech-campus transforming every segment of the population

ğŸ‘©â€ğŸŽ¨ A vocational school working with various community members

❣️10 computer labs in schools where more than 95% of the kids had never used a computer before

❤️ Twenty TechLit Africa champions working with kids everyday to provide the best tech curriculum there is

Yep we did it!!! 10 computer labs up and running 💃💃💃

1000% Year over year growth sounds cool. We are doing 100 labs next year.

Yep we did it!!! 10 computer labs up and running 💃💃💃

1000% Year over year growth sounds cool. We are doing 100 labs next year.

tenth computer lab loading

I guess we know who is the funny one.

I guess we know who is the funny one.

We are so excited to tell you all about our collaboration with the wonderful company @codeyourdreams 

Through the collaboration, we implemented an awesome, new curriculum for our students in Kenya 

Big thanks to @codeyourdreams we love you and can’t wait to see what the future holds!

We are so excited to tell you all about our collaboration with the wonderful company @codeyourdreams

Through the collaboration, we implemented an awesome, new curriculum for our students in Kenya

Big thanks to @codeyourdreams we love you and can’t wait to see what the future holds!

My secret? I just start and then do everything in my power not to stop.

My secret? I just start and then do everything in my power not to stop.

A global citizen in the making.

A global citizen in the making.

Happy weekend

Happy weekend

Navy and Gold all the way ❣️. 
Proud @augustana_illinois  alumn

Navy and Gold all the way ❣️.

Proud @augustana_illinois alumn

They moved in 🥰🤗

They moved in 🥰🤗

Hi Millicent 🤗.

Hi Millicent 🤗.

Is it our turn yet?

Is it our turn yet?

We are really proud of how impactful the hair school has been.

We are really proud of how impactful the hair school has been.

As a kid I used to be believe that if something is pretty bad then people are working on it. As I got older I noticed I am "people" and I should work on the things that need fixing.

Distributing the tech leverage is my fight.

As a kid I used to be believe that if something is pretty bad then people are working on it. As I got older I noticed I am "people" and I should work on the things that need fixing.

Distributing the tech leverage is my fight.

It was a close-four-schools in day kinda day 👑👸👏

It was a close-four-schools in day kinda day 👑👸👏

This is Irene. She codes now.

This is Irene. She codes now.

Learn more about the amazing Open Lab we just hosted!

We were so excited to see hundreds of passionate kids come into the lab and learn during their Summer Break!

We can’t wait to do this again!

Learn more about the amazing Open Lab we just hosted!

We were so excited to see hundreds of passionate kids come into the lab and learn during their Summer Break!

We can’t wait to do this again!

It has been a minute 🤗🤗🤗🤗

It has been a minute 🤗🤗🤗🤗

It's back to school alright.

It's back to school alright.

It is balance your milk on your head kinda day 😍.

Happy August

It is balance your milk on your head kinda day 😍.

Happy August

The longest Tyler has been away from the keyboard in a really long time. Though he seems to be looking something up.

He is been working tireless to making our product really intuitive and engaging for the kids.

The longest Tyler has been away from the keyboard in a really long time. Though he seems to be looking something up.

He is been working tireless to making our product really intuitive and engaging for the kids.

We will miss you Brie ❣️

Thank you for the coding curriculum

We will miss you Brie ❣️

Thank you for the coding curriculum

Bri incorporated "loops" into their favorite game and it was the coolest thing ever.

Bri incorporated "loops" into their favorite game and it was the coolest thing ever.

We built a mobile App today thanks to @codeyourdreams  awesome coding curriculum.

We built a mobile App today thanks to @codeyourdreams awesome coding curriculum.

We host an “open lab” when schools are on break. 

We love that we could accommodate kids that don't have a TechLit lab in their schools yet.

We host an “open lab” when schools are on break.

We love that we could accommodate kids that don't have a TechLit lab in their schools yet.

Back to school tomorrow. Today we safari

Back to school tomorrow. Today we safari

@codeyourdreams in town

@codeyourdreams in town

MC Rocky hosted a talent show. We had to turn up

It takes a village to change the world. 

Have you seen our meet the team music video yet? 👉link in the bio

It takes a village to change the world.

Have you seen our meet the team music video yet? 👉link in the bio

Our last columns, we are wrapping this building up ğŸ‘ğŸŽ‰â¤ï¸

Our last columns, we are wrapping this building up ğŸ‘ğŸŽ‰â¤ï¸

We are so happy to share more about the first five computer labs we’ve built in the past two months! 

Working with these children and their schools has been incredible, and we are so happy to see them loving their computer labs.

Stay tuned for future updates about the 5 remaining labs within the next month!

We are so happy to share more about the first five computer labs we’ve built in the past two months!

Working with these children and their schools has been incredible, and we are so happy to see them loving their computer labs.

Stay tuned for future updates about the 5 remaining labs within the next month!

@darlingkenya  has been generous enough to help us kickstart our vocational school. 

Hair Dressing is such a lucrative skill in most Kenyan communities. After the three month course they can start their own business or be employed locally.

@darlingkenya has been generous enough to help us kickstart our vocational school.

Hair Dressing is such a lucrative skill in most Kenyan communities. After the three month course they can start their own business or be employed locally.

Happy Happy Birthday Tyler. 

We  have the most awesome and technologically advanced computer labs because of you. Keep killing it 👏

Happy Happy Birthday Tyler.

We have the most awesome and technologically advanced computer labs because of you. Keep killing it 👏

When you see this, you know we are about to wrap up another floor ğŸ¤—ğŸ‘ğŸŽ‰

When you see this, you know we are about to wrap up another floor ğŸ¤—ğŸ‘ğŸŽ‰

Ready to meet the team?

Ready to meet the team?

On our way to install our seventh lab. 

Rocky is holding 20 laptops.

On our way to install our seventh lab.

Rocky is holding 20 laptops.

I know exactly how Africa would look when TechLit succeeds.

Checkout this snippet from our upcoming documentary and join the movement.

We have worked with over 3,500 the past six weeks. One thing is consistent across all these schools and kids. 

They are genuinely happy to see us.

We have worked with over 3,500 the past six weeks. One thing is consistent across all these schools and kids.

They are genuinely happy to see us.

Get to know us a little better and become a part of our community!

Get to know us a little better and become a part of our community!

This is the kind of welcome you get here at Zawadi Yetu. Just be ready for a really big hug.

This is the kind of welcome you get here at Zawadi Yetu. Just be ready for a really big hug.

One of our board members was surprised we could fit four people on a motorbike.

The third floor will provide a safe and quiet place for kids to learn and catch up  on their studies. 

I grew up studying at the hospital verandah until 2 AM when my mom could not afford kerosene. I am excited that future generation of kids, especially girls, don't have to do that.

The third floor will provide a safe and quiet place for kids to learn and catch up on their studies.

I grew up studying at the hospital verandah until 2 AM when my mom could not afford kerosene. I am excited that future generation of kids, especially girls, don't have to do that.

Meet Allan and Rocky. 

Some of our awesome teachers.

Meet Allan and Rocky.

Some of our awesome teachers.

Building an organization is not easy. Genuine smiles like make it worthwhile

Building an organization is not easy. Genuine smiles like make it worthwhile

He wanted to ace touch typing on every machine on the lab 😮

He wanted to ace touch typing on every machine on the lab 😮

We've got this 💪. Our fifth lab is up and running. 

5 down, 5 more to go.

We've got this 💪. Our fifth lab is up and running.

5 down, 5 more to go.

Happy holidays ğŸŽ‰

Happy holidays ğŸŽ‰

Computer Literacy brought to you in your tribal language. It doesn't get more awesome than that

Do you remember your first touch typing class?

Do you remember your first touch typing class?

How we roll into schools about to spread the tech leverage to hundreds of students.

How we roll into schools about to spread the tech leverage to hundreds of students.

We just found a way to get these computers in the hands of the kids in within two weeks 💃💃💃

We would like to thank The Network members. They have generously invested in these kids month in month out. To join the impact follow the link in the bio

We just found a way to get these computers in the hands of the kids in within two weeks 💃💃💃

We would like to thank The Network members. They have generously invested in these kids month in month out. To join the impact follow the link in the bio

Our headquarters is pretty much done. Thank you for all your support.

Our headquarters is pretty much done. Thank you for all your support.

You are going to have a great week!

Here is cheerful music video to guarantee it (link in the bio)

You are going to have a great week!

Here is cheerful music video to guarantee it (link in the bio)

You see this two in a room together and you know something great is about to drop. You might already seen their latest work 👉TechLit Music Video(Link in the bio)

Can you guess what they are working on right now? A TechLit documentary! We will have one in a week or so.

You see this two in a room together and you know something great is about to drop. You might already seen their latest work 👉TechLit Music Video(Link in the bio)

Can you guess what they are working on right now? A TechLit documentary! We will have one in a week or so.

I can't get over these lights. 

As a kid, I knew that only cities had street lights. Now every-time I walk out the classrooms, I temporarily forget I am in Mogotio.

I can't get over these lights.

As a kid, I knew that only cities had street lights. Now every-time I walk out the classrooms, I temporarily forget I am in Mogotio.

We could tell you all about our fourth lab but I think Dogo beats us to it with his catchy tunes. Make sure to checkout the music video he made (youtube link in bio)

We could tell you all about our fourth lab but I think Dogo beats us to it with his catchy tunes. Make sure to checkout the music video he made (youtube link in bio)

@dogo.flower puts us in a music video. Catch the full song on YouTube (link in the bio)

@dogo .flower puts us in a music video. Catch the full song on YouTube (link in the bio)

A good looking potato to introduce our third lab. 

We plan to install 10 computer labs before August.

A good looking potato to introduce our third lab.

We plan to install 10 computer labs before August.

new lights, who dis?

new lights, who dis?

Not everyday you get to see a major railway. being built

Not everyday you get to see a major railway. being built

We replaced our run today with hike up and around Mt. Longonot crater's. It was breeze 💪. We can't wait to hike it with you when you come visit 🌁🚶‍♀️🦓🦒.

We replaced our run today with hike up and around Mt. Longonot crater's. It was breeze 💪. We can't wait to hike it with you when you come visit 🌁🚶‍♀️🦓🦒.

They joined @which_guy_ty on his tricking workout.

Just a typical math class with TechLit

Three months later

Three months later

Whatchu up to?

Whatchu up to?

Anaitwa Chemu. 

Ni hayo tu.

Anaitwa Chemu.

Ni hayo tu.

Our second lab is up and running 💃💃

Can you believe they are doing math in this picture?

Our second lab is up and running 💃💃

Can you believe they are doing math in this picture?

How many different TechLit apparel can we wear?

How many different TechLit apparel can we wear?

They 👏did👏it👏. ğŸŽ‰ğŸƒâ€â™‚ï¸ğŸ¤´

4 miles every 4 hours 12 times!!!! WAY TO GO @nellysugu && @j .g_fitlife .

They are only $500 shy of hitting their fundraiser goal.

Let's help them knock that out of the park too.

We were scared to try the chorus but something about @nellysugu and @j .g_fitlife inspired us to face our fears

Something about @nellysugu and @j .g_fitlife doing 48 miles within two days has inspired local artists to make beautiful songs.

40 miles down, 8 to go. They have done 4 miles every 4 hours the last 40 hours.

Lets help them finish it out with a bang! They are more than halfway past their fundraising goal.

Can we count you in? Can they count on you?

@nellysugu and @j .g_fitlife ng'ang'ana, ng'anga'na kabisa.

@nellysugu and @j .dadi.g , how can we thank you?

Your support means the world to us.

We are cheering you all the way form Mogotio @nellysugu && @j .g_fitlife, @j .dadi.g . Your support means the world to us.

The kids are so impressed, They can't wait to run with you, @nellysugu when you come visit

We ran 14 miles this morning. Nothing compared to the 48 miles you are doing.

TechLit's teachers near you

TechLit's teachers near you

Did someone say "excuse me teacher?"

Did someone say "excuse me teacher?"

have you seen the latest on the building?

have you seen the latest on the building?

It is the dancing while doing math for us 🥰😍

Ever wondered how stairs/ramps are made?

Ever wondered how stairs/ramps are made?

T-shirt: $6
Smile: priceless

T-shirt: $6

Smile: priceless

It starting to look a lot like a classroom 👩‍🏫

It starting to look a lot like a classroom 👩‍🏫

💃💃 10 weeks in

💃💃 10 weeks in

They were amazed how much steel bars the shutter needed.

They were amazed how much steel bars the shutter needed.

It has been a week since we started at Mogotio Primary and over 500 kids have started computer class!

Today we are learning basic mouse movements. We can't wait to get through touch-typing and on to coding!

It has been a week since we started at Mogotio Primary and over 500 kids have started computer class!

Today we are learning basic mouse movements. We can't wait to get through touch-typing and on to coding!

Winnie wanted to know everything about my education. where I studied, what grades I got, what courses I took. 

She saw herself in me.

Winnie wanted to know everything about my education. where I studied, what grades I got, what courses I took.

She saw herself in me.

Sending over some Mogotio sunshine ğŸŒž

Sending over some Mogotio sunshine ğŸŒž

Happy Sunday everybody 🤗

Happy Sunday everybody 🤗

we can't wait for this floor to done.

we can't wait for this floor to done.

You should hear all the questions they have for the engineers and constructors when they come visit the site.

#futureengineers

You should hear all the questions they have for the engineers and constructors when they come visit the site.

#futureengineers

wrapping up our headquarters, we are still $21, 456 shy hitting our goal. 

👉link in the bio

wrapping up our headquarters, we are still $21, 456 shy hitting our goal.

👉link in the bio

Big day today 💃💃💃

This was my classroom 15 years ago. Today we converted it into a computer lab. 

When I was their age, the term computers was not even in my vocabulary.

Big day today 💃💃💃

This was my classroom 15 years ago. Today we converted it into a computer lab.

When I was their age, the term computers was not even in my vocabulary.

As a runner, I have really appreciated this 👇 Martin Luther King Jr. quote.

“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

A lot about this floor reminds me of that quote.

As a runner, I have really appreciated this 👇 Martin Luther King Jr. quote.

“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

A lot about this floor reminds me of that quote.

"Is this the scarcity mindest creeping in?' "I am coming from a place of fear or hope?" I have been asking myself these questions a lot lately. They help me focus on the north star and not succumbed to the fears and frustrations of the day to day.

"Is this the scarcity mindest creeping in?' "I am coming from a place of fear or hope?" I have been asking myself these questions a lot lately. They help me focus on the north star and not succumbed to the fears and frustrations of the day to day.

Tyler, our other founder, setting up computers at Mogotio Primary. We start computer classes here tomorrow working with over 1,500 students in just the one school. 

We are so close to completing our headquarters too

Tyler, our other founder, setting up computers at Mogotio Primary. We start computer classes here tomorrow working with over 1,500 students in just the one school.

We are so close to completing our headquarters too

Allan beat Leli -- an experienced player -- even though this was his first time using a keyboard. Two minutes watching the group before him was all he needed.

Allan beat Leli -- an experienced player -- even though this was his first time using a keyboard. Two minutes watching the group before him was all he needed.

She believed she could and that is all it took.

She believed she could and that is all it took.

We are putting a shutter on the second floor 💃💃💃. We are still $25,000 shy of hitting our goal.

Can we count you in?

We are putting a shutter on the second floor 💃💃💃. We are still $25,000 shy of hitting our goal.

Can we count you in?

These kids keep us happy and energized all day!

These kids keep us happy and energized all day!

One of these Mogotio's girls in not like the rest of the others. 

All but one used computers way before their teenage years.

One of these Mogotio's girls in not like the rest of the others.

All but one used computers way before their teenage years.

This just in: Biwe beats Tyler again!

We held a tournament at Mogotio Primary today to get the students excited about computer classes starting next week.

Future optometrist ğŸ˜ŽğŸ‘“ğŸ¤“. 

This is Kasi, he made those frames by himself.

Future optometrist ğŸ˜ŽğŸ‘“ğŸ¤“.

This is Kasi, he made those frames by himself.

The shutter needs to be supported for three weeks after cementing to give it time to solidify. . Today we took the scaffolds out. We can re-use them for the second's floor shutter making this second shutter slightly cheaper. The biggest expense is still the steel beams, costing about $20,000. 

We are ready to roof the second floor. Can we count you in?

The shutter needs to be supported for three weeks after cementing to give it time to solidify. . Today we took the scaffolds out. We can re-use them for the second's floor shutter making this second shutter slightly cheaper. The biggest expense is still the steel beams, costing about $20,000.

We are ready to roof the second floor. Can we count you in?

Over the past few weeks, you've watched Leddy, grow into a confident typist, photo editor, teacher and even a coder.

This floor will give more opportunities to kids like this amazing 7-year old. Opportunities, I couldn't even imagine when I was twice her age.

Our biggest need right now? Roofing this floor

Can we count you in? (donation link in the bio)

Over the past few weeks, you've watched Leddy, grow into a confident typist, photo editor, teacher and even a coder.

This floor will give more opportunities to kids like this amazing 7-year old. Opportunities, I couldn't even imagine when I was twice her age.

Our biggest need right now? Roofing this floor

Can we count you in? (donation link in the bio)

Oh my, cutest thing today. They planted a tree dedicated to TechLit.

They blindfolded me for the big reveal. Holding both my hands so I don't trip. "Cosi, don't peak" they said over and over"

Oh my, cutest thing today. They planted a tree dedicated to TechLit.

They blindfolded me for the big reveal. Holding both my hands so I don't trip. "Cosi, don't peak" they said over and over"

Partner in impact.

Partner in impact.

This is Cherewa and his little brother 'Mkubwa'. Cherewa dresses like a CEO. I am pretty sure he dresses Mkubwa because the matching game here is 👌

This is Cherewa and his little brother 'Mkubwa'. Cherewa dresses like a CEO. I am pretty sure he dresses Mkubwa because the matching game here is 👌

Harder and harder to keep going. Unthinkable to stop now. 

That is entrepreneurship for you in a nutshell.

Harder and harder to keep going. Unthinkable to stop now.

That is entrepreneurship for you in a nutshell.

I was having a really bad day to today. This balcony made forget my worries, even just a few shots.

I was having a really bad day to today. This balcony made forget my worries, even just a few shots.

The kids are so excited to move into this floor. 

They had been in my apartment this whole time. Besides being excited to have my apartment back, we could easily host 20 times the number of kids. 

The shutter is really the elephant in the room, like $30,000 worth of worry. 

Thank you so much for those who have supported us. If you still have the means please help us finish this floor. 

An equally important ask, can you help us spread the word? You can just share this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mezs1qRZuZk (link in the bio)

The kids are so excited to move into this floor.

They had been in my apartment this whole time. Besides being excited to have my apartment back, we could easily host 20 times the number of kids.

The shutter is really the elephant in the room, like $30,000 worth of worry.

Thank you so much for those who have supported us. If you still have the means please help us finish this floor.

An equally important ask, can you help us spread the word? You can just share this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mezs1qRZuZk (link in the bio)

happy happy mother's day mama. Thank you for investing in my education

happy happy mother's day mama. Thank you for investing in my education

we are ready for the shutter, anytime now. 

To See what this building is all about it  https://youtu.be/mezs1qRZuZk

we are ready for the shutter, anytime now.

To See what this building is all about it https://youtu.be/mezs1qRZuZk

nothing inspirational here, just a really cool photo.

nothing inspirational here, just a really cool photo.

Happy Friday ğŸŽ‰ nothing to see here, just TechLit Africa's kids and their pet rabbit 🐇

Happy Friday ğŸŽ‰ nothing to see here, just TechLit Africa's kids and their pet rabbit 🐇

move inspired by the bat that kept me up all night 🦇

move inspired by the bat that kept me up all night 🦇

a classroom on the second floor ready for a roof/shutter

a classroom on the second floor ready for a roof/shutter

we are running nine miles this week 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

we are running nine miles this week 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

They are now playing a game they created and debugged. How cool 🤩🥰

They are now playing a game they created and debugged. How cool 🤩🥰

How many screens do you need when coding? 

All software engineers will say "as many as you can get"

How many screens do you need when coding?

All software engineers will say "as many as you can get"

I see a software engineer. What do you see?

I see a software engineer. What do you see?

Everyone in town is excited about this floor. 
Most of the prospective young adults wanted to get a computer degree but couldn't afford it. They are really happy they will be getting a shot too.

The kids are just happy they will have such a cool campus dedicated learning about computers. 

They all want to know when they can move in.

Everyone in town is excited about this floor.

Most of the prospective young adults wanted to get a computer degree but couldn't afford it. They are really happy they will be getting a shot too.

The kids are just happy they will have such a cool campus dedicated learning about computers.

They all want to know when they can move in.

It is becoming increasing harder to capture the whole building in one shot. 

Time to come see it in person. Round trip tickets are only $800 out of Chicago. 

We are here till September, we would love to show you around and maybe a safari or two 🦓🦒🐒🐆

It is becoming increasing harder to capture the whole building in one shot.

Time to come see it in person. Round trip tickets are only $800 out of Chicago.

We are here till September, we would love to show you around and maybe a safari or two 🦓🦒🐒🐆

My co-founder, @which_guy_ty  and I went skydiving on our first date. 

Besides TechLit being built by daring individuals, we are not afraid to test the limits of our tenacity by literally building higher and higher

My co-founder, @which_guy_ty and I went skydiving on our first date.

Besides TechLit being built by daring individuals, we are not afraid to test the limits of our tenacity by literally building higher and higher

She is always wears that smile when she visits the school. 

This is Sharon Cheboi. She runs the school

She is always wears that smile when she visits the school.

This is Sharon Cheboi. She runs the school

These kids provide a whole new level of accountability.
They showed up at dawn ready to hit the roads. We did 8 miles!

These kids provide a whole new level of accountability.

They showed up at dawn ready to hit the roads. We did 8 miles!

We will be ready for another shutter in two weeks. 
The second floor could be all done and ready for impact by June! 

When we ran our programs in 2019, we had only 16 laptops in very tiny, poorly ventilated classrooms. Kids only got 20 minutes to a laptop. Nevertheless, 300 kids showed up everyday! That was motivation enough to start on this building. 

This past month, we have seen how much progress we can make when kids have their own computers and more time on it. One week in, they were already touch typing ⌨️ and a month in coding 👩‍💻. 

Completing the second floor will give more kids access and ample time to thrive. 

The shutter is the mostly costly bit of the building. It will cost $40,000. 

Help us make this floor happen. The craziest thing you can do is nothing!
💙 donate (link in the bio)
👉create a facebook fundraiser
📣spread the word to your friends
🔊invite us to speak at an event
✅rallying your communities to donate
😍share our work and spread the word

We will be ready for another shutter in two weeks.

The second floor could be all done and ready for impact by June!

When we ran our programs in 2019, we had only 16 laptops in very tiny, poorly ventilated classrooms. Kids only got 20 minutes to a laptop. Nevertheless, 300 kids showed up everyday! That was motivation enough to start on this building.

This past month, we have seen how much progress we can make when kids have their own computers and more time on it. One week in, they were already touch typing ⌨️ and a month in coding 👩‍💻.

Completing the second floor will give more kids access and ample time to thrive.

The shutter is the mostly costly bit of the building. It will cost $40,000.

Help us make this floor happen. The craziest thing you can do is nothing!

💙 donate (link in the bio)

👉create a facebook fundraiser

📣spread the word to your friends

🔊invite us to speak at an event

✅rallying your communities to donate

😍share our work and spread the word

Sometimes I look back at my life, where I have come from, how much I have accomplished, how much energy and drive I have and I think, oh my I want meet me 💪👸💃

Sometimes I look back at my life, where I have come from, how much I have accomplished, how much energy and drive I have and I think, oh my I want meet me 💪👸💃

I know right? What a great day that was! I didn't know coding would be that easy

I know right? What a great day that was! I didn't know coding would be that easy

We introduced them blocked based programming with scratch today. 

They needed to follow along 5-minute video and build their own game. Unprompted, this two worked together to create the game in one of their machines and host the video on the other. They were the first ones to code the game and even started playing their own game!

They are already pair programming y'all 😍😍

We introduced them blocked based programming with scratch today.

They needed to follow along 5-minute video and build their own game. Unprompted, this two worked together to create the game in one of their machines and host the video on the other. They were the first ones to code the game and even started playing their own game!

They are already pair programming y'all 😍😍

This impact empire has a runway.

Let's flex queens 👸💪👸

This impact empire has a runway.

Let's flex queens 👸💪👸

Can you tell we ran into a talented local photographer?

Can you tell we ran into a talented local photographer?

Do you see what we see? Do you see it yet? 

Do you see how we can change the trajectory of an entire generation just by investing in economic empowerment?

We can't stop talking about it. 

Thank you for indulging us.

Do you see what we see? Do you see it yet?

Do you see how we can change the trajectory of an entire generation just by investing in economic empowerment?

We can't stop talking about it.

Thank you for indulging us.

Something about how cool you would be as a kid if you had one of these 🐣

Something about how cool you would be as a kid if you had one of these 🐣

How high can we go?

let's find out 👉https://www.facebook.com/donate/2856479941276135/

How high can we go?

let's find out 👉https://www.facebook.com/donate/2856479941276135/

Digital lab loading. 

We finished the shutter and had some materials left over. So we decided to start on the second floor and see how far we can get. 

We maybe pushing our luck at this point but you know what #impactcantwait

Digital lab loading.

We finished the shutter and had some materials left over. So we decided to start on the second floor and see how far we can get.

We maybe pushing our luck at this point but you know what #impactcantwait

This is Benja, an awesome running buddy. 

Knowing that he is waiting for you, gets you up in the morning to chase the equator sunrise. 

Every morning, he brings a few of his friends.  They call each other kipchoge, as in @kipchogeeliud, the phenomenonal runner. The sub 2-hour marathon Eliud. Yep that Eliud. 

It is amazing to see how well-rounded these kids are becoming.

This is Benja, an awesome running buddy.

Knowing that he is waiting for you, gets you up in the morning to chase the equator sunrise.

Every morning, he brings a few of his friends. They call each other kipchoge, as in @kipchogeeliud , the phenomenonal runner. The sub 2-hour marathon Eliud. Yep that Eliud.

It is amazing to see how well-rounded these kids are becoming.

It is the cement dance 💃.

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// keep going until it is.

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stamp();

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We made it past the shutter 👏 💃. 

We ran out of money on the first part of the building that we had to use temporary roofing. 

Getting past the shutter is really huge for us. The second floor will be a no-brainer.

We made it past the shutter 👏 💃.

We ran out of money on the first part of the building that we had to use temporary roofing.

Getting past the shutter is really huge for us. The second floor will be a no-brainer.

Just how impressive is all this?

I would have said, "pinch me" but the frustration and stress it takes to make all happen is way too real to for it to be a dream. 

All I can say is, "It is all worth it" Every Single Tear.

Just how impressive is all this?

I would have said, "pinch me" but the frustration and stress it takes to make all happen is way too real to for it to be a dream.

All I can say is, "It is all worth it" Every Single Tear.

Tomorrow I worry about how we are going to make the second floor happen. 

Today I relax because, I was scared we are not even going to finish the shutter.

Tomorrow I worry about how we are going to make the second floor happen.

Today I relax because, I was scared we are not even going to finish the shutter.

Do you know how much impact we are going to have on this floor? We can't wait to find out too. 

With your supporting, we could moving in by June and get those impact stories rolling.

Do you know how much impact we are going to have on this floor? We can't wait to find out too.

With your supporting, we could moving in by June and get those impact stories rolling.

It felt like a special day today, the whole crew was here: the electrician, the plumber, the structural engineer, the carpenter and even the government official. 

Today we completed the shutter. Tomorrow we lay it all up with seven inches of cement. 

Which means we are ready for that second floor that we can't stop talking about.

It felt like a special day today, the whole crew was here: the electrician, the plumber, the structural engineer, the carpenter and even the government official.

Today we completed the shutter. Tomorrow we lay it all up with seven inches of cement.

Which means we are ready for that second floor that we can't stop talking about.

It is the "You Did It" dance.

We had a simple UI that said "You Did It" when they typed faster than 30 words per minutes with zero typos.

They started dancing every time they saw that screen.

These beams are fascinating 😲.

These beams are fascinating 😲.

Behind every successful product/brand/company, there is a relentless founder who never gave despite all the reasons to.

Behind every successful product/brand/company, there is a relentless founder who never gave despite all the reasons to.

Proud Teacher 👏

Ida and Eva, along with their two friends joined four days ago. Leddy, 7 started teaching them touch typing. Today two of them aced their first exercise. They call it the 'I did it' achievement. They have made a dance that goes with it. We are yet to capture it!

Proud Teacher 👏

Ida and Eva, along with their two friends joined four days ago. Leddy, 7 started teaching them touch typing. Today two of them aced their first exercise. They call it the 'I did it' achievement. They have made a dance that goes with it. We are yet to capture it!

The original cast 😍🐣,

Averaging at 44 words per minute one month 💃👩‍💻❣️

The original cast 😍🐣,

Averaging at 44 words per minute one month 💃👩‍💻❣️

$60, 000 did all that 😲. 

Another $35,000 and we will be impacting more that 10,000 community members a year 🤯

This of the economic empowerment we could create on this campus 💃💃

let's make it happen 👉techlitafrica.org/donate

$60, 000 did all that 😲.

Another $35,000 and we will be impacting more that 10,000 community members a year 🤯

This of the economic empowerment we could create on this campus 💃💃

let's make it happen 👉techlitafrica.org/donate

Leddy completed all our Home Row qwerty levels with at least 30 Words Per Minute and no typos 😇
 
🐣She is seven. 
👩‍💻She helps a lot with the new students, teaching them touch typing, encouraging them and even covering their keyboards if it comes to it 🙈.

When introduced qwerty, our touch typing application, I thought she was too young. 

She insisted she wanted to try it. 

I am really proud of her 😍👏😍.

Leddy completed all our Home Row qwerty levels with at least 30 Words Per Minute and no typos 😇

🐣She is seven.

👩‍💻She helps a lot with the new students, teaching them touch typing, encouraging them and even covering their keyboards if it comes to it 🙈.

When introduced qwerty, our touch typing application, I thought she was too young.

She insisted she wanted to try it.

I am really proud of her 😍👏😍.

Thank you for being part of our story. 

Join the #10campaign to get the second floor completed and ready for the community by June.

Thank you for being part of our story.

Join the #10campaign to get the second floor completed and ready for the community by June.

With the equator temperatures and  Mogotio earthy breeze, anywhere could be your beach 🏖. Including the massive steel beams of the new TechLit Africa headquarters ğŸ˜Ž.

With the equator temperatures and Mogotio earthy breeze, anywhere could be your beach 🏖. Including the massive steel beams of the new TechLit Africa headquarters ğŸ˜Ž.

Our chief contractor 😄. 
He is doing such a good job. I reminded him that it has been a month since we started. He said, "I guess we have been crushing it, I didn't even notice 😲"

Our chief contractor 😄.

He is doing such a good job. I reminded him that it has been a month since we started. He said, "I guess we have been crushing it, I didn't even notice 😲"

It is exactly one month since we started construction

A lot can happen in month 👏

💙employed more than 300 people

💪built the foundation for the four stories to come

🤩finished the first floor

🔥layered the ground work for the second floor

✅launched qwerty, our touch typing game, and already have students typing at 60 words per minute

👸we are building an impact empire 👸

ğŸŽµTo all the queens out who are fighting along baby you not dancing on your ownğŸŽµ.

A lot can happen in a month. Thank you for sharing our stories, cheering us on and donating to the second floor.

A lot can happen in a month. Thank you for sharing our stories, cheering us on and donating to the second floor.

You can see all the mountains from up here 🤩

You can see all the mountains from up here 🤩

These poles are even more impressive from up here 😲😲😲

These poles are even more impressive from up here 😲😲😲

I believe I can fly. 

Not really 😆

I believe I can change the world by investing in economic independence

I believe I can fly.

Not really 😆

I believe I can change the world by investing in economic independence

I should ________

But first? 

Let me do a pushup 💪💪

I should ________

But first?

Let me do a pushup 💪💪

You 🤗. Yes you 😊

Help us finish the second floor.

You 🤗. Yes you 😊

Help us finish the second floor.

They get so excited every time they ace a level!

They get so excited every time they ace a level!

No, this is not a forest, just a classroom at the Zawadi Yetu. 

These poles are 4 meters apart. They support the shutter as it dries and solidifies. It takes 21 days.

#buildwithus

No, this is not a forest, just a classroom at the Zawadi Yetu.

These poles are 4 meters apart. They support the shutter as it dries and solidifies. It takes 21 days.

#buildwithus

This is what gave these columns the cylindrical shape🤔

This is what gave these columns the cylindrical shape🤔

The total weight of the shutter's steel beams will be 33,000 pounds ~14 Metric Tonnes 😲

The total weight of the shutter's steel beams will be 33,000 pounds ~14 Metric Tonnes 😲

These steel bars are not light! 

Oluoch and his team fold and cut them to build those massive steel beams.

These steel bars are not light!

Oluoch and his team fold and cut them to build those massive steel beams.

Proud Parent 🐥. Even more proud son 🐣.

Jose was really excited to show his mom that he can now type without looking at the keyboard 🤩

Proud Parent 🐥. Even more proud son 🐣.

Jose was really excited to show his mom that he can now type without looking at the keyboard 🤩

Women at work. They may say construction is a man's work but these women do it flawlessly with grace and laughter 💪👸💃

Women at work. They may say construction is a man's work but these women do it flawlessly with grace and laughter 💪👸💃

Leli was really inspired by how Ogutu aced that one high stakes level we shared yesterday. 

She used her play time to try to beat the level. They never do that. They all prefer games to touch typing! Who wouldn't? 😆.

 She kept saying if Ogutu can do it, I can do it!. And she did!🥳🚀.

We were not quick enough to capture the ğŸŽµI did it danceğŸŽµ 💃💃

Leli was really inspired by how Ogutu aced that one high stakes level we shared yesterday.

She used her play time to try to beat the level. They never do that. They all prefer games to touch typing! Who wouldn't? 😆.

She kept saying if Ogutu can do it, I can do it!. And she did!🥳🚀.

We were not quick enough to capture the ğŸŽµI did it danceğŸŽµ 💃💃

We are laying the ground work for the second floor 💃💃. Long before we bought this land I had seen clearly what the second floor would be.

We will be unlocking the digital economy right from rural Kenya leveraging these  freelancing platforms Upwork and Fiverr. It is inspiring to see people from other developing nations on there and I believe with just the right training, we can get someone from never touching a computer to making $8 an hour in no time.

The shutter is the most expensive part of the building. It will cost us $40,000. In comparison, the whole construction so far excluding the shutter is $30,000. 

I pledged all my savings ~$60,000 because lifting communities can't wait. We raising another $60,000 for the second floor. We are $35,000 shy. 

I know $35,000 seem like a lot, but that is 3,500 people each donating $10. 

How about we kick off a #10dollarCampaign in which you get seven of your friends to donate $10. We can create a ripple effect that way and make this floor happen by June! https://www.facebook.com/donate/2856479941276135/

We are laying the ground work for the second floor 💃💃. Long before we bought this land I had seen clearly what the second floor would be.

We will be unlocking the digital economy right from rural Kenya leveraging these freelancing platforms Upwork and Fiverr. It is inspiring to see people from other developing nations on there and I believe with just the right training, we can get someone from never touching a computer to making $8 an hour in no time.

The shutter is the most expensive part of the building. It will cost us $40,000. In comparison, the whole construction so far excluding the shutter is $30,000.

I pledged all my savings ~$60,000 because lifting communities can't wait. We raising another $60,000 for the second floor. We are $35,000 shy.

I know $35,000 seem like a lot, but that is 3,500 people each donating $10.

How about we kick off a #10dollarCampaign in which you get seven of your friends to donate $10. We can create a ripple effect that way and make this floor happen by June! https://www.facebook.com/donate/2856479941276135/

Your girl Leddy is now teaching the new students. 

She is 7!

Your girl Leddy is now teaching the new students.

She is 7!

Ogutu was the first student in this morning. He came in saying he was dreaming about Lesson 2 Exercise 12 all night. 

Normally, we let them play whatever game they want for sometime before they switch to touch typing lessons. The stakes were high with this specific level though. They would be done with typing for day and just play it they got to 30 wpm with no typos. 

He used his play time to complete this level. The best he had done the previous day was 20 WPM

Today he started with 

🤩28WPM 2 typos 
🤯33 WPM 1 Typo. 
🥳 🚀32WPM no typos ✅Aced it!
🧐His best on this level now is 43 WPM
😲Joyce comes second with 34 WPM

Ogutu was one of the first students at Zawadi. He wants to be an Engineer. 

It is so much fun to watch him grow and thrive.

Ogutu was the first student in this morning. He came in saying he was dreaming about Lesson 2 Exercise 12 all night.

Normally, we let them play whatever game they want for sometime before they switch to touch typing lessons. The stakes were high with this specific level though. They would be done with typing for day and just play it they got to 30 wpm with no typos.

He used his play time to complete this level. The best he had done the previous day was 20 WPM

Today he started with

🤩28WPM 2 typos

🤯33 WPM 1 Typo.

🥳 🚀32WPM no typos ✅Aced it!

🧐His best on this level now is 43 WPM

😲Joyce comes second with 34 WPM

Ogutu was one of the first students at Zawadi. He wants to be an Engineer.

It is so much fun to watch him grow and thrive.

Our local carpenter, Michael, dropping off a few chairs for the four new students we just onboarded.

Our local carpenter, Michael, dropping off a few chairs for the four new students we just onboarded.

Happy Monday Everybody 🤗🤗🤗

Happy Monday Everybody 🤗🤗🤗

Shutter loading ...

Shutter loading ...

Another foundation done and ready in no time 🤯🤯🤯

Another foundation done and ready in no time 🤯🤯🤯

Ogutu wants to be an engineer

Ogutu wants to be an engineer

Some light afternoon reading with the view of the mountains and the perfect equator breeze?

This balcony will be your spot!

Some light afternoon reading with the view of the mountains and the perfect equator breeze?

This balcony will be your spot!

These bricks are sturdy 💪💪💪

These bricks are sturdy 💪💪💪

Cute baby foundation

Cute baby foundation

Leli had a lot of questions for Oluoch, the structural engineer, on how these upright steel installation becomes the stairs.

Leli had a lot of questions for Oluoch, the structural engineer, on how these upright steel installation becomes the stairs.

Remember the story of how Anan was hacking our leaderboard and finding a way to always be at the top? 

It took us a while but we think we figured out the right incentives to best teach the kids touch typing. 

They are all working really hard to be at the top of every category. Anan is still winning and we are 90% sure he is not hacking it.

Remember the story of how Anan was hacking our leaderboard and finding a way to always be at the top?

It took us a while but we think we figured out the right incentives to best teach the kids touch typing.

They are all working really hard to be at the top of every category. Anan is still winning and we are 90% sure he is not hacking it.

Leli was very proud of herself. She had be working on that level for a few days. 

Everytime they get all checks (Zero Typos and More than 30WPM) they sing and dance "💃I did it 💃I did it".

Leli was very proud of herself. She had be working on that level for a few days.

Everytime they get all checks (Zero Typos and More than 30WPM) they sing and dance "💃I did it 💃I did it".

Leddy did it. First time she got all the three checks.

✅ Passed the level
ğŸŽ¯Zero Typos
⚡More than 30 words per minutes

Leddy did it. First time she got all the three checks.

✅ Passed the level

ğŸŽ¯Zero Typos

⚡More than 30 words per minutes

Yay another foundation 💃💃💃! This one will support the balcony

Yay another foundation 💃💃💃! This one will support the balcony

❣️

❣️

We are starting on the roof, commonly referred as the shutter, tomorrow. It will be more than seven inches of concrete supported by massive steel beams.

It will be more expensive than the cost of construction so far.

Oluoch, our structural engineer keeps saying that the shutter is like buying another piece of land in the air. We believe him.

We are starting on the roof, commonly referred as the shutter, tomorrow. It will be more than seven inches of concrete supported by massive steel beams.

It will be more expensive than the cost of construction so far.

Oluoch, our structural engineer keeps saying that the shutter is like buying another piece of land in the air. We believe him.

The carpenter had to come see for himself why we kept ordering more chairs.

The carpenter had to come see for himself why we kept ordering more chairs.

Ogutu was really proud to have beat level 10 of our touch typing game, with both high typing speeds and no typos. 

He had been working on it for a while

Ogutu was really proud to have beat level 10 of our touch typing game, with both high typing speeds and no typos.

He had been working on it for a while

Leli has become the resident Super Tux2 consultant. 

Everybody comes to her on strategy on how to beat advance levels.

Leli has become the resident Super Tux2 consultant.

Everybody comes to her on strategy on how to beat advance levels.

This is Mustafa. He is one of the contractors at the school. He loves posing for photos. 

He often says "Mimi ni mustafa, mtoto wa Sofia." (I am Mustafa, Sofia's son)

This is Mustafa. He is one of the contractors at the school. He loves posing for photos.

He often says "Mimi ni mustafa, mtoto wa Sofia." (I am Mustafa, Sofia's son)

I met a 9 year old boy in Chicago who was convinced that Africa was really sad and everybody there was dying of hunger. I was furious, not at him but at the society that showed a really skewed version of Mama Africa. 

We invested on a camera almost immediately and sought out to show how complex and multifaceted we are. We can't just be reduced to starvation and sadness. 

We ask for consent before taking any photo. It is surprising how many people say no but those that say yes, tell us genuine stories about their life and later ask for prints of their photos. We greatly obliged because of the hope they see in those prints.

I met a 9 year old boy in Chicago who was convinced that Africa was really sad and everybody there was dying of hunger. I was furious, not at him but at the society that showed a really skewed version of Mama Africa.

We invested on a camera almost immediately and sought out to show how complex and multifaceted we are. We can't just be reduced to starvation and sadness.

We ask for consent before taking any photo. It is surprising how many people say no but those that say yes, tell us genuine stories about their life and later ask for prints of their photos. We greatly obliged because of the hope they see in those prints.

exactly 17 days in 🤯🤯🤯.

#buildwithus

exactly 17 days in 🤯🤯🤯.

#buildwithus

Fun aunt? maybe 🤷‍♀️ 🤷‍♀️ 

We launched what later became TechLit with Leli. She was 7 at the time. Back then we thought the way to promote tech literacy was to bring the internet to rural Africa. We downloaded terabytes of wikipedia, khan academy and any educational content you could think of to build our intranet servers. When people came to the lab we would type in the IP address and show them all our content. Leli memorized the IP address without our knowledge and when one of our friends came to the lab, she asked them if they wanted to see our content.  When they agreed she opened up the browser typed in 192.168.1.2 and said "see,  we have all this" . 

She only wanted to use the terminal because she saw us do it. She would open up the terminal and type Zawadi Prep, the school, over and over again. That was three years ago and she was only 7. Now at 10 years old and she is killing it at touching typing. I also think she is in the top 10% Super Tux 2 players. 

And for my nephew Kiki, I just met him a few weeks ago. I am still a stranger to him 😥. He is very weary of strangers. But as soon as I open my laptop, he warms up to me really quick. He just wants to press the buttons. He is 14 months old and knows that keyboard keys are for pressing and plucking.

Fun aunt? maybe 🤷‍♀️ 🤷‍♀️

We launched what later became TechLit with Leli. She was 7 at the time. Back then we thought the way to promote tech literacy was to bring the internet to rural Africa. We downloaded terabytes of wikipedia, khan academy and any educational content you could think of to build our intranet servers. When people came to the lab we would type in the IP address and show them all our content. Leli memorized the IP address without our knowledge and when one of our friends came to the lab, she asked them if they wanted to see our content. When they agreed she opened up the browser typed in 192.168.1.2 and said "see, we have all this" .

She only wanted to use the terminal because she saw us do it. She would open up the terminal and type Zawadi Prep, the school, over and over again. That was three years ago and she was only 7. Now at 10 years old and she is killing it at touching typing. I also think she is in the top 10% Super Tux 2 players.

And for my nephew Kiki, I just met him a few weeks ago. I am still a stranger to him 😥. He is very weary of strangers. But as soon as I open my laptop, he warms up to me really quick. He just wants to press the buttons. He is 14 months old and knows that keyboard keys are for pressing and plucking.

Cheboi Sisters: the faces of women empowerment

Our mother worked really hard to educate all of us. I think it is the best investment she ever made. 

From far left

Sharon had taken Zawadi and grown it beyond our imagination. Zawadi is now know and loved by all our community members

Babra oversaw the building of the first school. She started her own Veterinary shop and is off to the races with it. One of my favorite story of her is how she buys eggs for a 10 cents, incubates them and three weeks later sells the chicks for two dollars!

Then there is me, building TechLit Africa to accelerate Tech Adoption in Rural Africa.

Prisca taught herself hair braiding and has made a small business providing beauty services.

Cheboi Sisters: the faces of women empowerment

Our mother worked really hard to educate all of us. I think it is the best investment she ever made.

From far left

Sharon had taken Zawadi and grown it beyond our imagination. Zawadi is now know and loved by all our community members

Babra oversaw the building of the first school. She started her own Veterinary shop and is off to the races with it. One of my favorite story of her is how she buys eggs for a 10 cents, incubates them and three weeks later sells the chicks for two dollars!

Then there is me, building TechLit Africa to accelerate Tech Adoption in Rural Africa.

Prisca taught herself hair braiding and has made a small business providing beauty services.

Progress from construction? 

We are running out of "safe" places to sit on. Soon it would be really hard to capture the whole building in one shot. 

Thank you for all your support 💛.

Progress from construction?

We are running out of "safe" places to sit on. Soon it would be really hard to capture the whole building in one shot.

Thank you for all your support 💛.

Navy and Gold all the way 💛

Proudly Augie 

@augustana_illinois

Navy and Gold all the way 💛

Proudly Augie

@augustana_illinois

Everyone was really proud of the amount of progress they made today.

It would be great if they can continue onto the second floor right in three weeks. You can support us by donating to build the second floor.

Just on the second floor,

👶Kids will have technology literacy as part of their curriculum

👩‍💻young adults will unlock the digital economy right from the village. Moving from making $4 a day to ~$8 an hour

To donate 👉 techlitafrica.org/donate 
(link in the bio)

Everyone was really proud of the amount of progress they made today.

It would be great if they can continue onto the second floor right in three weeks. You can support us by donating to build the second floor.

Just on the second floor,

👶Kids will have technology literacy as part of their curriculum

👩‍💻young adults will unlock the digital economy right from the village. Moving from making $4 a day to ~$8 an hour

To donate 👉 techlitafrica.org/donate

(link in the bio)

Have a great weekend! The elders have okayed it 👌

Have a great weekend! The elders have okayed it 👌

Thank you 💛

Thank you 💛

Welcome to Zawadi Yetu. 

We are building are building a template to transform communities by involving every segment of the population.

Welcome to Zawadi Yetu.

We are building are building a template to transform communities by involving every segment of the population.

Yay more columns 💃💃💃

Yay more columns 💃💃💃

Hey you 🤗

Come build with us.

Hey you 🤗

Come build with us.

We are barely holding on to what is left of the foundation. 

#buildwithus

We are barely holding on to what is left of the foundation.

#buildwithus

Our version of the beach ğŸ˜ŽğŸ–

#villagegirl

Our version of the beach ğŸ˜ŽğŸ–

#villagegirl

On the last day of #womensmonth2021 I want to recognize my phenomenal mom.

She worked really hard to educate all of her four girls against all the well-intentioned advice not to -@nellycheboi

On the last day of #womensmonth 2021 I want to recognize my phenomenal mom.

She worked really hard to educate all of her four girls against all the well-intentioned advice not to - @nellycheboi

They are starting to enjoy touch typing. 

We had to take away some of the competitive elements of it because they found a way to beat the system. 

One of the stats was the fastest typist measured by words per minute (wpm). Anan figured he could improve his speed by just banging at the letters blindly. He got to 42 WPM with 120 typos! 

Empower. Enable. Inspire
#buildwithus

They are starting to enjoy touch typing.

We had to take away some of the competitive elements of it because they found a way to beat the system.

One of the stats was the fastest typist measured by words per minute (wpm). Anan figured he could improve his speed by just banging at the letters blindly. He got to 42 WPM with 120 typos!

Empower. Enable. Inspire

#buildwithus

We started covering their hands with a piece of clothing. 

Leddy turned that into a head wrap 🤣🤣🤣

Empower. Enable. Inspire

#buildwithus

We started covering their hands with a piece of clothing.

Leddy turned that into a head wrap 🤣🤣🤣

Empower. Enable. Inspire

#buildwithus

Let Anan be the guiding voice this week as you draft those messages.

Empower. Enable. Inspire

The foundation is all covered up now. 

It is a bittersweet moment because the foundation was such an awesome playground. We were excited for the three classrooms though. 

Empower. Enable. Inspire
#buildwithus

The foundation is all covered up now.

It is a bittersweet moment because the foundation was such an awesome playground. We were excited for the three classrooms though.

Empower. Enable. Inspire

#buildwithus

Leddy killed it at touch typing today 👏. 

She was really patient and persistent. The older kids who had gotten used to figuring out everything quickly were a bit surprised at how much time and patience it takes to learn how to type. 

At the end of the session, Leddy was the fastest typer of the group.

Leddy killed it at touch typing today 👏.

She was really patient and persistent. The older kids who had gotten used to figuring out everything quickly were a bit surprised at how much time and patience it takes to learn how to type.

At the end of the session, Leddy was the fastest typer of the group.

What the shirt said 🧗🧗🧗

who doesn't love a solid foundation?

Empower. Enable. Inspire

#buildwithus

What the shirt said 🧗🧗🧗

who doesn't love a solid foundation?

Empower. Enable. Inspire

#buildwithus

They love the chat feature on the networked-multiplayer super tux kart (An open-source clone of super mario kart). 

The know how to setup their own servers and clients. Which involves connecting to the wifi, deciding who is would be the server and waiting for everyone to join. 

They chat with each other on the lobby as they wait for every one else to join. 

#thefutureoftech #buildwithus

They love the chat feature on the networked-multiplayer super tux kart (An open-source clone of super mario kart).

The know how to setup their own servers and clients. Which involves connecting to the wifi, deciding who is would be the server and waiting for everyone to join.

They chat with each other on the lobby as they wait for every one else to join.

#thefutureoftech #buildwithus

The future of Tech 👩‍💻👩‍💻👩‍💻👩‍💻

Right here from Mogotio, rural Kenya

Empower. Enable. Inspire

#buildwithus

The future of Tech 👩‍💻👩‍💻👩‍💻👩‍💻

Right here from Mogotio, rural Kenya

Empower. Enable. Inspire

#buildwithus

We are so proud of the number of jobs the school is already creating!!!

We have hired over 120 people just a week into construction. Some of them are high schools students at Athinai Secondary. By building the school with us they are able to support themselves and give their parents the much needed break.

One of the Zawadi's parent is cooking for the construction workers. The demand for her food has quadrupled. Business is booming for her.

This is such a relieve given the economic turmoil covid had taken on our community.

This community center is truly for everyone in Mogotio and nothing encapsulates that better than what it is already doing just a week into its construction.

#buildwithus
💪Empower Rural Communities 💪.
💛Inspire Economic independence💛.
💃Disrupt poverty💃.

We are so proud of the number of jobs the school is already creating!!!

We have hired over 120 people just a week into construction. Some of them are high schools students at Athinai Secondary. By building the school with us they are able to support themselves and give their parents the much needed break.

One of the Zawadi's parent is cooking for the construction workers. The demand for her food has quadrupled. Business is booming for her.

This is such a relieve given the economic turmoil covid had taken on our community.

This community center is truly for everyone in Mogotio and nothing encapsulates that better than what it is already doing just a week into its construction.

#buildwithus

💪Empower Rural Communities 💪.

💛Inspire Economic independence💛.

💃Disrupt poverty💃.

and brick by brick we build on 🏙️🏙️

#buildwithus #askhow

and brick by brick we build on 🏙️🏙️

#buildwithus #askhow

Outdoor gym anyone? 💪🏋️‍♀️🤸‍♀️

It is almost Friday. You got this 💪🙂💪🙂💪🙂💪

Outdoor gym anyone? 💪🏋️‍♀️🤸‍♀️

It is almost Friday. You got this 💪🙂💪🙂💪🙂💪

Future TechLit Africa headquarters 💛💛💛💛.

This place is about to become so much bigger. It will the home for every member of the community.

👶Kids will have technology literacy as part of their curriculum

👩‍💻young adults will unlock the digital economy right from the village. Moving from making $4 a day to ~$8 an hour

🧔for the people that never went to school, they will get basic literacy from the third floor. We will also have financial literacy, vocational training and every economic empowerment under the sun right from Mogotio.

Because their very own daughter @nellycheboi  is fighting for their economic sustainability.

#buildwithus #askushow #socialimpact

Future TechLit Africa headquarters 💛💛💛💛.

This place is about to become so much bigger. It will the home for every member of the community.

👶Kids will have technology literacy as part of their curriculum

👩‍💻young adults will unlock the digital economy right from the village. Moving from making $4 a day to ~$8 an hour

🧔for the people that never went to school, they will get basic literacy from the third floor. We will also have financial literacy, vocational training and every economic empowerment under the sun right from Mogotio.

Because their very own daughter @nellycheboi is fighting for their economic sustainability.

#buildwithus #askushow #socialimpact

we just completed the most expensive part of the foundation 💃💃💃

It costed us $15,000 to get those columns standing and steady. 

Thank you everyone for all your support.

we just completed the most expensive part of the foundation 💃💃💃

It costed us $15,000 to get those columns standing and steady.

Thank you everyone for all your support.

I see you you, do you see me?

Happy Friday everybody 😊

I see you you, do you see me?

Happy Friday everybody 😊

proud mama 😍

i made a promise to her that she will live like a queen when i grow up. 

that promise gave me a lot purpose. Purpose that has driven me to transform communities like mine.

proud mama 😍

i made a promise to her that she will live like a queen when i grow up.

that promise gave me a lot purpose. Purpose that has driven me to transform communities like mine.

We could do a scavenger hunt on these trenches or maybe a haunted Halloween party.

As i kid i loved getting lost in corn plantations. This right here feels just like it.

I was in sixth grade, 2004, I had my favorite my corn stalk. I would go sit under it with a book in the afternoon when the our tin house got too hot. 

I was really sad when the had to harvest that corn stalk 😍. It only produced two corn kernels, I wished they left my corn stalk alone.

We could do a scavenger hunt on these trenches or maybe a haunted Halloween party.

As i kid i loved getting lost in corn plantations. This right here feels just like it.

I was in sixth grade, 2004, I had my favorite my corn stalk. I would go sit under it with a book in the afternoon when the our tin house got too hot.

I was really sad when the had to harvest that corn stalk 😍. It only produced two corn kernels, I wished they left my corn stalk alone.

foundation loading 😁😁😁

we started construction 💃💃💃💃💃

we started construction 💃💃💃💃💃

Rocking Zawadi Yetu's Uniform😍

Rocking Zawadi Yetu's Uniform😍

Bowen and Ogutu were the first Zawadi students back in 2016.

It has been a privilege to watch them grow. They help us run our programs providing onsite tech support and guidance to their peers.

see them in action https://lnkd.in/eMXqFk6

Bowen and Ogutu were the first Zawadi students back in 2016.

It has been a privilege to watch them grow. They help us run our programs providing onsite tech support and guidance to their peers.

see them in action https://lnkd.in/eMXqFk6

awe ❤️

awe ❤️

Because digital technologies have the potential to help build skills not just for a privileged few but for all people —including those with low education and limited opportunities. At 
@techlitafrica
 we are #shapingthefuture and #educatenextgen

Because digital technologies have the potential to help build skills not just for a privileged few but for all people —including those with low education and limited opportunities. At

@techlitafrica

we are #shapingthefuture and #educatenextgen

Naomi went from never using a computer before to show her schoolmates TuxMath in just 2 minutes. 
We make our TechLit image very intuitive and self directed and Naomi just confirmed that we can take a no hands approach to promoting tech literacy. 
#techlitafrica #10labs2021 #choosetochallenge

Naomi went from never using a computer before to show her schoolmates TuxMath in just 2 minutes.

We make our TechLit image very intuitive and self directed and Naomi just confirmed that we can take a no hands approach to promoting tech literacy.

#techlitafrica #10labs2021 #choosetochallenge

happy friday everybody 😍

#techlitafricalove

happy friday everybody 😍

#techlitafricalove

We can always count on PhotoBooth effects to break the ice 😆

#10labs2021

Hi 🤗🤗🤗🤗

Michelle was one of the best students at our labs. I am excited to have a computer lab at her school.

#10labs2021

Hi 🤗🤗🤗🤗

Michelle was one of the best students at our labs. I am excited to have a computer lab at her school.

#10labs2021

Sending love all the away from Mamlaka Academy in Mogotio Kenya

#10labs2021

Sending love all the away from Mamlaka Academy in Mogotio Kenya

#10labs2021

He did a good job on these doors? Do you agree? I could a write a book on the kinda trouble Pepe and I got in as kids. 

It is amazing to see how much he has accomplished. He would be such a good teacher at our vocational training program

#hightlightinglocalbussiness

He did a good job on these doors? Do you agree? I could a write a book on the kinda trouble Pepe and I got in as kids.

It is amazing to see how much he has accomplished. He would be such a good teacher at our vocational training program

#hightlightinglocalbussiness

Need water delivered? He is your guy. We call him Dadi 😍

Need water delivered? He is your guy. We call him Dadi 😍

This note made me tear up Elorie Widmer. My mom worked really hard to put all for of us through school.

happy women's day.

This note made me tear up Elorie Widmer. My mom worked really hard to put all for of us through school.

happy women's day.

We will start construction right after they head out for school break in a week. 

We hope to have three more classrooms completed by they time they come back in May. 

#buildwithus #askmehow

We will start construction right after they head out for school break in a week.

We hope to have three more classrooms completed by they time they come back in May.

#buildwithus #askmehow

If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire ~George Monbiot

millionaire or not I have never seen some so passionate about her work. Keep inspiring us.

happy international women days

#IWD2021 #choosetochallenge

If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire ~George Monbiot

millionaire or not I have never seen some so passionate about her work. Keep inspiring us.

happy international women days

#IWD 2021 #choosetochallenge

I work tirelessly on @techlitafrica so she doesn't have to experience the challenges I did growing up in this community. 

Because we should always pave the ways for the people coming after us. 

Happy international women's day. 

#choosetochallenge #IWD2021

I work tirelessly on @techlitafrica so she doesn't have to experience the challenges I did growing up in this community.

Because we should always pave the ways for the people coming after us.

Happy international women's day.

#choosetochallenge #IWD 2021

Happy international women's day to our generous and amazing COO Sharon Cheboi.

She is the real MVP of Zawadi. When we started we didn't have enough money for desks and chairs, she took bricks lined the up and had a classroom full of kids on day one.She wanted that school and she made Zawadi known in Mogotio. On opening week we had 30 kids. She has continued to grow Zawadi year over year challenging me to do better of these kids.

Simply said: we wont have Zawadi without her.

Thanks big sis, you inspire me more than you know.

#choosetochallenge #IWD2021

Happy international women's day to our generous and amazing COO Sharon Cheboi.

She is the real MVP of Zawadi. When we started we didn't have enough money for desks and chairs, she took bricks lined the up and had a classroom full of kids on day one.She wanted that school and she made Zawadi known in Mogotio. On opening week we had 30 kids. She has continued to grow Zawadi year over year challenging me to do better of these kids.

Simply said: we wont have Zawadi without her.

Thanks big sis, you inspire me more than you know.

#choosetochallenge #IWD 2021

Greetings from Mogotio 💃. I arrived safely with the 44 laptops. We have already closed three schools for our first 10 computer labs.
We start the construction in a two weeks. The campus will have four floors each floor dedicated to empowering different segments of the population.
👶 When it comes to kids, we are providing them a digital first curriculum that prepares them for the modern tools in their not so distant future.
👩‍💻 for high school students, we provide digital training like social media marketing, websites building and so enough for them to get jobs on these freelancing platforms like Upwork or Fiverr. It is inspiring to see people from other developing nations on these platforms and I believe with just the right training, we can get someone from never touching a computer to making $8 an hour on these platforms in no time.
For the older folks, we plan provide adult literacy classes and vocational training like braiding hair and tailoring. With these skills they can start their own business or be employed locally.
We have raised $62,000 right now. Just enough for the first floor.
Wanna help us start on the second floor?

Greetings from Mogotio 💃. I arrived safely with the 44 laptops. We have already closed three schools for our first 10 computer labs.

We start the construction in a two weeks. The campus will have four floors each floor dedicated to empowering different segments of the population.

👶 When it comes to kids, we are providing them a digital first curriculum that prepares them for the modern tools in their not so distant future.

👩‍💻 for high school students, we provide digital training like social media marketing, websites building and so enough for them to get jobs on these freelancing platforms like Upwork or Fiverr. It is inspiring to see people from other developing nations on these platforms and I believe with just the right training, we can get someone from never touching a computer to making $8 an hour on these platforms in no time.

For the older folks, we plan provide adult literacy classes and vocational training like braiding hair and tailoring. With these skills they can start their own business or be employed locally.

We have raised $62,000 right now. Just enough for the first floor.

Wanna help us start on the second floor?

I am bringing these 44 laptops with to Kenya. Our labs are going to be so much better thanks to Pandora for these computers.  Last time we reach over 1200 kids with just 16 laptops. I am excited about  the impact these computers will have.

Thank you #TheNetwork community for covering the shipping costs.

learn more about #TheNetwork techlitafrica.org/the-network

I am bringing these 44 laptops with to Kenya. Our labs are going to be so much better thanks to Pandora for these computers. Last time we reach over 1200 kids with just 16 laptops. I am excited about the impact these computers will have.

Thank you #TheNetwork community for covering the shipping costs.

learn more about #TheNetwork techlitafrica.org/the-network

We will be in Kenya for the next five months to continue building the school. Stay tuned for updates 😍

We will be in Kenya for the next five months to continue building the school. Stay tuned for updates 😍

We’ve been adventuring together for 47 years —and being part of TechLit Africa is a worthy addition!

#techlitafricalove 

@augustana_illinois

We’ve been adventuring together for 47 years —and being part of TechLit Africa is a worthy addition!

#techlitafricalove

@augustana_illinois

Happy weekend everybody 🍓

Happy weekend everybody 🍓

happy valentines ❤️

#techlitafricalove

happy valentines ❤️

#techlitafricalove

Who would have thought that just a couple of athletes who liked to throw the ball around, would turn into this  14 years later ...... let’s be real ... I knew we would be here from the first time we met! ❤️ When you know, you know. 🥰 

with @cinnamonjessica @jessica_cinnamon_design @julianrichardsjr 

#techlitafricalove #valentinesdaychallenge

Who would have thought that just a couple of athletes who liked to throw the ball around, would turn into this 14 years later ...... let’s be real ... I knew we would be here from the first time we met! ❤️ When you know, you know. 🥰

with @cinnamonjessica @jessica_cinnamon_design @julianrichardsjr

#techlitafricalove #valentinesdaychallenge

41 years together and we haven’t killed each other! Yet! 😍

#techlitafricalove #ValentinesDayChallenge

41 years together and we haven’t killed each other! Yet! 😍

#techlitafricalove #ValentinesDayChallenge

From @noritaowiti ❤️: Happy Valentine’s Day mon chéri. Chaque jour avec toi c’est un jour spécial!! Je t’aime. Can’t wait to celebrate every single day together for the next 1000 years 😍
From @rv.rezo ❤️: My dear Valentine, I did not wait for this #techlitafricalove campaign to express my love for you. I am the happiest husband and i can’t wait to share more adventures with my one and only partner in crime!! Nakupenda sana jaber xxx

#ValentinesDayChallenge

From @noritaowiti ❤️: Happy Valentine’s Day mon chéri. Chaque jour avec toi c’est un jour spécial!! Je t’aime. Can’t wait to celebrate every single day together for the next 1000 years 😍

From @rv .rezo ❤️: My dear Valentine, I did not wait for this #techlitafricalove campaign to express my love for you. I am the happiest husband and i can’t wait to share more adventures with my one and only partner in crime!! Nakupenda sana jaber xxx

#ValentinesDayChallenge

To 40 more years of happiness and laughter ❤️😍❤️

#techlitafricalove #ValentinesDayChallenge

From Cindi: My best friend for 40 years ❤️
From Mark: My best friend for the next 40 years. 😍

#techlitafricalove ❤️ #ValentinesDayChallenge

From Cindi: My best friend for 40 years ❤️

From Mark: My best friend for the next 40 years. 😍

#techlitafricalove ❤️ #ValentinesDayChallenge

Let's change the world together 😍

#techlitafricalove #valentinesdaychallenge

Let's change the world together 😍

#techlitafricalove #valentinesdaychallenge

@tanivelisse is spreading the love ❤️ with @techlitafrica this valentines day to spread leverage with technology #techlitafricalove.

Tania is the founding member of the network. Every month, her donations enable more children to grow up with technology. Thank you Tania 😍❤️

@tanivelisse is spreading the love ❤️ with @techlitafrica this valentines day to spread leverage with technology #techlitafricalove .

Tania is the founding member of the network. Every month, her donations enable more children to grow up with technology. Thank you Tania 😍❤️

The founding story of @techlitafrica , is just a story of an overly optimistic couple. As an organization founded by a couple we would love for you join us this valentines and spread the #techlitafricalove

It is simple: wear the @techlitafrica apparel with your valentine and caption it with a sweetest thing they have ever said to you. Use the tag #techlitafricalove or send it to us and we will share it .

This is the sweetest thing Tyler has ever said about me.

AFK, the work week is over.

#wearbecauseyoucare #modelsoftechlit

AFK, the work week is over.

#wearbecauseyoucare #modelsoftechlit

Join us on February 11th along with other impressive social impact leaders from @snap_inc , @getcities , @justicetextinc  and @plasticityai  as we talk about Using Technology to Build a Better World. The moderators will be @codeyourdreams  high school students.

Join us on February 11th along with other impressive social impact leaders from @snap_inc , @getcities , @justicetextinc and @plasticityai as we talk about Using Technology to Build a Better World. The moderators will be @codeyourdreams high school students.

Looking 👀 for models, dm headshots 😉

Looking 👀 for models, dm headshots 😉

😍😁😀😂😅🤣😁😅

😍😁😀😂😅🤣😁😅

🤣 we would like to thank the Senator from Vermont for overseeing our last donation.

🤣 we would like to thank the Senator from Vermont for overseeing our last donation.

We just launched our apparel line 💃💃💃

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We just launched our apparel line 💃💃💃

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happy holidays everybody

happy holidays everybody

Pick up from @augustana_illinois

Pick up from @augustana_illinois

Name that band ...

Name that band ...

Thank you for supporting us #givingtuesday.

Thank you for supporting us #givingtuesday .

Happy Happy Birthday @kosicheboi . 

Thank for making @techlitafrica a reality.

Happy Happy Birthday @kosicheboi .

Thank for making @techlitafrica a reality.

En route to Aweil, South Sudan

En route to Aweil, South Sudan

Let's build another computer lab this #givingtuesday

Let's build another computer lab this #givingtuesday

0/10 Our founder Nelly Cheboi is committing to sharing at least 10 candid stories about building TechLit Africa for our $5000 giving Tuesday Fundraiser.

#techlitafrica #technologyliteracy

Getting ready for our shipment to sudan. @_biancapatel we are almost ready 😍🤗

Getting ready for our shipment to sudan. @_biancapatel we are almost ready 😍🤗

This is Faith Jeptoo, that is her 2 yr old son . She dropped by at the school to inquire about daycare. She wanted to secure daycare before she could ask for a job at the sisal plantation, making 2 cents per bale at an average of 50 bales a day.

She noticed the group using computers. "I wasn't lucky to go to school", she lamented. She asked about other trade jobs she could train for. We didn't, all we had were computers.

Her story was really sad. I wanted to do something and get her reading and writing already. But all I could do was show her some few kids games. I hope she comes back. I will start looking for resources for her.

This is Faith Jeptoo, that is her 2 yr old son . She dropped by at the school to inquire about daycare. She wanted to secure daycare before she could ask for a job at the sisal plantation, making 2 cents per bale at an average of 50 bales a day.

She noticed the group using computers. "I wasn't lucky to go to school", she lamented. She asked about other trade jobs she could train for. We didn't, all we had were computers.

Her story was really sad. I wanted to do something and get her reading and writing already. But all I could do was show her some few kids games. I hope she comes back. I will start looking for resources for her.

I see you. Do you see me 🤩

I see you. Do you see me 🤩

Mogotio deserves the very best. I am excited to see this community center happen.

Mogotio deserves the very best. I am excited to see this community center happen.

Our founders 🤗

Our founders 🤗

This is not an apple commercial. Just TechLit Africa😍

Our marketing student took that photo.

Our marketing student took that photo.

That look 😍

Art class anyone?

We host a tournament every other day. The kids gather outside to watch the race as the competitors race inside. The networked game has been the most popular among the kids. After a few sessions they start using terms like network, server, client, ethernet cable and so.

They are flexing they muscle before the tournament this afternoon.

They are flexing they muscle before the tournament this afternoon.

This is leon. He loves colobot. Colobot is a programming game. Even though he game is too complicated for him, he shows up every day and try to move the robot. I am tried show him other games but he insists on colobot.

After a hard day of teaching others, these four finally get their turn. They are on the final levels of super tux 2, a super mario clone. I tried to play the game but was stuck on level 4.

This is our local server. All the machines are connected locally, allowing us to save the kids progress and set up multiplayer games.

We have a tournament this after. Every is eagerly waiting

The suspense is killing me. This is the semi-finals. Who is going to win?

I think she will figure that 2by2 rubix cube out. She is barely two.

I think she will figure that 2by2 rubix cube out. She is barely two.

Celebratory pushups. I can't believe all these computers will be in Kenya soon for our next 10 labs.

Richard lost

Minor racing league

Richard is such a good commentator. He cracks me up

New school & community center loading in Mogotio, Kenya

New school & community center loading in Mogotio, Kenya

Our teachers.

We have been running daily computer classes at Zawadi, grouping them by grade. Kindergarten is the first group. When we arrive early in the morning, they line up by the door. They sing "nimeingia laptop" after the class.

One day we were short for time, so we decided to skip the kindergarten kids. After we left they went to their teacher complaining that they didn't have a class. 
Since then, if we start with a different class, they tell us they have not yet gone in, asking when they will be going in. They can’t be ignored.

We have been running daily computer classes at Zawadi, grouping them by grade. Kindergarten is the first group. When we arrive early in the morning, they line up by the door. They sing "nimeingia laptop" after the class.

One day we were short for time, so we decided to skip the kindergarten kids. After we left they went to their teacher complaining that they didn't have a class.

Since then, if we start with a different class, they tell us they have not yet gone in, asking when they will be going in. They can’t be ignored.

Ruth Jelimo is six years old. She wants to spend every waking moment at the lab. Here she is helping another child in the community use a trackpad. "Can I take a computer home with me?" she asked.

I tried to explain that her school only has 16 computers and that those are needed for 150 students per day and the whole community on weekends.

The laughter is contagious

This Mercy Koech, she spent two hours trying to touch type. She knew she could play other games. "I have to get it." She said, every time I asked about taking a break.

She hadn't by the time we were ready for the next group. It would be such a big milestone for her when she gets it. I will tell you all about it. #founderchronicles

This is Sheila Kiplagat. It was her first day at the lab. Like most of ours users, she had never used a computer. We introduced her to touch typing, she was leaving 5 minutes in. She ran into me on her way out. "this is really hard. I have never touched those things", she said. I convinced her to come back and try a different game.

She loved TuxMath. One hour in she wanted to give touch typing a go. #founderchronicles

Their new favorite game

This is Faith Jepkemoi. She is a very impressive 7 year old

Wanna visit us?

Wanna visit us?

This one is just creative

Just a lovely afternoon in Mogotio

Just a lovely afternoon in Mogotio

Chilling, as they wait for their turn with the computers

Chilling, as they wait for their turn with the computers

I use to do this too when i was young. I tried now and i broke his stilts

I use to do this too when i was young. I tried now and i broke his stilts

Ready for our first session

Ready for our first session

Our founder, Nelly Cheboi

Our founder, Nelly Cheboi

Making music

Making music

The future of tech. #allgirlsfeaturedhere

The future of tech. #allgirlsfeaturedhere

@markdaamen .nl came all the way from the Netherlands to visit us. We appreciate when he took the time to talk to our students.

This is Tyler Cinnamon, our founder.

This is Tyler Cinnamon, our founder.

They found photo booth filters

They found photo booth filters

Afternoon reading

Afternoon reading

No, they didn’t solve the rubix cube. They wanted to pose with a solved one 😁

No, they didn’t solve the rubix cube. They wanted to pose with a solved one 😁

The power is out today. They solving rubix cubes instead.

The power is out today. They solving rubix cubes instead.

Friends from the Netherlands visited us.

Friends from the Netherlands visited us.

😊😊😊

😊😊😊

This is Dadi

This is Dadi

This is Waithera.

This is Waithera.

This Ian

This Ian

Big hugs from Zawadi Prep. This the school, our founder,  @nellycheboi built while in college.

Big hugs from Zawadi Prep. This the school, our founder, @nellycheboi built while in college.

We are ready for our next 10 labs.

We are ready for our next 10 labs.

Our friend, Gus hosted our computers.

Our friend, Gus hosted our computers.

Computers pickup from artisan talent.

Computers pickup from artisan talent.

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