Primary Schools Students at Logiri Primary in Mogotio at TechLit computer lab learning Digital Literacy

Computer Classes for Primary Schools

Effective Digital Training for Young Students

We teach computer classes in rural African primary schools. Our goal is to equip primary school students with digital skills that unlock global opportunities.


TechLit Member Schools

Primary Schools students of Zawadi Yetu Mogotio outside their classroom

Zawadi Yetu

KenyaNakuru CountyMogotio
Primary Schools Mogotio Primary Groups Of Mogotio Primary Students Waiting In Line To Join The Computer Lab

Mogotio Primary

KenyaBaringo CountyMogotio
Saint Mary students playing Potato Guy

Saint Mary's

KenyaBaringo CountyMogotio

What Does TechLit Africa Do?

Rural Africans lack opportunities to make a living. We equip kids in primary schools with digital skills, because digital skills can provide global opportunities.

TechLit teaches computer classes in rural African primary schools.

In 2021, we began computer classes in 10 primary schools in Mogotio and Mombasa, Kenya to bring computer lessons to 4,000 students. We are now selecting our next 100 schools across all of rural Kenya, to reach another 40,000 students.

Why Does TechLit Teach Digital Skills?

TechLit Africa was founded in 2018 by two software engineers from opposite backgrounds. Their backgrounds in technology and corporate America inspired them put used computers to work teaching digital skills.

We Know The Potential of Rural Africa

Nelly Cheboi (Kosi) was raised by a single mother in a rural Kenyan village. The hunger of her childhood has driven her to change the narrative for children growing up in communities like hers.

Nelly Cheboi has lifted her family out of poverty.

Kosi was the top of her class in primary and secondary school, then studied at Kenya Poly and Augustana College in America. After building her own private school Zawadi Yetu, she has come to bring digital skills to the rest of the continent.

We Know The Potential of Technology

Nelly's co-founder, Tyler Cinnamon grew up in rural America, immersed in technology. He learned to code, design and write from a young age, and became a software engineer straight out of secondary school. Since moving to Kenya, Tyler has been planning sustainable solutions to poverty through used technology in education.

How Does TechLit Teach Digital Skills?

We have a unique approach to starting and running computer classes, designed to address issues we’ve seen in Kenyan computer classes and issues our advisors have seen in computer programs worldwide in the last few decades.

We Provide Full-Service Computer Lessons

Schools provide a secure room and pay a fee for our service, which includes a full-time educator and a working computer lab.

We Employ Local Youth

We hire and train our own educators to teach classes in their own communities. All TechLit classes are taught by TechLit educators.

Effective Computer Lessons

We guarantee that schools receive quality computer classes. To do that, we decide the type and amount of computers to install. We never donate computers, so it's our responsibility to maintain and replace computers.

Behind The Scenes

A few things happen outside the classroom in order for us to guarantee that students are learning, and that computers are being used effectively.

Hub and Spoke Model

In order for us to ensure quality classes and working computers, we must have an office nearby with administrative staff that doubles as a warehouse. Each office, or “hub”, services many schools, or “spokes''.

Technical Support

Even the best computer set up in the world needs technical support. Every hub has a full-time staff member to troubleshoot, update software and repair computers.

Specialist Educators

To inspire students to take charge of their own learning and display the potential of computer skills, we have full-time “specialists” who rotate between schools.

Community Partners

In order to impact more students, we partner with specific communities and community-focused organizations. In exchange for computer classes in their community, partners financially support operations in those schools.

Cost of Computer Lessons

The cost of operating in each community differs, based on the cost of living, the distance between schools and the cost of internet connection.

Minimal Viable Impact

In order to begin computer classes in any area, we must reach enough students to justify the cost of opening a new hub.

Commitment to Sustainability

We want communities to become self-sufficient, and our community partners share that goal. We hope that over time, communities become able to take on the cost of our program.

Next Steps

We want communities to become self-sufficient, and our community partners share that goal. We hope that over time, communities become able to take on the cost of our program.

Share Your Story

Please, share your story and show us your community. You can email us at nelly@techlitafrica.org, WhatsApp us at +254 758 462 122, and find us on social media.

Visit A TechLit Hub

There is no better way to understand our program than visiting a hub while school is in session. By visiting, you see what our computer classes are like, how valuable it is for the students, and exactly how the program funding is spent.

Review Requirements

We can only work with schools who can eventually pay for the entire cost of our program. Every school needs to provide a secure room with sufficient electricity for a full computer lab, and enough time for at least two classes per week for each student. We will discuss all requirements before continuing.


Questions From Schools

How can I bring TechLit to my community?

We're accepting new partner schools now! You can request more information on our website.

How much does the TechLit program cost?

The cost of computer classes varies by region. In Kenya, it costs between 40k and 60k KES per month. Our current rate schedules are here.

Can I contact Nelly Cheboi directly to learn more?

Yes! Nelly manages our WhatsApp business phone in Kenya. You can contact Nelly Cheboi for answers: