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.
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.
Cost of Computer Lessons
The cost of operating in each community differs but it ranges between 40,000 - 50,000 KSH a month. We only charge for the months we are in schools, typically 9 months of the year. We can read more here on why we charge schools
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. If you are interested please fill out the school request form
TechLit Member Schools
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.