Stories About Impact

Why You Should Play a Role in Africa’s Digital Economy

TechLit Africa bringing technology to education in Kenya with local talent and used computers.
There is an urgent need to speed up growth of the digital economy in Africa at governmental, corporate, and individual levels. A few African countries have experienced massive economic growth after investing in telecommunications, digital trade, and fintech services. Participating in digitalization at an individual, corporate, or national level will spur innovation, create jobs, boost economic growth, and improve sustainable internet connectivity.

The Secret of Self-Efficacy in Education

Ogutu, a primary school student, learning effectively with TechLit Africa
Self-efficacy means believing in your ability to succeed in any situation. In a learning environment, self-efficacy shapes how teachers and learners set objectives and go about achieving them.

What Should I Do with My Company’s Used Computers?

TechLit Africa Building Classrooms with Used Computers
You could be stranded on what to do with old computers that still work. Alternatively, you may be creating a solid IT asset disposition plan but not sure where to start. Either way, this article will help you spot the best solution. Here are five things you can do with your company’s used computers.

The Merge 2: Karibuni Mogotio, Kenya 🤗

TechLit Africa students using a computer
Last Saturday, I landed in Nairobi, Kenya with 44 laptops. Tyler and I plan on flying back and forth from Kenya to the States a few times every year.

The Merge: 2021 Goals

TechLit Africa students using a computer
The Network is a passionate and determined group of monthly givers on a mission to bridge the digital divide in our lifetime. People like you from different corners of the world, giving anything they can to prove how unstoppable we are when we work together.

Mogotio Labs Part 1: Equal Access

TechLit Africa students using a computer
TechLit builds computer labs in rural Africa and supplies computers to rural African schools and libraries. This one of many posts sharing what we learned while running an open computer lab in 2019.

Want to Empower Africa? Donate Technology

TechLit Africa: Sheila Jelagat using Tux Math
It was her first day at the lab. Like most of our users, she had never used a computer. We introduced her to touch typing, she was leaving five minutes in.

Sheila Kiplagat

TechLit Africa: Sheila Jelagat using Tux Math
It was her first day at the lab. Like most of our users, she had never used a computer. We introduced her to touch typing, she was leaving five minutes in.

Tyler's Story

TechLit Africa founder and COO Tyler Cinnamon
Tyler is a self-taught programmer. He wants to see children growing up in the developing world to have the same opportunities with technology that he had.

Our overnight success. Are we there yet?

TechLit Africa founder and CEO Nelly Cheboi giving at Women in Tech Breakfast Chicago
I grew up in abject poverty. I wanted to move my family out of that shack. We had it bad, but we were average compared to other families in my community. I wanted to help them out too.

Building Zawadi

TechLit Africa founder and CEO  Nelly Cheboi
From its inception, Zawadi now has morphed into a community center for the village of Mogotio. My dream is to be able to provide all the required resources a typical school would have to help these children learn and become productive adults in their community.

Founding TechLit Africa

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

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