(11/19) Recap 2021 - Building Zawadi Yetu

by Nelly Cheboi on Dec 22, 2021

This is post 11 of 19 in our 2021 Recap.

11 Zawadi Preparatory Students Four Floor Zawadi Yetu

Strictly speaking, this isn’t a TechLit project, but it was a huge milestone for me this year. I built a four-story building for Zawadi (my private school in Kenya) this year!

We broke ground on Zawadi: Part 3 in March, and I honestly thought we were just doing the first two floors. A project like this takes a lot of coordination.

Chief Fundi is my project coordinator. He was on site every day, working alongside the two-dozen other contractors on the team. Chief Fundi was always ready to start the next stage of the project, so how could I say no?

You probably knew this, but TechLit isn’t going anywhere: TechLit signed a 10-year lease with Zawadi for the second floor, which became our new headquarters this year. We have a storage room, workshop, training room and classroom there.

When we were done with the last few floors, a local internet provider came to me and threw down a challenge. If I could get the fourth floor done, he could use it as a base station. Zawadi and TechLit could have free WiFi, and the surrounding area would have a very fast internet option. You can probably guess what happened. I’ll tell you more in a later recap.

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