Meet Our Team


Our Founders

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Nelly Cheboi and Tyler Cinnamon met at their first software engineering jobs in Chicago in 2016. Nelly is a deeply driven native Kenyan who learned software engineering after taking an undergraduate scholarship in the United States. Tyler is an ambitious self-taught programmer who grew up immersed in technology.

In 2019, they both quit their lucrative tech jobs and relocated to Kenya to figure out ways to leverage the digital economy and unlock global opportunities for rural Africans. As a couple and software engineers, they believe that adoption of technology is the most effective equalizer.


Our Founding Team

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In Kenya, we have a rapidly-growing team of passionate teachers. Our hiring and knowledge-sharing practices keep the team involved and connected. We have teachers that are nurturing, bold and dedicated. Our goal is that every one of our teachers either becomes a leader within the organization or, through their training in TechLit Africa, finds gainful employment to lift their entire family out of poverty.


Our Specialist Educators

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Specialist educators at TechLit Africa are responsible for teaching one specific skill such as video production, graphic design or internet security. They are role models that inspire students to pursue interesting projects.


Our School Lead Educators

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Our computer classes are guided by school leads, who are educators that stay in one school and oversee one classroom.


Our Board of Directors

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TechLit Africa has a small and focused board of directors who oversee the direction of the nonprofit and advise operations.


Questions About Our Team

Is TechLit hiring?

Yes, TechLit has job vacancies near Mogotio, Kenya. If you think you might apply and would like to interview as a teacher checkout out jobs page

What jobs are available at TechLit?

We have job vacancies in Kenya:

  1. School Lead Educator
  2. Specialist Educator

If you think you might apply and would like to interview as a teacher, check out our jobs page

How can I contact Nelly Cheboi?