The cost of teaching digital skills in schools varies by region. Our program costs roughly 40,000 KES/school per month in Mogotio. For a school of 400 students, that's about 100 KES/student per month, or 300 KES/student per term.
TechLit is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to teach digital skills to disrupt poverty in rural Africa. We use donations to collect, ship and import donated computers, as well as to develop curriculum and administer digital skills education.
We don't donate computers, or anything else. We only teach effective computer classes, that's why we're good at it. Schools pay their own costs.
Here's the average cost of our program in Mogotio from late May, 2022. We do everything we can to lower costs while keeping classes effective.
|Core Educator||12,890 KES|
|Specialist Educators||5,195 KES|
|Technical Support||2,597 KES|
|Staff Earnings Total||22,750 KES|
|Staff Benefits||904 KES|
|Hub Electricity||1,300 KES|
|Data & Airtime||1,392 KES|
|Supplies & Repair||2,010 KES|
|Other Costs||1,220 KES|
|Support Costs Total||18,568 KES|
|Monthly Cost||41,318 KES|
TechLit computer classes include many non-negotiable services that ensure our computer classes are effective. These services cost a reasonable amount of money, and cannot be made much cheaper than they are without significantly sacrificing the quality of our program.
Our included services are:
We do not pay for schools to host computer classes, and we don't donate computers, because we take on the duty of effective use. We are responsible for teaching quality classes, repairing and replacing computers.
For us to achieve our goals, we ask schools to pay for:
Our mission is to disrupt poverty in rural Africa, and we believe that redistributing used computers will do that. That's why we focus on getting as many computers into rural Africa as possible.
However, we have seen that tech literacy is lacking, so we are working with schools to teach as many students as possible digital skills. When the students grow up, they will have the skills necessary to uplift their communities.
This is what we provide for free as a nonprofit organization:
This video by CNN explains the story behind TechLit through the eyes of our founder Nelly Cheboi.
We charge schools for the full cost of the program, because we want tech literacy to be a part of school for the long-term. Read more about why we charge schools here.