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Bridging the Digital Divide One Computer Lab at a Time

August 30, 2023

Nelly Cheboi, Founder of Techlit Africa

Our passion for education and empowering bright, young minds has led us to partner with Techlit Africa, a visionary organization founded by the inspiring Nelly Cheboi—the 2022 CNN Hero Award winner.

Together, we have embarked on a pioneering mission to bridge the digital divide in underserved communities in Kenya, where access to modern technology has long been a distant dream. Through this groundbreaking initiative, we have established computer labs at Mirera Primary School in Naivasha and Muruai Primary School in Laikipia. Currently, we have 700 students taking computer classes every week.

The impact of these computer labs is nothing short of transformative. For the first time, Mirera and Muruai Primary School students are experiencing a paradigm shift. With access to these digital skills, they can explore the vast digital world and unleash their potential like never before.

Techlit Africa’s focus on teaching vital digital skills, especially coding and HTML, empowers young minds and prepares them for a future filled with endless possibilities and promising career paths. Witnessing the power of technology, some of these students have discovered a genuine interest in pursuing IT and computer-related courses, changing their lives forever.

“This initiative has helped the students explore technology; others did not know any careers in technology, but now I can see some of them telling me they want to become software engineers and IT personnel. It has been a big deal for them,” says Tobias, the computer teacher at Muruai Primary School.

But the impact of these computer labs goes beyond just technical skills. They symbolize hope and empowerment, igniting a spark of inspiration within the students and encouraging them to dream big. With every keystroke, they are becoming architects of their destinies, ready to face future challenges confidently.

At Moja Tu, we firmly believe that access to quality education and digital skills can transform individual lives and entire communities. These computer labs are just the beginning of a ripple effect to create positive change across Kenya, uplifting the nation as a whole.

As we celebrate the success of the computer labs at Mirera Primary School and Muruai Primary School, we are reminded that much work still needs to be done. Numerous other schools in underserved communities lack such life-changing opportunities, and we are committed to expanding our initiative to reach as many students as possible.

By donating to our computer labs initiative, you can contribute to a brighter future for these young minds, allowing them to realize their dreams and shape a better tomorrow for all. Join us on this journey of empowerment and transformation. Together, we can bridge the digital divide and create a generation of empowered individuals ready to lead Kenya toward a brighter, tech-enabled future.

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