The moment Nelly Cheboi found out she was the CNN Hero of the year

TechLit Africa In The News

Updated April 24, 2024

Wide Acclaim for TechLit's Work

TechLit has been featured in publications worldwide and in many different forms. Our CEO Nelly Cheboi has even been recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30 and as a CNN Hero. We've been in podcasts, web blogs, local radio and so much more.

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What Does TechLit Africa Do?

Rural Africans lack opportunities to make a living. We equip kids in primary schools with digital skills, because digital skills can provide global opportunities.

TechLit teaches computer classes in rural African primary schools.

In 2021, we began computer classes in 10 primary schools in Mogotio and Mombasa, Kenya to bring computer lessons to 4,000 students. We are now selecting our next 100 schools across all of rural Kenya, to reach another 40,000 students.

About Nelly Cheboi

Nelly Cheboi (Kosi) was raised by a single mother in a rural Kenyan village. The hunger of her childhood has driven her to change the narrative for children growing up in communities like hers.

Nelly Cheboi has lifted her family out of poverty.

Kosi was the top of her class in primary and secondary school, then studied at Kenya Poly and Augustana College in America. After building her own private school Zawadi Yetu, she has come to bring digital skills to the rest of the continent.

Featuring TechLit Africa

If you're considering a story about TechLit, please reference TechLit Africa's press kit, read through our previous coverage here, and absolutely contact us for an interview.


How can I prepare a story about TechLit or Nelly?

First, you can reference TechLit's press kit:

If there's anything else you need, you can contact our CEO Nelly Cheboi directly.