African Changemaker

Nelly Cheboi

Nelly is a Kenyan social entrepreneur leveraging the digital economy to lift communities out of poverty.

She is the Founder and CEO of TechLit Africa, a non-profit organization fostering a more technologically literate Africa. TechLit Africa repurposes the vast quantity of used technological equipment from companies, institutions and individuals and refurbishes them for use in the impoverished communities we serve.

The organization is on a mission to level the playing field for families in Africa by building computer labs in their local schools equipped with games, videos, and lessons from our open-source curriculum software.

Nelly’s contribution to bridging the technological gap in Africa has won her several honors, including the CNN Hero of the Year award.

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