Although many of our students attend schools equipped with computers, the Kenya Computer Exchange aims to improve the capacity of these institutions to deliver quality computer education. Often a school will have two or three working computers shared by hundreds of students. The Kenya Computer Exchange offers these schools new or used computers in exchange for tuition credit that the KEF uses to enroll needy students.
How it Works….
Kenyan schools are generally under-funded and starved for technology. The Kenya Computer Exchange allows these schools to acquire great computers for use in labs and for administrative purposes without any outlay of cash. These computers are not free, however. The schools “buy in” to the success and good governance of the project by reciprocating with free enrollments for extremely disadvantaged students that our organization chooses. For example, two computers may be exchanged for free tuition at a boarding school for one student for one year. In addition, the school benefits by improving its prestige as an institution that offers computer classes. All the students at a participating school also benefit by learning vital computer skills that will serve them as productive members of society. And society at large benefits by giving poor children the opportunity to create a bright future for themselves and their country.
INTERESTED IN PROVIDING A KENYAN HIGH SCHOOL WITH COMPUTERS?
The KEF seeks monetary gifts from private citizens and corporate sponsors. These gifts are used to purchase new and affordable computers in Kenya. We then negotiate with high schools on an exchange of computers for tuition credit for KEF scholars. If you are interested in donating to this initiative, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (212) 792-6300, x6427.
Interested in becoming the official sponsor of a computer lab? Contact us for additional details.
Some generous Kenya Computer Exchange corporate sponsors include:
Magellan Health Services – 350 computers
Signature Bank – 50 computers
Continuity Centers – 30 computers
NU Horizons Electronics – 30 computers
Power Travel International - 16 computers
Hofstra University – 15 computers
Kaplow PR – 30 computers
Janover LLC – 35 computers