In the ten years that we have been in existence, CFSK has sourced over 120,000 personal computers that have been deployed in over 8,500 Public Secondary and Primary Schools, Technical Training Institutes, Teacher Training Colleges, Medical Training Centres and several Universities. We also operate a comprehensive preventive and curative maintenance programme for these computers to ensure they are fully operational all the time. In a number of these institutions, we have also placed electricity generators, Internet access and the WorldSpace Direct Media Service.
In this period of time, we have also carried out training to over 20,000 heads of schools and Education Officers, teachers and tutors, members of Schools’ Board of Governors and Parents/Teachers Associations. We have successfully developed digital multimedia teaching/learning resources specifically intended for our national Secondary School curriculum – providing both teachers and students with an invaluable modern tool that makes learning fun and stimulating. We have also developed software tools for school management.
Computers for Schools Kenya is a partnership of communities, private sector corporations, civil society organizations, international charities and development partners working together for the long term good of the nation.
Our considerable success is directly attributed to this close partnership, as a result of which an estimated 3,000,000 young Kenyans now have access to information and communication technologies that they would have otherwise not accessed. Our organisational and operational model has been recognized as an exemplar, with ongoing efforts to replicate the same in other African countries. In 2007 and 2008 we won the African ICT Achievers Award for Top Civil Society Organisation to Bridge the Digital Divide in Africa.