A student with internet can access a whole world beyond their schools dirt floors and mud walls. In Meru, Kenya the children are hungry for an education that will pipeline them to opportunities. They are ready to improve their communities and extinguish poverty. Our partner schools are over crowded and under resourced and not able to meet the needs of hundreds of curious minds. We have built computer labs in Meru, Kenya for 14 years and its time to get them connected!
At the foot of Mt. Kenya, Meru is covered in centuries of volcanic ash. The people here grow just enough to subsist and HIV has made orphans a common sight. Poverty and hardship are the norm. As the Kenyan economy modernizes, Meru is positioned to be a hub of commerce but schools are lacking in resources and basic Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills are needed for the opportunities coming.
Since 2004, Technology Partnership has been building computer labs in schools in Meru. Over a decade ago, basic computer skills were needed and our students and teachers have been using those tools to access better jobs and improve their lives. In todays economy, the internet is needed as a basic learning tool to grow 21st Century Learners. Internet access is necessary for every students
Our partner schools are invested and motivated in preparing their students for the 21st century economy. Drop out rates decrease and overall test scores improve, when students have access to internet connected computer labs. These students will be employable and able to improve their communities along with themselves.