NGO tackles digital divide in Nairobi slums
12 May 2014, 11:41
Nairobi - A non-governmental organisation is equipping school children with access to computers in an effort to bridge the digital divide.
The operating system-on-a-stick solution is the brainchild of Keepod, which is rolling the project in Nairobi’s Mathare slums.
Keepod has already begun a fundraising drive in order to raise enough money to equip all the children in Mathare with a USB device loaded with an operating system and various applications.
“The first step is to realize our goal. Together with LiveInSlums we provide 1 500 Keepod devices and 50 computers at the initial step of the project. The computers serve the 1 500 Keepod users as vehicles to personalized computing,” Keepod stated.
According to the startup, Keepod is a secure operating system that runs from any USB drive, eliminating our dependency on one computer. It enables many children to each have their own USB device while sharing the computer.
- CAJ News
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