A Closer look at a project: TechLens in Kenya
Posted on Aug 29, 2019 8:04 AM by
One of the projects that Close the Gap supported with computers recently is TechLens. This project is located in Kenya and was one of the participants of our most recent Leap² Innovation Challenge in Mombasa, during the spring of 2019.
TechLens is a mobile (movable) tech-school that promotes active and integrative learning through technology. They offer training on basic IT skills and provide mentor-ship program to enable the students to do well both academically and spark their interest to pursue careers in technology. Their aim is to bridge the digital and technology divide, creating equal opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Founded by Clemence Mwanjala, TechLens was one of the innovations that participated in the Leap² Innovation Challenge in Mombasa in spring 2019. To read more about this and our other Leap² Challenges, click here. TechLens was one of the innovations that reached their target crowdfunding amount and so received matching funding from Close the Gap.
Seeing that the mission of TechLens is closely connected to Close the Gap's mission, the matching funding was done through computer donations. The project received a number of computers that they use at the moment at Pumwani and Mtongwe secondary schools.
"Since computer lessons are practical the laptops have really created a great impact where students can learn effectively and with ease. Thank you so much for supporting TechLens to jump the digital divide!" Clemence Mwanjala, founder TechLens.