Who we are
Computers for Schools Kenya (CFSK) is a non-profit organisation registered in the year 2002. Our head offices, together with Our National Refurbishment and Technical Services Centre and the Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) Centre, are located at Mihang’o, Embakasi, off the eastern bypass, Nairobi. We have six Regional Centres hosted by various Government institutions country-wide.
Our vision is the establishment of an information-rich Kenyan Society actively participating in sustainable development. We achieve this by facilitating the development of information and communication technology infrastructure, capacity in educational and training institutions as well as community resource access centres.
The CFSK board is composed of individuals drawn from leading private sector corporations and the Government who share the vision and feel the urgency of the work at hand. It is managed on a day to day basis by the Executive Director, Deputy Director and Sectional Officers responsible for different aspects of its operations.
Bearing in mind the unique circumstances of our people, we are constantly researching and pioneering new and appropriate technologies that meet our special needs and circumstances. Being cognisant of the need to conserve the environment, we developed an effective system for handling electronic waste, for which we received recognition by the then Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.
We operate the region’s only e-Waste Management Centre. Though a significant portion of our budget is met from charitable donations by various partners, we are increasingly self-sustaining- by undertaking paid information and communication technology projects for clients. The proceeds from the projects are used to fund charity programmes.
Our Technical Team is made up of well trained and diligent ICT Professionals with varied specializations, always showing competence by; delivering projects on time, within budget and to the client’s satisfaction.
CFSK is a partnership of communities, private sector corporations, civil society organisations, and international charities and development partners who work together for the long term good of the nation.
Our success thus far is directly attributed to these partnerships. An estimated 15,000,000 young Kenyans now have access to information and communication technologies that they would otherwise not had.
Our organisational and operational model has been recognised as 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.