Who we are
Computers for Schools Kenya (CFSK) is a charitable non-governmental 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. These Regional Centres are located in various parts of the country; Kakamega, Kisumu, Nakuru, Embu, Nairobi and Mombasa.
Our vision is the establishment of an information-rich Kenyan Society actively participating in sustainable development. We hope to achieve this by facilitating the development of information and communication technology infrastructure and capacity in educational and training institutions as well as community information access and resource access centres.
The Board of CFSK is drawn from leading private sector corporations, the Government and individuals that 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 from various partners, we are increasingly self-sustaining by undertaking major information and communication technology projects for paying clients – the proceeds from such work then being used to fund our charitable operations.
Our Technical Teams, made up of highly trained diligent ICT Professionals with varied specializations, have been numerously proven competent and capable – 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 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 15,000,000 young Kenyans now have access to information and communication technologies that they would have otherwise not accessed.
Our organisational and operational model has been recognised 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.