Awards and Recognition
Over the years CFSK has been recognized locally and internationally for its continued efforts in bridging the digital divide in the region. We attribute our success to invaluable partnerships that have enabled an estimated 15 million Kenyans gain access to Information and communication technologies.
ForgeAhead Africa ICT Achievers Awards, 2009
For three consecutive years;2007, 2008 2009CFSK was named the top civil society organisation to Bridge digital divide in Africa. The CFSK programme was particularly commended for achieving so much with very limited resources.
Kenya National ICT Achievers Award 2007
The Computer Society of Kenya, at the Kenya National ICT Achievers awards recognised CFSK as the top organisation keen on bridging the digital divide in the country.
ForgeAhead Africa ICT Achievers Awards, 2006
Top civil society organisation to bridge digital divide in Africa – 1st Runner-up
CFSK has been acknowledge for its efforts to extend ICT access to the Kenyan society. Since its inception in 2002, CFSK has sourced, refurbished and placed over 370,000 computers in more than 10,000 primary and secondary schools, technical training institutes, medical training centers, universities and various community programmes.
CFSK has also extended ICT access to disadvantaged groups, facilitating their integration into an information rich society.
Through its off shoot organisation, The CFSK Institute of ICT, CFSK has trained well over 100,000 tutors, subject teachers, heads of institutions as well as educational administrators. The institute has developed a model User Proficiency Curriculum for both primary and secondary schools, which has been taken by over 45, 000 students. The CFSK Institute is intensely involved in content development for different curriculum across all level of education.
In its quest to preserve, conserve and protect the environment, CFSK established the first e-waste management facility in Kenya – The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Centre (WEEE Centre) which collects, scraps fractions, recycles and safely disposes all electrical and electronic waste.
CFSK’s administrative and operational model has been acknowledged as ideal. Owing to the successful implementation of its activities in Kenya, CFSK has aided in establishment of similar ICT programs in Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, South Sudan and Botswana. Efforts are ongoing to establish the same in Nigeria, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and DRC.