NAIROBI: A local 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.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY