In 2004, our founder Barbara Bates, PhD fell in love with Meru and wanted to be a part of the development of the community. As a teacher she recognized that her greatest contribution was to teach. She began to train Kenyan teachers to use technology skills in the computer labs she was building with partner schools.
Over the next decade, TP put computers in 48 schools and trained over 200 teachers. A 2016 geopoll survey found that a majority of students who attended schools in Meru now felt confident in their computer skills.
Since 2004, the way the humans interact with technology has changed dramatically. Technology partnership strives to bring the most relevant technology and skills to our partners. We continue to partner with primary and secondary school and now we also work with children’s homes, women’s entrepreneurial centers and adult learning facilities.
Today, we focus our resources on a smaller number of partner schools, making sure that they have updated and current technology and access. We focus on digital literacy, ensuring confidence and success when ever our students encounter a screen.