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Africa, Nairobi, Kenya – Lighthouse Grace Academy

Mathare slums of Nairobi, Kenya 

This school has been operating for many years, and provides a very good education for the children raised in the slums of Nairobi.  

The building is at the stage that it desperately needs replacement.  Termites have taken over and we have plans in place to start this project in 2020. 

BRCK Education was launched in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, today to address the country’s education problems, which include a lack of access to technology, inconsistent electricity supply, high mobile data costs, and lack of technological literacy by both teachers and learners.

The BRCK Kio Kit is a combination of the robust BRCK device, toughened tablets and an easy-to-use ruggedized suitcase that doubles as a charger when the tablets are stored. It has only one charging cable (as the tablets use wireless charging) and one on/off switch. 

When turned on, it houses a web server or “micro-cloud” – or an offline version of the internet – providing the same kind of rich, interactive content provided by the web but without incurring expensive data costs. This is powered by the BRCK with an additional Raspberry Pi computer attached to it.

Current School Buildings
Proposed School Building
We also built a medical clinic on the same property, which will service the school and surrounding community.