To support people in Africa obtain the technology skills needed to build a productive computer services industry to promote economic development, increase personal incomes and boost the local economy.
To supplement the existing education system by making computers available to people of all ages, providing customized training, as well as encouraging and supporting the formation of local businesses.
Awards and Recognition
Fire Africa Awards 2017
The Mobile Solar Computer Classroom won an Award from FIRE Africa under the category of; Internet for Social Inclusion
Sustania100 Annual Guide
The Mobile Solar Computer Classroom was profiled in the Sustania100 2015 annual guide to 100 innovative sustainability solutions from around the world.
Seed Awards Winner 2014
The Mobile Solar Computer Classroom won the SEED Awards 2014 and was recognized as one of the enterprises that is working to a greener economy while empowering people with 21st Century Skills
Featured on UN Radio
UN Radio featured a story on how the Mobile Solar Computer Classroom is helping women and girls in Uganda gain access to essential information on the internet and to gain computer skills.
Featured by BBC News
In 2014 BBC News published an article on how the Mobile Solar Computer Classroom uses solar energy to take computer literacy to remote communities in Uganda.
Wise Award Finalist
In 2013, the Mobile Solar Computer Classroom project made it to the Finalists of the WISE Awards 2013.
Our Model As a Case Study
Intel funded a case study on Maendeleo Foundation’s Mobile Solar Computer Classroom Project as a sustainable,technology-based education program in Africa
Founder Recognized as an American Innovator
Maendeleo Foundation Co-founder Eric Morrow was recognized as “an American Innovator,” and the Mobile Solar Computer Classroom was showcased, at the 2009 Innovation Economy Conference.
Winner – Intel’s Inspire-Empower Challenge
In 2009, Maendeleo Foundation’s Mobile Solar Computer Classroom won Intel’s “Inspire-Empower Challenge”.