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Nelly Cheboi: Bridging the Technology Gap in Rural Kenya

Nelly Cheboi: Bridging the Technology Gap in Rural Kenya
Nelly: Rural Africans lack opportunities to make a living, but computers and the internet provide global opportunities. TechLit Africa teaches digital skills to kids in primary schools to unlock these opportunities. We teach classes with donated, used computers. Our classes follow a curriculum designed to close the skills gap for adults living in rural Africa. 

Chelsea Sprayregen: Supporting Child-Care Providers

Chelsea Sprayregen: Supporting Child-Care Providers
Chelsea: Thanks for having me, Spiffy! To answer your question—in the US, billions of dollars in government child care funding goes unclaimed every year. To get this funding, child care providers have to deal with dehumanizing, tedious paperwork, and they just can't manage all of it, on top of providing high-quality early education for children. Pie for Providers is addressing this problem by building human-centered technology that unlocks billions of dollars across fragmented government funding streams.

Megan Murday: Mobilizing the Private Sector for Public Good

Megan Murday: Mobilizing the Private Sector for Public Good

Megan: Glad to be here, Spiffy! Thanks for having me. As you’re aware, companies impact their communities in many ways, such as protecting the environment and creating jobs that support families. But most companies do not have much information today about how they can best help their community, so Metric has created software to help companies understand and improve their environmental and social impact.