We first learned about Keepod on a BBC documentary and loved the concept. To see children in remote African villages being given access to personal computing in such a simple low cost way appealed to us enormously and we felt we had to be a part of it.
We met with Keepod’s founders Nissan and Franky and played around with a Keepod ourselves. We were hooked! With Keepod, each child owns their personal operating system on a simple USB stick worn on a lanyard around their neck – brilliant! Old laptops with hard drives removed are recycled and used as the vehicle for the USB stick, enabling just one computer to give computing access to many.
Breaking down the barriers that prevent underprivileged and remote communities from having access to personal computing and putting them in touch with the world sounds like an almost impossible hurdle, and yet Keepod is showing how simple and low cost the solution can be.
Click here to learn more about this amazing project.