Nelly Cheboi Biography, Net Worth, Wikipedia, Age, Husband, Hometown, CNN, Partner, Parents

Nelly Cheboi is creating history as she becomes the CNN Hero of 2022 with her visionary ideas and projects.

Nelly was honored with this title for her work and efforts for the technological development of the people of Kenya. CNN Hero is one of the most prestigious awards and can be honored by any social activist can achieve in their life.

The following information on Nelly Cheboi’s Biography, Net Worth, Age, Family, Parents, Siblings, Children, Husband and Nationality is all you need to know.

Nelly Cheboi Biography

Nelly Cheboi aka Kosi is the CEO & Founder of TechLit Africa fosters which is a more technologically literate Africa. She founded Pushupbot in April 2020 in Chicago. She worked as a lead software Engineer at User Here from September 2020 to July 2021. She worked as a full-stack engineer from January 2020 to September 2020.

Nelly Cheboi Parents, Early Life

Nelly Cheboi was born in Mogotio in Kenya to three daughters family in 1993. She is 29 years old as of 2022. Her parents and siblings’ names are not known. At CNN Hero of The Year, her mother told,

“She worked really hard to educate us.”

Nelly Cheboi Education

She wanted to change the narrative of children growing up in communities like her that’s why she quit her join in 2019 and founded a computer lab. She passed out from Maryhill Girls High School.

She studied at Augustana College in Illinois by receiving a full scholarship. She took a programming course for her mathematics major in her junior year.

She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and applied mathematics, and computer science from Augustana College in 2016.

She worked as a hardware and Installation student worker admissions ambassador, career ambassador, and student Tutor at Augustana College from November 2015 to June 2016.

 

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Nelly Cheboi Career

Nelly Cheboi quit her job to create computer labs for Kenyan school children in 2019. She created computer labs “TechLit Africa” for Kenyan Schoolchildren by using old computers to open new worlds for young Kenyans.

She worked as a software engineer and business analyst at New World Van Lines for a year and 4 months in Greater Chicago Area.

She had been a software engineer at ShipBob, Inc. from January 2018 to April 2019.

She was the full stack engineer at Kodable from January 2020 to September 2020.

The 16th Annual CNN Heroes show hosted by Anderson Cooper and Kelly Ripa was aired from New York City on 11 December night in New York where online voters selected her name among this year’s Top 10 CNN Heroes.

She will receive $100,000 to expand her work. She will be named an Elevate Prize Winner for receiving additional support worth $200,000 for her nonprofit. She told CNN,

“When I discovered computer science, I just fell in love with it. I knew that this is something that I wanted to do as my career, and also bring it to my community.”

She added,

“I feel so accomplished seeing kids that are 7 years old touch-typing, knowing that I just learned how to touch-type less than five years ago.”

She added,

“We have kids here (in Kenya) — myself included, back in the day — who don’t even know what a computer is. At one point, I was bringing 44 computers, and I paid more for the luggage than I did for the air ticket.”

She got the award at the 2022 CNN Heroes of the Year with her mother. She along with her mother sang a song onstage.

Nelly Cheboi Net Worth

Nelly Cheboi has an estimated net worth of $500,000 after she receives the prize money as CNN Hero 2022.

Facts about Nelly Cheboi

  1. Who is Nelly Cheboi? Nelly Cheboi aka Kosi is the CEO & Founder of TechLit Africa fosters which is a more technologically literate Africa.
  2. Who are Nelly Cheboi’s parents? N/A
  3. How old is Nelly Cheboi? She was 29 Years Old in 2022.
  4. How many siblings does Nelly Cheboi have? A younger sister
  5. What is Nelly Cheboi’s nationality? Kenyan
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