Connecting Everyone

Bridging the Digital Divide in Rural Kenya

Who we are

Athi Community Network  CBO is a Tech non-profit   that leverages digital technologies for socio-economic empowerment of rural residents of Eastern Kenya  such as Athi (A Market Centre in Meru County). We are licensed by the Communications Authority as  Service Providers . The licence covers Connectivity, Applications development and Content Creation Services. We seek to tackle unemployment   through technology and upskill rural residents, so they can live in dignity. Here at Athi Community Network we strive to create sustainable solutions through our various activities and programs.Our ultimate goal is to enable all our community members enjoy the benefits of internet  and the digital economy as a  whole .

We believe that the internet is an enabler of activities that promote social progress, economic empowerment and innovation for all, including those who live in rural and deprived regions.  Read More..

Connecting Everyone

digital inclusion

Determination to Learn

As we continued with our journey to digitize rural and unreached regions of rural Kenya, we came across a neglected group. Teen Mothers, girls and women of all ages have been left behind in the digital revolution. Athi community network has enhanced its focus on women inclusion in information technology. 



Capacity Building Project

Supporting Community-led Approaches to Addressing the Digital Divide: Micro-Organisation Work Implementation for Community Networks Project. 28 November 2022- 27 January 2023.

Training areaS

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    Structured Cabling
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    Working on Communication Towers
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    Electronic Equipment Fault Repair
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    Institution Strengthening

Focus areas


— Digital Upskilling

We train  people of all ages  basic to intermediary level computer skills regardless of their literacy levels or economic status. We train on basic digital literacy, Graphic Design, Web Design, Software Development and other Tech skills.


— Wireless Internet Service Provider

One of our main targets is improving the availability of high-quality, safe and affordable broadband services in under-served rural areas. We have just received a Communication Network  Service Provider License from the Kenyan Government.


— Content Creation

We create visual content to communicate ideas and messages. We believe that graphic design is a  form of art and expression where we strive to develop digital content that is visually appealing and informative. For more please visit our Youtube Channel


— Climate Adaptation

There is a link between Agriculture and Climate adaptation.We seek to promote use of sustainable energy generation technologies that help conserve the environment and natural resources to curb harm caused by negative human activities.


The Gig Economy

We believe in creating employment through our various initiatives.Our special purpose vehicle, Project Nuru is a tool for employing online employment opportunities to our community. We are partnering with Ajira Digital , Blue Lion 360 Academy and The The Business Process Outsourcing Association of Kenya.


-Agri Tech

We seek to promote Precision Agriculture ,access to market information and farm inputs using technologies such Drones, Artificial intelligence, Robotics and “Internet of things”  to better farmers’ production and distribution capabilities. The overall goal is to enhance climate smart Agricultural practices.

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The internet and Technology at large has the potential to equalize communities and even societies. Community Networks link the digital marginalized to the overall digital economy. These local initiatives are community led with the community interests at the centre of all connectivity activities.

Call To Action

Athi Community Network is a nonprofit and was formed to serve the rural Communities in Eastern Kenya and beyond. Tech infrastructure and upskilling is resource intensive.We need the support of anyone who believes in our mission. Your giving can be channeled by clicking the button below.

Online Courses Catalogue