June 28, 2011— Elimu Holdings Limited was on 20th June 2011 awarded a Gold medal at the annual ComputerWorld honors program held in Washington D.C. as a visionary applicant of information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change.

 
 
“The number and quality of nominations this year were very inspiring and demonstrate how valuable IT is to community change,” said John Amato, Publisher, Computerworld. “Computerworld is very proud to name the 2011 class of Laureates and showcase their initiatives benefiting society through innovative uses of IT.” 
 
"Attaining the Computerworld Honors award is a great milestone in Elimu's young history. It is a statement of the importance of ICT in Africa and in particular, the importance of ICT in the continent's education," said Davis Waithaka, CEO, Elimu Holdings Limited. "We are very glad to be associated with all the schools that have our technology and all our partners."
 
Elimu Holdings Limited is committed to developing affordable education technology for schools in Kenya.
 
The Computerworld Honors awards were presented at the Annual Laureates Medal Ceremony & Gala Awards on June 20, 2011 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
 
 
About Computerworld Honors Program Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988 
The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies and oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website (http://events.computerworld.com/Honors2011).
 
Elimu's 'A Website per Learning Institution Initiative' (AWPLII) seeks to place every school in Kenya, and Africa, on the Internet by building school websites. The problem it is solving is inaccessibility to official information from schools in Africa. The challenges faced included the skewed perception that computer-based initiatives in the African setting can only benefit the more affluent societies. This is overcome by running wide-based training of schools receiving the websites on how to use and manage their websites. The schools use the websites to reduce costs of communication while increasing its impact and efficiency.
 
About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld’s award-winning Web site (http://www.computerworld.com), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Magazine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (comScore Media Metrix, August 2010). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com. 
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