Nelly Cheboi, who creates computer labs for Kenyan schoolchildren, is CNN’s Hero of the Year

CNN The 2022 CNN Hero of the Year is Nelly Cheboi, who in 2019 left a prestigious

software engineering position in Chicago to build computer laboratories for Kenyan kids.

She was chosen by online voters from the Top 10 CNN Heroes finalists for this year.

Through the charity organisation TechLit Africa, founded by Cheboi,

thousands of children in rural Kenya now have access to donated,

refurbished computers, giving them the opportunity for a better future.

Cheboi will earn $100,000 as the CNN Hero of the Year to further her efforts.

She, along with the other top 10 CNN Heroes awarded at Sunday's event,

will each receive a $10,000 cash prize as well as, thanks to a new partnership with CNN Heroes,

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