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TechLit Africa

Advise on Best Way to Structure Relationship Between Two Entities


Advise a non-profit providing tech education in Kenya on the best way to structure the relationship between two entities.

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Jurisdiction(s): U.S.
About the Organization: TechLit Africa is a non-profit organization that aims to end inter-generational poverty in Kenya by leveraging the digital economy. They repurpose old computers to build computer labs in rural primary schools, giving kids the opportunity to gain technical skills that will position them for family-sustaining jobs and brighter futures.
Legal Entity Type: Nonprofit/Charity
SDG(s): Decent Work and Economic Growth, End Poverty, Quality Education
Legal Issue(s):

TechLit Africa has two separate entities, a 501c3 registered in Illinois and a Community Based Organization in Kenya. They fundraise and receive computer donations through the U.S. nonprofit. Then, the U.S. entity provides financial assistance and gives the computers to the Kenyan CBO. This entity carries out all of the operations on the ground in Kenya. Currently, the 501c3 and CBO are wholly independent of each other. The Tech Lit Africa team is seeking assistance determining how best to structure the relationship between these entities given their joint mission/work.