Knowledge = Power

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” - Nelson Mandela

Knowledge = Power

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” - Nelson Mandela

Knowledge = Power

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” - Nelson Mandela

Changing the World.
One Student at a time.

Empowering individuals through low cost, sustainable education solutions in communities, schools, libraries & health facilities.

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Platform Enablers

Software Solutions

Salesforce & Heroku continue to provide a software differentiation, allowing Shift IT manage the end-to-end content request & delivery process.

Collaborative Classrooms

Google Classroom enables ShiftIT to streamline the process of sharing files between teachers and students in a collaborative way.

Curated Content

The UMass team enables ShiftIT by triaging student/school content requests and processing the gathering & distribution of educational resources.

Innovation Partners

In collaboration with our partners, ShiftIT is improving education one person at a time in rural Africa.

Keepod $7 PCs

Each student gets a personal computing environment on a simple, affordable Keepod USB device.

Rachel Servers

Plug-and-play server connects a classroom of computers to a world of educational content

Salesforce Solutions

Request routing software for World Librarians Project's content curators

Shift IT Platform Layers

Kolibri Software

High quality offline education technology available in ShiftIT-sponsored communities

UMass Amherst Volunteers

Providing Open Education content curation, project monitoring and evaluation under World Librarian Project

Skyband Internet

Enables internet connectivity between ShiftIT sites and field service volunteers.

 
Empowering Students & Teachers Alike.

Stories of Lives Changed

ShiftIT Stories Play

Through our gallery and videos we hope you catch a glimpse of the amazing work Shift IT is doing in the communities of Malawi and rural Africa.

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Keepod PCs Deployed
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Rural Communities Enabled
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Local Teachers Trained
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Training Courses Delivered

Our Vision


Understand the Needs

Know the Culture, the Economy, and the dynamics of rural students in Africa

Reduce the Barrier to Entry

Every bit of Technology considers cost, power, connectivity & culutural factors

Focus on Vocational & STEM

Offer vocational or STEM-based educational tracks & content to raise up everyone

Excite New Partners

From volunteers like UMass to tech firms like Salesforce, get their perspective

Operate Efficienty

Cultural relevance, local staff and being a diligent steward with our funds are key to a long-term plan for success.

Demonstrate Accountability

We realize the importance of transparency and welcome any of our donors & sponsors for a visit & see our impactful work here.

Invest in Local Leaders

The only sustainable model is to ensure projects are driven by Malawian partners.

Adopt the Best Technology

We use best of breed partners!

Give Back & Pay Forward

We believe that helping other organizations help others contributes to the greater good.

Project Highlights

Chrimba CDSS

Chrimba CDSS

Keepod Point, Rachel server, Solar Power
Child Legacy

Child Legacy

Keepod Point, Rachel Server, Solar Power
Green Malata Children's Village

Geen Malata Children's Village

Keepod Point, Rachel server, Solar Power
Malawi National Credit Union

Malawi National Cricket Union

Keepod Point, Rachel Server
Prof. Charlie Schweik

Mwayi Trust

Keepod Point, Rachel Server
Mua Deaf School

Mua Deaf School

Keepod Point, Rachel Server, Kolibri
Saint Michaels Girls School

Saint Michaels Girls School

Keepod Point, Rachel Server
Mlambe School

Mlambe School

Keepod Point, Rachel Server
More than 30+ Schools & Community Projects enabled. Follow Us!

What Others are Saying

Customer Testimonails

Shift IT has been the spear head of change to bridging the digital divide in Malawi and Africa! We are proud to call them our Africa partners!

Nissan Bahar & Franky Imbesi Keepod Co-Founders
Customer Testimonails

We believe that ShiftIT is a valuable partner for us and can vouch for their ability to be a successful grants partner to help two schools in Malawi

Prof. Deepa Pullanikkatil CoFounder of Abundance
Customer Testimonails

In my more than two years working with them, I am continually impressed with what they are doing to support educational expansion in Malawi. I give my highest recommendation for them as partner

Prof. Charlie Schweik University of Massachusetts
Customer Testimonails

They have become a vital partner for us. Going forward, Shift IT will be pivotal in our efforts & vision to ensure digital access to every Chirimba CDSS student"

Dr. Reggies Wenyika President, Ottawa University
Customer Testimonails

In 2016 Shift IT won the first ICTAM Innovation Award for Education & Training. Since then, they have continued pushing the boundaries to make digital education in Malawi more inclusive.

Bram Fudzulani ICTAM President
Customer Testimonails

The MCU & TCA are working in partnership with Shift IT to deploy KEEPOD point to accredited schools, clubs & communities in our programs and to give them greater access to modern coaching, education & entertainment services and platforms

Vivek Ganesan Malawi Cricket Union President

Meet Our Team

Carl Meyer

Carl Meyer

Exec. Director, CTO & Co-Founder
Keshia-Zara Meyer

Keshia-Zara Meyer

Comm. & Mktg. Dir., Co-Founder
Tombo Banda

Tombo Banda

Eng. Director & Ops. Advisory
Anthony Behan

Anthony Behan

Projects Director
Prof. Charlie Schweik

Prof. Charlie Schweik

UMASS Team Leader
Prathik Pankaj

Prathik Pankaj

CFO & Fundraising Dir.
Olivia Kamkwamba

Olivia Kamkwamba

Education Advisor
Nix Maxwell

Asif Kassam

Tech. & Communications Advisor
David Baliles

David Baliles

Technology Advisor
Rachel Sibande

Rachel Sibande

Google Developer & Advisor
Donna Mataya

Donna Mataya

Advisor
Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith

UMass Team Lead

Our Partners, Affiliates & Sponsors