The two groups, Commenius College in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and the MYSA group in Nairobi Kenya built virtual places on a deserted island together. They chose the function for the village they would most like to see, be it a hang out place, a treehouse, a cafe or an airport.

Sometimes, it makes sense to do something that is not so common:

Have you ever felt the need to not be one among the crowd? Now, everyone follows the herd but the person who thinks that they cannot be a part of the herd and have the courage to be able to stand up for themselves is the one who will set a trend and millions of others will follow him or her.

Online trading is something that you must try:

A couple of months ago, I was sitting jobless at home whiling away most of my time. I was looking at a perfect workplace where I could be myself creatively. But seems that every place that I had in my mind were either overflowing with job applicants already or had no vacancy at all in the first place.

A couple of weeks later, I still had no job!

A little bit of saving that I had was my ration for the days that I sought another job. But weeks later and with no job likely to be on hand even now, I realized that my bank statement was a dangerous thing to reckon with. I did not have enough saving to last me even more than three weeks and in case I did not find any job in good time I would be rendered homeless because then I would no longer officially e capable of paying my monthly rent and my landlady was not a saintly lady at all!

Then something wonderful happens!

I was browsing the internet one day quite dejected when I opened the link to suggested web pages from my email and voila! What do I see?

This page tells me that there are trading platforms that I can trade on sitting right in the plush comfort of my home! I am interested and I start reading and I realize that this is it!

They filled their place in the village with images, texts, wishes and links. The groups worked individually and in groups and made use of an online notice board to collect suggestions and images from students in the other country to help them build their part of the island. The interface is scrollable norama of the island with parts of it clickable to zoom in on the areas built by the students.

The exchange started ran through February and March 2000. Take a look around the island to see the results:Island!


Youth Pages
New Sites

The invention of robots has become an automated trading solution for traders which made their work easy and had saved a lot of time and strain from research. There are many robots available in the market to perform forex trading, CFD’s trading or cryptocurrency trading. But while choosing they need to be careful about genuinely and reliability of software.

Faith left just a couple of days ago and we are still overwhelmed by all the things we discussed. Here our some of the highlights of her trip:

* Brunch with all the volunteers on sunday, the first time for a lot of people to meet Faith and discuss with eachother all the new plans.
* A visit to Mediamatic, a designstudio in Amsterdam and attending Emer’s class on concept developing.
* A visit to Stipo (Ineke’s workplace) to collect an nice design assignment for the youth.
* Meeting our dear sponser ICCO and talk about future plans and again… collecting an assignment for the youth!
* A visit to QuA Accociates (Hester’s workplace) to meet the designers and see the latest design possibilities in flash.

And of course….shopping…. sightseeing….eating….and talking. We had a great time together and we go full speed ahead. We hope to open our new office in June.

April 6:
Faith Longwe our local Kenyan coordinator is coming to the Netherlands! A perfect time to talk about all the future plans of NairoBits. Furthermore she will attend a few related workshops and visit some multimedia studio’s in Amsterdam. And most of all this is a chance to finally meet all these volunteers who make NairoBits possible!
April 4:
We are happy to say that also other countries are discovering NairoBits. Today the BBC from England will visit NairoBits for a documentary about internet in Africa! The BBC is one of the leading networks in Europe and the show will be aired around September. We will keep you posted… 
April 1:
Sooo ….much is happening…NairoBits is getting stronger than ever before! Last week our main sponsor’s decided to give funding for the coming 3 years!Together we can now build a professional webdesign office in Nairobi.

The first (paid) projects are coming in, the youth will start working on a few pages about the projects from ICCO, it will all be launched at Festival Mundial in the Netherlands. ICCO is a charity organisation and the biggest fan of the NairoBits project.

Besides the ICCO project the youth will start working on a site for African art More about this later…..

March 5:
Faith and Corinne will meet HIVOS in Nairobi to discuss future plans.

March 2:
After winning the World Bank price 2000 we anted a new contest: The Stockholm exchange! The Stockholm Challenge gives projects the opportunity to participate in a fantastic networking activity where IT entrepreneurs and enthusiasts from all over the world meet and showcase their best solutions!

Come and take a look at us and other projects

February 16
A new project from the Nairobi youth is online! We are proud to present: 
This site for the Royal Netherlands Embassy is made by NairoBits!

February 8:
Lots of things are happening!
NairoBits found with help of TAABCO an new office…So the computers are moved again but this time for longer…
Also we have a new member on board, Corinne a Dutch lady who recently moved to Nairobi and was looking for an inspiring volunteer job. She will assist our local coordinator Faith.

The Dutch team is growing also with new people for press, webdesign and concept !

But the best this week we finished our year report 2000…pfffff…what a job…..
January 17:
We are getting back on track… the computers are moved to the new MYSA building in one of the slums of Nairobi. The computer lessons to the MYSA youth will now continue as normal. Thanks to the generator we can work there because there is no electricity in the building.
Quite a new adventure……

January 8:
Today the NairoBits youth started to come together again to work on the future of NairoBits. Unfortunately we are facing some challenges. The NairoBits project had to leave the school and is currently searching for a new space. The computers are in storage so we have to keep our fingers crossed that we get a new space soon. But of course we are not ready to give up and came with an alternative plan:

Simon, Mark, George Otieno, Kennedy will continue working on the Dutch Embassy site, first and any other work that is needed to be done.

Karani, Bonface, Idris, George Wambugu, Stephen will train the MYSA new youth

Geoffrey, Biasha, rose, Campos, Masaka, Joseph, Kiarie, Moses will go to Mombasa to work together with Kuona Trust (an artist organisation).More about this project later……

To continue teaching and doing projects we requested funding for the coming year, but all is still in process. Do you know somebody who is willing to sponsor the project, please let us know! With help we are aiming to be selfsustained within 3 years.

2001 January 1:
Happy New Year! May all your wishes come true!
Please keep a close eye on NairoBits this year to see what we will accomplish this year…..

On 20 November 1999, for the fifth time a Child Rights Festival took place in Utrecht, where it was celebrated that the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations exactly ten years ago. The Convention includes rights related to the education, health and protection of children as well as general human rights.

The Cryptocurrency trading tool is the latest investment options to those who are looking for a good income earning trading tool, with advanced technology and investment tool with a high level of accurate trades. The pre-programmed robot executes favorable trades on behalf of the user, keeping the user just aware of the trades being executed at lightning speed without having to worry the time lag which is one major setback in traditional offline trading across worldwide exchanges.

Users can safely proceed and register with the digital trading platform, choosing the best cryptocurrencies to mine and partner only with legitimate crypto brokers, the rest can be left to this robot which is the most powerful tool for placing high and consistent winning trades, available for new investors who are naïve and rest assured need not worry about their hard earnings being wiped off. The programmers who have designed the crypto robots have done a lot of research and developed complex mathematical algorithms which cannot be hacked or duplicated due to unique codes which are embedded in the trading software.

The NairoBits project recognises the importance of Child Rights, especially the right to information and the right to freedom of expression. NairoBits was therefore present at the Child Rights Festival in Utrecht, where children could draw pictures and write short stories on their ideas about Africa. You can see photographs of the most beautiful pictures and their makers below.





Katja Schuurman






Bart, Chris,







Article 13: Children shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds.

Article 17: Children shall have the right to access to information and material from a diversity of national and international sources. In this respect, the important function of the mass media is recognised.

Article 31: Children shall have the right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.

For the full United Nations agreement on Children’s Rights