Nelly Cheboi Kenya, USA-based software engineer is among ten individuals who have been for the CNN 2022 Hero Of the Year Award.

The CNN Hero Award Of the year honours individuals from different parts of the world who are making a positive impact on society through small acts of kindness.

Cheboi is the CEO and founder of Techlit Africa which was recognized for creating technology labs in schools in rural parts of Kenya by recycling old computers.

The ten honorees are set to receive a $10,000 prize (approx. Ksh.1.2 million) before the 2022 CNN Hero of the Year is announced on December 11, after voting is concluded on December 6.

The Hero of the Year will receive a cash prize of $100,000 (Ksh.12.2 million).

The Kenyan lady made the top ten list alongside; Carie Broecker (Peace of Mind Dog Rescue), Richard Casper (CreatiVets), Nora El-Khouri Spencer (Hope Renovations), Tyrique Glasgow (Young Chances Foundation), Teresa Gray (Mobile Medics International), Meymuna Hussein-Cattan (The Tiyya Foundation), Aidan Reilly (The Farmlink Project), Debra Vines (The Answer Inc.) and Bobby Wilson (Metro Atlanta Urban Farm)

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