The initial steps of KampaBits start up included a visit to Kampala by Ineke Aquarius of Butterfly Works and Anne Ikiara of Mamabits to forge a partnership with the local web design company Mountbatten Ltd.

Local partners that operate within the Kampala’s informal settlements were contacted during that time to form initial partners for Kampabits. Platform for Labour Action and St. Elizabeth Girls Home were part of the initial partnership.

By 12th September 2010, Kampabits was operational. The center was equipped with 23 state of the art computers, a super fast internet connection and a dedicated trainer with funding from Terre Des Hommes Netherlands. The center started with 20 students, drawn from the informal settlements of Kawempe, Banda and Rubaga.